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District Sales Representative - Middle to Southern and Western Minnesota

McKee Foods Corporation

Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Remote
Posted on: April 7, 2024
District Sales Representative - Middle to Southern and Western Minnesota
• No sales center or warehouse to manage
• Less than 3% turnover
• Monday - Friday Schedule
• Work from Home
• Company Car
• Family Company, Privately Owned
McKee Foods is a privately held, family-run company. McKee bakes and sells America’s leading snack cake brand, Little Debbie, with annual sales $1 Billion+. The ideal candidate will possess direct-store delivery (DSD) sales growth in food, beverage, grocery, or retail environment as a District Sales Manager, Route Sales Representative, Territory Sales Manager, Market Sales Lead, Team Lead, Merchandising Supervisor, Grocery Manager.
• Growth : Company is experiencing record sales and continual growth nationwide.
• Stability : Privately held company, nearly 30% of the workforce has been with the organization for 20 years or more. The company has less than 3% turnover nationwide.
• Values : Faith-based / family owned company.
• Award winning! Best Overall Place to Work, Best Food/Beverage Mfg Employer, Best Industrial Mfg Employer
What You’ll Do As a District Sales Representative
The District Sales Representative is responsible for customer development, customer relations and communication with independent wholesale distributors and retailers. Provide sales assistance to distributors and assist them with growing sales of snack cake products.
Responsibilities Of a District Sales Representative
• Build strong business relationships with each independent distributor in the district through sales assistance.
• Recruit and appoint quality candidates for distributorships.
• Offer quality orientation to new independent distributors.
• Act as liaison between McKee Foods and independent distributors.
• Develop good relationships with retailers in the district.
• Gain authorizations for products/product lines, space and promotions with retailers.
• Communicate with independent distributors on a regular basis.
• Encourage and assist independent distributors with developing business plans.
• Operate a company sales territory when needed and bring the DSR balance to zero within four weeks of ending the territory.
• Assist Distributor Accounts and Retail Accounts Receivable.
• Comply with FSO practices and procedures.
• Operate a company vehicle on a daily basis.
• Communicate job information to accomplish work tasks.
• Exercise personal safety on the job and demonstrate a commitment to the safety of others and our products.
What You’ll Need As a District Sales Representative
• 2+ years of account management and or sales leadership experience in the food & beverage or grocery industry.
• Territory includes Owatonna, Faribault, Albert Lea, Fairmont, Worthington, Austin, Mankato, New Ulm, Wilmar, Redwood Falls, Montevideo, Marshall, Paynesville, Kasson, Cannon Falls, Northfield, Minnesota; and Estherville, Armstrong and Swea City, Iowa.Job holder needs to live in Mankato, New Ulm, Hutchinson or willing and able to relocate upon accepting a job offer.
• Ability to develop accounts and build rapport with new and existing clients and distributors.
• Solid MS Office Skills.
• Ability to work from home.
• Early riser – days typically start at 4:00 AM
• Clear driver’s record.
• Advanced degree, training, or military experience is highly preferred.
Food and Beverage Manufacturing, Food and Beverage Retail, and Retail
Business Development, Sales, and Distribution