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Sales Representative (Outside Food Sales)

Company: Gordon Food Service
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Welcome to Gordon Food Service! We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share. See below for a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry. There's a seat at our table for you...


For over 120 years, Gordon Food Service has delivered the excellence, expertise, and quality products our customers need to design successful food operations and experiences. We've grown to be the largest family-operated broadline food distribution company in North America by being passionately committed to the people we serve.

At Gordon Food Service, our customers come first. As an Outside Food Sales Representative, you will cultivate relationships, develop new business, and provide innovative solutions to our customers, helping them to achieve their goals and, in return, yours!

This position will reside in: Houston, TX

Territory: Clear Lake Area

Pay: Potential of $100k+ in your first year!

Position Benefits

A generous 401(k) matching program that is above industry standards

Financial rewards for performance compensation structure which includes salary, commission, and bonuses

Low-cost benefit options for you and your family's health and future

An Automobile expense reimbursement plan

Cell phone reimbursement plan

Outside Food Sales Representative

We invite you to join our sales team where you'll experience a world where servant leadership and cutting-edge tools and training come together to support your career growth and financial objectives.

As an Outside Food Sales Representative, you'll be responsible for the overall sales and relationship management efforts for existing and prospective customers within your assigned territory. This includes pursuing new customers, deepening and strengthening existing customer relationships, and sales territory management.

Pursuing New Customers

Researching industry and market trends impacting restaurants within your territory

Identifying and researching prospective customers within your territory

Developing sales strategies that highlight products, services, values, and solutions offered by Gordon Food Service and presenting the sales strategy to prospective customers

Deepen and Strengthen Existing Customer Relationships

Visiting all customers within the assigned territory on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis

Conducting business reviews to determine existing customers needs and areas of opportunity for growing sales

Providing ongoing training to customers on Gordon Food Service product offerings

Identifying opportunities within existing customers businesses where Gordon Food Service can add value through product and service offerings

Sales Territory Management

Balancing new customers acquisition and deepening and strengthening existing customer relationships

Coordinating visits to prospective customers and existing customers

Communicating order status and order processing updates to customers

Sales Training - Getting you Ready

Gordon Food Service's goal during your first 90 days is to set you up for success! This includes engaging you in various training offerings, including e-learning, classroom sessions, video roleplays, job shadowing, and peer sales representative mentorship. Throughout your first 90 days, you will learn:

How to use Gordon Food Service systems, processes, and tools to manage customer relationships

About the products available to Gordon Food Service customers

The sales process for engaging new customers

How to establish your relationships in the vast network of resources available to you, a Gordon Food Service sales representative

Best practices on developing relationships with current and prospective customers

Strategies on how to effectively manage your territory

Position Requirements

High School Diploma/GED is required

Bachelor's degree and/or culinary certificate preferred

1 year of prior sales, business, or food service experience

Maintaining a valid state driver's license and a safe driving record

Ability to obtain your food safety certification

Our Culture

Gordon Food Service has a people-focused culture forged through camaraderie, teamwork, and inclusion. Our business model is one of servant leadership. We best serve the customer by serving with great care those who serve our customers. We feel the culture when we work together and when we serve together. As a team, we tackle our challenges, celebrate our successes, and have fun on the journey. We are what we say we are, and we'd love for you to be a part of it.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Gordon Food Service

At Gordon Food Service, Everyone Is Important - it's one of our Cornerstone Values. We are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within our organization and the communities we serve. We aspire to Listen, Learn, Create, and Support sustainable solutions that are equitable and strengthen an atmosphere of dignity and respect.


Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.

Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words "Accommodation Request" in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free. Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.%21907810%

Keywords: Gordon Food Service, Houston , Sales Representative (Outside Food Sales), Other , Houston, Texas

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