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 Distribution Sales Representative - Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job information
Posted by: Dawn Foods 
Hiring entity type: Distribution 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: No relocation assistance provided 
Position functions: Customer service & support
Service/Skilled - Food & Nutritional Services
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: in same country 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: High School 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Virtual interview questions: No questions which require answers when applying for this job posting.
Job code: / Latpro-3520769 
Date posted: Dec-29-2016
State, Zip: Illinois, Zip not provided


Dawn DSRs are responsible for achieving or exceeding sales goals within a defined territory; by creating mutually profitable sales opportunities with existing customers, as well as prospecting and securing new customer accounts within the Bakery and Grocery products industries.

Dawn DSRs provide exceptional product knowledge and service ensuring customer satisfaction in all areas of the business. Dawn DSRs work outside of their assigned Distribution Center, reporting directly to the Chicago facility Sales Manager. Sales personnel are commissioned team members and are paid within the parameters of the Dawn Corporate commission structure.


    • Provide on-site sales and consultation for our customers, including selling existing and new products, accurately entering, reviewing and transmitting customer orders

    • Calculate margins; prepare estimates and bids using Dawn’s pricing models to meet specific customer needs

    • Understand, explain and implement Dawn Foods’ credit policies and terms with customers

    • Identify prospective customers and new opportunities within existing accounts Monitor market conditions, product innovations and competitors’ products, prices and sales

    • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing sales budgets and reports, keeping sales records and filing expense reports


    • Qualifications

      • Minimum 3 years’ outside sales experience in a commissioned pay structure

      • Working knowledge of bakery products, raw materials and supplies

      • Working knowledge of foodservice and bakery operations

      • Possess an outgoing, consultative personality

      • Motivated self-starter able to work independently without direct daily supervision

      • Maintain superior customer service

      • Possess the ability to read, write, verbally communicate and comprehend the English and Spanish languages

      • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with co-workers and customers

      • Possess strong negotiating skills

      • Ability to understand and calculate margins

      • Valid Driver's License (MVR conducted)

      • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint

      • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively

Bilingual (Spanish/English) capabilities required