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Route Sales Representative

Bimbo Bakeries USA Bridgeport Full-Time
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The greatest brand names in baked goods and a steadfast commitment to quality, freshness and services are the secrets behind the success of Bimbo Bakeries USA.
Who is Bimbo Bakeries USA?
Bimbo Bakeries USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of baked goods in the US, with annual sales of $1.2 billion. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the Americas, with annual sales of $5.0 billion. Some of our market leading brands include:

  • Mrs Baird's  
  • Oroweat  
  • Bimbo
  • Marinela
  • Tia Rosa

Essential Duties and task of the Route Sales Representatives

  • Loads bakery products onto truck.  While loading items onto truck, verifies product count with sales order sheet.
  • Drives truck (with or without automatic shift) from store to store for product delivery.
  • Inspects display areas of existing bakery product while keying in inventory amounts on a hand held computer.  Talks with store representatives or customers while checking in or out of the store, trying to increase sales by obtaining additional displays in accounts.  
  • Removes outdated products from shelves of accounts for return to truck, and brings new product from truck to store and places it on shelves or display sites. Uses a “12-high" rack to transport product to and from the route truck.  
  • Reviews incoming inventory with store manager/representative to confirm amount delivered.
  • Takes new orders from customers for future delivery.
  • Unloads returned product at depot and places returned product on racks.
  • Completes inventory paper work at depot.
  • May train other drivers on sales routes.
  • Responds to customer inquiries or resolve customer complaints.
  • Puts gasoline in truck and checks oil.
  • Must be able to work a split week.  Typical workdays are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, usually with early morning start times.  The typical work days is eight to ten hours, but may vary.  This includes approximately two hours loading time and one hour check-in time.
  • Must be 21 years of age (Department of Transportation regulation).
  • Must have safe driving record and pass Company driving test.  Must provide copy of current driving record.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written.  Interacts with store personnel or customers, providing information and promoting good relations.
  • Must have ability to learn and effectively utilize a computerized order and invoicing system.
  • Must be a “self-starter" and able to work independently without direct supervision for the majority of time.
  • Must be able to lift product to and from truck and into the store.
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish)
Notice to Recruiters – Bimbo Bakeries USA (‘BBU") will not pay any referral commissions or placement fees to any organizations that submit to BBU unsolicited resumes, unless BBU has entered into a previously existing written contract with that organization which specifically concerns recruitment issues.

We Offer Paid Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K. Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/V/D

Skills required

Customer Service
Customer Relationship Management
Sales Management
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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 22 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA employs 21,000 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.

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