Route Sales Representative ($47,000-$52,000/Year)
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.
- Full Time
- Established Route
- Most Weekends Off
- Indeed Reviews and Company Rating
What do you need to be a successful Route Sales Representative at Schwan’s?
- Customer focused
- Safe driver
- Problem Solver
- Effective communicator
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.
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Here John Mentz and Brian Struss talk about their experience as Route Sales Representatives for Schwan's Home Service.
A Day in the Life
of a Schwan’s Route Sales Representative
This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in people's lives with great food and service while controlling your own success.
Our Culture of‘Meaningful Participation’
Learn what it's like to work at Schwan's Company. Our passion is our food and it shows in all that we do!
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.
Base salary plus commission, paid holidays, & vacation
Medical, dental, vision & dependent care FSA
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
Including impressive employee discount
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.
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.
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).