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Route Rider in Roanoke, VA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 2/21/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Roanoke, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
  • Date Posted:
    2/21/2021
  • Job ID:
    req19389

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.

Come join the largest baking company in the world and our family of 20,000 associates nationwide!

Position Summary:

The Route Rider represents Bimbo Bakeries USA in the market, selling and delivering fresh baked products to retail customers, restaurants, and institutions. The Route Rider will be assigned to different routes covering for Route Sales Professionals. The Route Rider will drive a truck within in a sales territory delivering and merchandising product. Through world class market execution, the Route Rider’s primary focus is to maximize sales to customers through strong customer relationships, good business practices that drive profitable sales growth, and provide incidental sales-related service that exceeds the customer’s expectations.

Top Reasons to Work at Bimbo Bakeries USA:

  • Great starting pay!
  • Excellent benefits package!
  • Growing organization & increased demand for products!

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • You primary focus is to analyze sales data to help drive effective decisions in the market as well as drive brand growth with customers through increased sales and the acquisition of new space and displays.
  • You will establish and maintain effective customer relationships to initiate and maximize sales in retail, restaurant, and institutional customers, ensure client retention by exceeding expectations with new and current customers.
  • You will drive in store excellence by selling displays to drive incremental sales, ensuring racks are set in accordance with customer guidelines, and the seamless execution of promotions.
  • You will investigate, create and follow through on all growth opportunities including soliciting new customers to grow market share on strategic brands by selling and supporting incremental displays and the generation of new leads to solicit new business within the route territory. 
  • You will be responsible for the execution of world-class merchandising and proper rotation of all products to ensure the best quality and freshness of our products.
  • You will introduce new products and services to maximize sales and shelf space within existing accounts and when soliciting new customers. 
  • You will be responsible for taking and maintaining proper inventory counts and placing product orders using a handheld device as well as servicing customers in accordance with customers’ established service frequency patterns. 
  • You will cover open routes in the assigned territory and servicing every store on the route within the store’s delivery hours.
  • You will utilize order management tools (order management program, promotional and holiday planning information) while making independent ordering decisions to ensure optimal orders are being placed for each customer to ensure adequate and fresh products are being sold and delivered.
  • You will conduct daily route settlement procedures to account for all products, invoices, and cash.
  • You will correctly complete DOT logs and submits other documentation, paperwork and deposits on time.
  • You will live and promote the company’s safety beliefs and principles, ensuring safe work practices are being followed by all and working to eliminate unsafe conditions to drive the achievement of the safety goal of zero incidents.
  • You will live and promotes the company’s cultural beliefs, including respect for people, continuous improvement, exceeding customer and consumer expectations as well as working to meet the company’s strategic and financial goals.
  • Additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by supervisor.  

Key Behavioral Competencies: 

  • You have a strong analytical ability to gather and interpret data, in situations where the problems are somewhat complex (dealing with people, procedures and equipment).
  • You work well in a team-based environment, have solid interpersonal skills, and you are not averse to change.
  • You must be able to perform basic math and computer skills; SAP, Oracle, CPD preferred.
  • You act with a Continuous Improvement (CI) mindset: focus on improving efficiencies while decreasing waste. 

Job Requirements

Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent is preferred.
  • 1-3 Years of DSD (Direct Store Delivery) or route sales experience preferred.
  • A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Ability to obtain and retain a DOT Medical card required (company will administer).
  • Must have a good driving record.
  • Local travel required.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds, stack/unstack or carry, push/pull, stand and/or stoop for prolonged periods of time, climb, perform repetitive motions, perform frequent reaching and use of fingers, and work in a loud and hot/cold environment.  
  • You must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work 8+ hour shifts, work store hours with early morning starts, irregular and/or rotating shifts, including split days off (non-consecutive days off) and work holidays and weekends (frequently required).
  • Anticipated Schedule: Off Sun & Wed 

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.

Internal Title: Route Rider
Keywords: Route Sales Representative, Route Sales, Route Driver, Route Jumper, Route Reliever, Route Relief, Field Merchandising Representative, Route Rider

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.

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