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Field Merchandising Representative Sales in Middleborough, MA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
  • Date Posted:
    10/17/2020
  • Job ID:
    req17409

Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

 Description:

 The Field Merchandising Representative (FMR) is an entry level route sales position.  This position supports route operations and will be required to operate a route which entails loading and unloading product from a route truck, merchandising product in store, selling displays at retail and general communication with store personnel and internal within the Sales Center.  FMR has an obligation to conduct all tasks in a safe and courteous manner.  

Requirements include:  Communication Skills, local travel, good driving record and early morning start times and DOT Certification (company will administer).

Key Job Responsibilities:

Merchandising:

Pull ups of a list of stores furnished by management.  Schematics – Adhering to all plan-o-grams and merchandising products.

Selling:

Cover routes temporarily (up to and including worker’s Comp/disability).  Solicit store managers for secondary displays in support of Company programs being offered at that time, with prior approval of sales management.  Solicit new stores for service, with prior approval of sales management.  Selling & conducting demos, with prior approval.  Selling & conducting events (e.g. grand opening events), again with prior approval. 

Miscellaneous:

Packing out any back room stock.  Delivering relays and setting up displays. 
Other duties, as directed by management within contractual provisions

Job Requirements

Schedule for Hire:

  • Days: Monday - Sunday; Wednesday and Sunday off
  • Start Time: Estimated 3:00 am

Ideal Qualifications for the Route Sales Representative:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred but not required
  • A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted
  • Previous experience in route sales is a plus
  • Excellent customer service abilities required and account management skills a plus
  • Strong work ethic; able to work independently
  • Ability to professionally communicate with external and internal customers
  • Computer skills and proficiency is required
  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a DOT medical card
  • Must be able to lift 25-50 pounds on a regular basis, as well as routinely enter and exit a delivery vehicle
  • Must be able to climb, push/pull, bend, stoop, and kneel for extended periods as well as perform frequent reaching and use of fingers

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs other duties as assigned.  Be able to stand for long periods of time, work store hours and lift more then 50 lbs.

A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.