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Sales Support Associate

Company: UTZ Quality Foods
Location: Moline
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Utz is expanding our customer-focused sales team by seeking a Sales Support Associate to work out of our Moline, IL Sales Center. The Sales Support Associate assists the Sales Operations Team with multiple functions, including delivering product to customers, working in the warehouse, and merchandising stores to ensure we provide excellent service to the customers within the designated territory. We are seeking individuals with a skill set that can embrace and thrive in a sales environment to represent and sell the best brands of snack food in the industry. This is an hourly, full time position.

Key Responsibilities

* Assists the Sales Operations team with sales and warehouse activities within an assigned territory, including visiting our customers' businesses to merchandise and/or deliver product.
* In regions with RSPs, works closely with RSPs in assessing on-site product inventory maintained by customer and determining recommended purchase quantities and varieties of product necessary to maintain adequate product presence. (Note: Sales Support Associates, as hourly employees, do not make sales or seek to make sales themselves; however, they may fill in to run a route on occasion. They support the activities of RSPs, whose principal and most important duty is selling a variety of Utz snacks products to retailers/customers within an assigned territory on a regular basis.)
* Merchandises the stores, rotating product and ensuring that the display activity within stores motivates consumers to make additional purchases.
* Uses a plan-a-gram as a reference tool in building a customized product sales presence that maximizes product accessibility and sales to consumers.
* Assists the Sales team to develop strong rapport with all customers, key decision-makers, and other personnel capable of influencing sales in order to sway retailers/customers towards purchasing more company products and carrying new Utz merchandise not currently sold in their stores.
* Ensures that an assigned Utz sales vehicle is operating in a safe manner and that it is in suitable condition for road operation/travel. Immediately reports all observed or perceived safety or maintenance issues to appropriate Utz personnel.
* Orders inventory when working in the warehouse.
* Receives, stores, loads, and ensures all products and materials are accounted for and kept in excellent condition.
* Unloads trailers that arrive at the center and checks trailer loads for accuracy.
* Maintains accurate daily inventory balances.
* Uses a hand held computer to balance the daily inventory (warehouse inventory, daily orders, extra orders, return to stock, trailer loads).
* Keeps warehouse organized including product rotation.
* Covers open routes as directed by the management.
* Delivers product to customers and bins as needed. Places and merchandizes authorized products in accounts that are to be serviced.

Celebrating 100 years of Utz!

Here at Utz, our goal is to manufacture and sell the best possible products with a commitment to customer satisfaction that is second to none. Our iconic family of brands includes Utz, Snyder of Berlin, Golden Flake, Zapps, Bachman, Good Health, TGI Friday's, and Jax. We pride ourselves on our pleasant working environment, challenging opportunities, career growth and competitive wages. We also offer an attractive benefit package that includes medical, prescription, dental and vision plans, an employer match 401k, profit sharing plan and more. Come grow with the Utz Family of Brands!

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

4731 41st Street, Moline, Illinois 61265

* Prior merchandising, warehouse, or sales experience desired.
* Ability to obtain a DOT certification.
* Sales skills and knowledge of the snack food business desired.
* Requires organizational and attention to detail to maintain accurate inventory, records, and rotation of product in the stores and at the distribution center.
* Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
* Requires basic math skills.
* Requires independent decision making on inventory needs, especially during promotional activities.
* Requires a valid driver's license. Must be 19 years old or older. Requires passing of the UTZ on-line Defensive Driving Program.
* Must be able to operate a Route Sales delivery step van or box truck in a safe and competent manner.
* Able to fill in and cover open routes as necessary.
* Requires the ability to lift, carry, push, pull, load, and transport light to medium weight products.
* Ability to drive a forklift and/or use a hand jack may be required.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Outlook/Excel.
* Requires the ability to walk, sit, talk, bend, stand, twist, push, and pull frequently and for long periods.
* Requires the use of hands for simple grasping.

Keywords: UTZ Quality Foods, Moline , Sales Support Associate, Sales , Moline, Illinois

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