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Route Sales Person

Bimbo Bakeries USA Louisville Full-Time
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Position Summary:

Follow procedures and good business practices that will enable your route to grow to potential. Work closely with customer and support all sales initiatives to achieve expectations. Responsible for customer development with regard to ordering, merchandising, and display opportunities.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Call on assigned accounts and store management to maintain relationships and solve customer issues

  • Maintain appropriate product levels in the bread aisle and display locations throughout the account, promoting growth

  • Responsible for route operational activity, including ordering and distribution, merchandising, promotional activity, holiday planning, and meeting customer expectations

  • Communicate with customers to assist them in understanding the promotional activity, and understand what our customer delivery expectations are

  • Ensure that product distribution is accomplished to customer satisfaction in agreement with any contract terms and requirements

  • Analyze account sales data to achieve optimal distribution of product to achieve sales goals and maximize freshness and related expenses

  • Assist customer relations to include selling of new products, and space/position gains

  • Solicit new business within the route territory

  • Represent BBU as a leader in the baking business

  • Other duties as assigned

    • High School diploma or equivalent preferred

    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    • Basic computer skills helpful.

    • Previous DSD operation or route sales experience desired

    • A valid driver’s license

    • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs

    • The ability to drive a standard shift truck

    • Must follow all DOT regulations and be able to pass a DOT physical.

    • Able to work early mornings and weekends


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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A leader in the baking industry, we are known for our category-leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of more than 27,000 U.S. associates operate bakeries across the United States to bring leading brands such as Arnold®, BallPark®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, Francisco®, Freihofer's®, Marinela®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas'®, Mrs Baird’s ® and Tia Rosa® to customers and consumers in every city, town and village in America.

As bakers, every morning we rise to meet the opportunity to bake the freshest, highest-quality products, serve our customers and learn from one another. You can see our work, across America, every day. It is at breakfast tables, in children’s lunch boxes, and in kitchens at night, where families come together to share their evening. Our work is baked into life, every meal, every day.

It is because of our people that we have winning brands and exceptional products. We want you to bring your dedication and enthusiasm to work at Bimbo Bakeries USA!

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