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Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

You will be joining a diverse team of the largest independently owned, center-of-the-plate food distributors in New England and Eastern New York. Providing a full line of quality products from meats to vegetables, dairy, deli, frozen foods, and nonperishables, backed by our reliable service and infallible commitment to our customer's success. Whether you're looking for an order of choice ribeye steaks or diced pork butt, you can source your meats from the Prime Cutting Room-custom cut, packaged, and weighed to your exact specifications.After completing a thorough training program which includes technical training, product training, and in-the-field sales training, you will transition into a role as a Field Sales Representative. This position reports to a sales manager.As a Field Sales Representative, you are the principal point of contact between Prime Source Foods and its customers. You ensure current customers have the right products and services, identify new markets and customer leads, and develop prospective customers. In many ways, you are the face of the company. You may do everything from answering phones to monitoring the competition while maintaining good customer relations and pursuing new sales opportunities.


  • Regularly call on existing customers to help process orders and generate new sales.
  • Identify customer needs and expedites the resolution of problems and complaints to maximize satisfaction.
  • Plan and organize schedules to call on prospective new accounts.
  • Reach out to new customer leads through cold calling.
  • Collaborate with the accounting department to ensure the collection of customer payments.
  • Manage to price and monitor credit term compliance.
  • Ensure excellent customer onboarding practices.
  • Identify and minimize any potential disruption to customer deliveries.
  • Achieve agreed-upon Growth and/or Goss Profit targets within schedule.
  • Perform cost-benefit and needs analysis of existing/potential customers to meet their needs.
  • Maintain detailed reports of sales activities including calls, orders, sales, lost business, and any customer problems.
  • Keep abreast of relevant food safety practices.Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Preferred Qualifications/Skills:
      • High school diploma or GED, BS/BA.
      • Valid driver's license and proof of insurance required access to dependable means of transportation.
      • 1-2 years of food industry experience.
      • Technologically competent; familiar with MS Office, remote internet connectivity, and ERP software.
      • Great interpersonal and customer service skills
      • Self-motivated.
      • Attention to detail.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Able to put together and execute new business prospecting plans.
      • Proven negotiator, with demonstrated closing skills.Our VISION is what we aspire to be in the future. We want to be New England's most valued provider of center-of-the-plate products through superior sourcing, product knowledge, and service options.Our MISSION is what we do every day. We will meet our customer's needs by providing flexible and efficient distribution services. Our VALUES rule our behavior. Trust - Fairness - Respect - Honesty & Teamwork.Perks at its Prime:
        • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
        • Flexible and Dependent Care Spending Account
        • Voluntary Life, AD&D, Long, and Short-Term Disability
        • Permanent Life, Cancer, and Accident Insurance
        • 401(K)
        • Employee Referral Incentive
        • Paid Time Off
        • Products at Cost ($.10/lb. over cost or $1.00/case over cost)
        • Turkey for Thanksgiving
        • Prime Roast for Christmas
        • Ham for Easter
        • Christmas Party
        • Safety Shoes ProgramTo view other positions for which you may qualify, please click on the link below and feel free to share it with family and friends!https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/a3e6031c-f8b1-4148-ac81-99fb63ebc0b5/Prime-Source-FoodsPI197176413

Keywords: PRIME SOURCE FOODS, Hartford , FIELD SALES REP HARTFORD, CT, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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