Regional Business Developer - Texas
Job Details
Experienced
Dallas, TX - Dallas, TX
Full Time
Road Warrior
Sales
Description

Reports to: Vice President – Business Development

FLSA Status: Exempt

SUMMARY

The Regional Business Developer is responsible for all new business development, handling sales calls, whether lead driven or by cold calling, food shows, warehouse management and relationships, within assigned territory. This person is ultimately responsible for sustaining our existing market and developing new business in order to grow product and equipment distribution within the territory. This, at times, could require extensive travel. The primary focus is on achieving company growth and profitability goals.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Champs Chicken, Cooper’s Express, and Private-Label branded program sales
    • Focus in C-Store, Grocery, or Free Standing
    • Place cold calls to potential customers
    • Follow up on all show and other leads
    • Develop and close deals
    • Utilize existing relationships to gain new referrals and leads
    • Oversee details of new accounts from sales cycle through opening of account
    • Focus on filling truck routes or growing sales through distribution partners with additional accounts
    • Close quality and profitable accounts that are dedicated to PFS’s various programs
    • Work closely with sales team of Business Advisors within sales territory
    • Maintain proper and accurate CRM customer records at all times
    • Participate in food shows and on-site demonstrations including equipment set-up and tear-down and food preparation
  • Equipment sales
    • Develop detailed knowledge of equipment used in deli environments
    • Develop and maintain relationships with large chains, engineers, and buyers of equipment
    • Identify store needs to provide them with equipment solutions
    • Develop and close deals
    • Use branded programs to drive equipment sales
  • Manage existing business
    • Work with office staff and Business Advisors to ensure all operating needs of customers are met
    • Work with Business Advisors preparing new accounts for opening
    • Cross sell additional products to existing customer, based upon need
    • Visit existing accounts and maintain relationships with owner or decision maker for leads or addition of multiple store locations
  • Develop and maintain business relationships which affect company profitability and goals
  • Work with vendors and distributors to develop referrals, suppliers, or distributor networks
  • Focus on achieving company goals
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • 5 + years of sales experience: preferred grocery store, c-store, or deli operation knowledge
  • Proven sales closer with foodservice or foodservice programs
  • Ability to WIN DEALS
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently 95% of time, with no supervision
  • Strong work ethic and ability to travel overnight EXTENSIVELY – Approximately 80%
  • Sales oriented always focused on customer needs first!
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all types of people from owners to hourly employees for business results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Technological skill sets to include use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM, Web-X and other software as required – AutoQuotes is a plus
  • Organization of business materials; internal, customer and project files
  • A positive attitude!
  • Persistent in nature, follow up is a must!
  • A likeable personality
  • Ability to manage time and schedule effectively

    WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Approximately 25% of the work is performed in an office setting.
  • Significant auto and some air travel, up to 75% of the time, is required to cover the assigned territory.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Manage high automobile drive time expectations, 3K-5K miles/month
  • Frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
  • Occasionally required to sit and climb or balance
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs., frequently lift and/or move up to 75lbs
  • Lift and transport cases of product that weigh 40 or more pounds
  • Facilitate demos that require transferring heavy equipment and product
  • Set up and tear down trade shows, load and unload bulky, heavy equipment and product
  • Store trade show equipment at home (e.g. table top display cargo containers)
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