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Bimbo Bakeries USA INC Route Sales Representative in Yakima, Washington

Job Description Have you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A Thomas' English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee, Entenmann's or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more - the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.Top Reasons to Work for Bimbo Bakeries USA as a Route Sales Representative:Competitive starting pay, paid weekly, and the ability to "build your brand" in order to increase wagesAmazing medical and dental insurance at low weekly deductionsStable union position with pension for retirementVacation available after one yearBBU specific wellness and discountprograms availableRoute Sales Representative Position Summary:The Route Sales Representative represents BBU in the market, selling and delivering fresh baked products to retail customers, restaurants, and institutions. Through world class market execution, the Route Sales Professional's primary focus is to maximize sales to customers through strong customer relationships, good business practices that drive profitable sales growth, and provide incidental sales-related service that exceeds the customer's expectations.Route Sales Representative Key Job Responsibilities:Establish and maintain effective customer relationships to initiate and maximize sales in retail, restaurant, and institutional customers, ensure client retention by exceeding expectations with new and current customersDrive in store excellence by selling displays to drive incremental sales, ensuring racks are set in accordance with customer guidelines, and the seamless execution of promotionsInvestigate, create and follow through on all growth opportunities including soliciting new customers to grow market share on strategic brands by selling and supporting incremental displays and the generation of new leads to solicit new business within the route territoryExecution of world class merchandising and proper rotation of all products to ensure the best quality and freshness of our productsIntroduces new products and services to maximize sales and shelf space within existing accounts and when soliciting new customersResponsible for taking and maintaining proper inventory counts and placing product orders using a hand held device as well as servicing customers in accordance with customers' established service frequency patternsDrives company route truck safely; safely loads and unloads the truckCorrectly completes DOT logs and submits other documentation, paperwork and deposits on timeAdditional responsibilities and duties as assigned by supervisorSchedule for hire:Days: Sunday - Saturday; Wednesday and Sunday offStart time: Approximately 3:00amOvertime as needed Job RequirementsIdeal Qualifications for the Route Sales Representative:High School Diploma/GED preferred but not requiredA combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.Previous experience in route sales is a plusExcellent customer service abilities required and account management skills a plusStrong work ethic; able to work independentlyAbility to professionally communicate with external and internal custom