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Herr Foods Inc Route Sales Person (Hampton, VA) in Hampton, Virginia

Bringing Home Your Work Never Tasted So Good!

Herr Foods Inc. is a privately owned salty snack food manufacturer and distributor based in Nottingham, PA and we think our 1500+ employees are pretty spectacular! We are committed to making our Herr’s family business an enjoyable and profitable place to work.

We are currently seeking a qualified individual for the Route Sales position, joining our Hampton, VA team.

This position is full-time benefit eligible. Herr’s is proud to offer a variety of quality benefits and wellness programs where we have been recognized as a 5-time Well Workplace Award winner in the area! Elective benefits include medical, dental, vision and hearing insurance; long term disability, life insurance, accident, hospital and critical illness indemnity plans, and legal plans. The company also provides opportunities to contribute to a 401k, company profit sharing, vacation, sick and holiday pay; EAP services, and tuition reimbursement. Benefits start the first of the month following 30 days of service (unless otherwise noted in plan description).

Job Summary

Safely drives step-van delivery truck (may be manual) over any assigned route to sell, deliver, and merchandise products, as well as provide excellent customer service to a variety of grocery, mass merchandise, and independent chain stores.

The workweek will usually consist of 5 days, 50+ hours, and is typically a split-week schedule of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Some routes may be a Monday-Friday schedule, depending on branch location and route. In addition, the workweek may be extended to 60+ hours when new RSP limited experience and/or business needs exceed normal demands, especially around holidays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Sell, deliver, stock and merchandise Herr's brand snack foods to grocery retail and independent chain stores.

  • Progressively increase current customer sales volume. This includes and is not limited to:

  • Building relationships with key decision makers

  • Providing excellent customer service

  • Inquiring about customer needs

  • Communicating product knowledge and suggestive selling

  • Increase customer base by soliciting new accounts

  • Execute company sponsored promotional programs by acquiring temporary and incremental product displays, shelving, and permanent merchandising fixtures.

  • Rotate and provide credit to accounts for stale or damaged items in order to provide the freshest product.

  • Process orders by entering product codes into hand-held computers.

  • Collect cash from customers and accurately process associated invoices and paperwork.

  • Manage daily accuracy of product inventory.

  • Conduct daily pre-trip vehicle safety inspection. This includes and is not limited to headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and fluids, including proper engine oil levels.

  • Maintain a clean and organized truck. Sweep and wipe to clean truck interior; wash windows and mirrors; and dispose of trash boxes daily.

  • Attends and participates in all safety meetings and is committed to working safely including use of seat belt while in company vehicle.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must have a valid driver's license in the current state of residence.

  • Must possess and excellent driving record.

  • No more than 2 moving violations within the past 3 years

  • No DUI’s within the past 3 years

  • Must possess a high school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • Must pass a job-related assessment with a score of 70% or better.

  • All Herr Foods Inc. job offers are contingent upon successfully passing a drug test. Herr Foods also has a Random Drug Testing program for all active employees.

  • Able to read, write, understand and speak English.

  • Possess a stable work history with good references.

  • Display evidence of sound judgment and have the ability to adapt quickly to different work and driving conditions.

  • Possess strong communication, persuasion, and organizational skills.

  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage priorities effectively.

Physical Demands

  • Constantly reaching; frequently sitting, standing, walking, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing, driving and lifting up to 32 pounds

  • Occasionally lifting and carrying up to 48 pounds and pushing or pulling up to 40 pounds

Herr Foods Inc. is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer M/F/Veterans/Disabilities

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