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Overview

Take control of your career. As a Route Sales Representative, you'll be in charge of all daily aspects of running a national route-based food business! Driving the iconic Schwan's yellow truck, you'll sell and deliver frozen foods to customers' homes while building the strong relationships to maintain and grow your route. Come be a part of our journey and see how far your ambition, outgoing nature and exceptional customer service can take you.

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Success Profile

What do you need to be a successful Route Sales Representative at Schwan’s?

  • Customer focused
  • Safe driver
  • Independent
  • Problem Solver
  • Personable
  • Effective communicator

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Quote

Hard work, dedication and teamwork will not only inspire you to hit the goals you are shooting for, but the goals you want for yourself. —Pat, Route Sales Representative

We promote from within - start here. go far.

  • Route Sales Representative leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.
    Warehouse Associate leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.
  • Depot Training Specialist leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.
    Service Ops Specialist leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.
  • Area Manager leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.
  • Zone Logistics Mgr leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.
  • Zone Manager leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.
  • Division Operations/ Logistics leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.
    National Operations/ Logistics leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.
  • Division Vice President leads to UI Team Lead, Maintenance Team Lead, or Product Developer.

Benefits

We believe everyone does their best work when they are inspired to achieve and recognized and rewarded for their efforts. That’s why we offer a competitive Total Rewards package that meets the needs of today’s employees. From our 401(k) program and various health and wellness offerings to “unexpected days off,” our hands-on training and career development, we provide the benefits you need to keep growing and advancing in your life and career.

  • Compensation

    Base salary plus commission, paid holidays, & vacation

  • Healthcare

    Medical, dental, vision & dependent care FSA

  • Professional Development

    Training & advancement opportunities. In fact, the majority of our leadership team, including our President & CEO, started as a Route Sales professional

  • 401(k) & Profit Sharing

  • Health, Wellness & Safety

    Various offerings including health assessments, screenings & coaching programs

  • Great Perks

    Including impressive employee discount

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Responsibilities

Job ID 19008103 Date posted 07/11/2019 Description

At Schwan's Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.

The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at http://www.schwanscompany.com

This outside sales position is responsible for selling & delivering a variety of frozen food to new and existing customers in their homes or places of business throughout an assigned service area. The position is also required to build new customers and operate a commercial motor vehicle.

Sells and delivers frozen food and other company products up to 120 customer's homes or places of business. Moves frozen food products from delivery trucks to the customer. Completes all assigned route and building new customer duties according to schedule determined by manager. Follows guidelines of Good Sales Practices such as including but not limited to; displaying products calling on all customers following up on missed or not at home customers professional demeanor and good hygiene.

Seeks out and establishes new customers for the route system in the assigned areas. Makes sales presentations to prospective customers. Informs customers of new products promotional products and any special services.

Addresses service complaints and works to resolve them. Communicates complaints and resolution to manager in a timely manner.

Applies safe practices while servicing customers and while operating commercial motor vehicle in support of a culture of safety. Expectations on adherence to traffic laws safe operating practices company policies standards and Department of Transportation regulations and requirements. Responsible to conduct daily vehicle inspections and customer transactions. Adheres to program requirements related to payment methods and USDA Federal SNAP Program.

Files daily sales reports via computer and completes all paperwork and hand-held computer preparation for the next day in accordance with corporate procedures. Accounts for and turns in all forms of payment collected each working day at the designated depository in accordance with corporate procedures.

Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.

Qualifications

Education: High school or equivalent

 

Years of Related Experience: One or more years of related work experience.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: The ability to effectively operate a commercial vehicle. The ability to effectively operate a hand held computer. The ability to learn and successfully communicate product information. The ability to accurately manage cash on a daily basis. The ability to successfully communicate with existing and potential customers. The ability to successfully sell products. Must meet the Federal Department of Transportation eligibility requirements including appropriate driver's license and corresponding medical certification as a condition of employment for this position. Must be able to pass Physical Abilities Evaluation (PAE).

 

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.
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Job Type: Exempt Business Unit: Schwan's Home Service, Inc. Req #: 19008103

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