District Sales Representative-SW Portland/Metro Area

Sales Representative - SW Portland/Metro Area

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Open and develop new accounts (90% of the time spent in the field).
  • Visit customers on a daily basis – build and maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Process and do maintenance (add-ons, deletions, and substitutions) on customer’s orders.
  • Provide knowledge and solution of our products, services, and added benefits to meet the customer’s needs.
  • Prospect for new customers and keep DSM informed on progress.
  • Answer customers inquiries relating to product information, pricing, delivery times, inventory on hand and general company information.
  • Communicate with credit department to keep customers within the credit terms granted by the Company.
  • Participate in sales meetings, food shows, and trade shows in order to promote sales, increase product knowledge, and maintain positive customer relationships.
  • Represent the Company is a positive and professional manner.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are a Drug Free Workplace. Applicants will be required to take a pre-employment drug test upon job offer.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Required Qualification:

We are looking for quality, motivated employees with serious ambition, who has what it takes to close sales and increase our market share. In addition:

  • 2 years of broadline food service distribution OUTSIDE sales experience is preferred.
  • 2 years prior experience in “cold calling” in applicable industry fields such as beverages, chemicals, restaurant equipment, etc. or culinary/restaurant management experience.
  • Associates Degree or equivalent from 2 year college in Business, Marketing, Hospitality or Culinary Arts.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency with basic Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License, good driving record, and reliable personal transportation as position requires significant local travel to current and prospective customers.
  • Strong verbal communication required with customers as well as the inside sales team and sales management.
  • Able to read, write, speak English.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours (evening, week-end, holiday) on occasion, in order to meet customers’ needs.
  • Acute organization skills to meet constant deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Great customer service skills.
  • Communicates openly and accepts feedback.