SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Sales & Marketing Marshville, North Carolina


Description

Position at Pilgrim's

Sales Representative

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively prospect and sell fresh products to new and existing customers
  • Procure raw meat for value added production from sister plants and/or external suppliers
  • Work closely with prepared foods sales and production to determine best use and schedule of in-house raw material
  • Set up weekly production run schedule for production coordinator and provide weekly forecase of sales to determine spot loads
  • Act as liaison between sales manager and division
  • Send out samples upon customer request
  • Write up customer complaints and distribute to appropriate personnel
  • Assist transportation clerk with logistical scheduling
  • Work with sales administrator to retrieve and process orders
  • Coordinate and key in receiving of outside sales/transfer trucks
  • Lead daily production meetings with production coordinator and shipping
  • Cross-train with production coordinator and sales administrator
  • Exhibit the highest possible level of customer service to all customers, visitors and prospects

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

 

EDUCATION:

Typically requires a Bachelors degree in a related field.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Requires a minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience.  DIRECTLY RELATED work experience will be accepted on a year-for-year basis in lieu of the educational requirement. 

 

BASIC SKILLS:

  • Working knowledge and understanding of sales, manufacturing and product development
  • Prior poultry industry experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office); SAP experience preferred
  • Good personality/ability to interact effectively with customers, customer product managers, QA managers, R&D staff, etc.
  • Compassionate to customers' needs
  • Detail oriented
  • Can thrive in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent follow-through skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel as required

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled