2-3 years proven outside sales experience (consumer product sales strongly desired) or equivalent 4 year college degree.
Experience making effective sales presentations and using negotiation skills needed.
Good organizational and planning skills needed (to maintain a set schedule of accounts.)
Must be able to follow instructions, have keen attention to detail and accuracy.
Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills required.
Able to work well independently and excel in a fast-paced environment.
Experience carrying out merchandising objectives such as: maintaining distribution levels, shelf presence, displays, signage, filling back stock, developing cross merchandising and tie in opportunities as well as working with plan-o-grams to set/reset product (strongly preferred).
Able to climb, reach, bend, rotate, stoop, carry and lift up to 50 lbs.
Reside within the specified geographic territory, (ideally will live in the center of the territory).
Able to operate a motor vehicle.
Must possess a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record.
1-2 overnight stay per month is required.
We market three leading brands. Russell Stover is America’s #1 brand of boxed chocolates; Whitman’s has been a leading brand since its founding more than 150 years ago and Pangburn’s Millionaires is a leading US regional brand.
We offer a competitive salary, eligibility to participate in our ‘Sweet Rewards’ Incentive Program and a company vehicle.
After completing 60 days of employment, fulltime employees are eligible to enroll in our medical, dental, vision and life Insurance. After 90 days employees are eligible to participate in our 401(k) plan with 50% generous company match (up to 6% of compensation), paid holidays and vacation.
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Russell Stover Candies
Kansas City, MO 64112
Individuals expressing interest in this position must meet the minimum position qualifications, as defined by the Company, in order to be considered an applicant for employment opportunity. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled