Position : Retail Sales Representative
Reports To: Sales Manager
Anticipated Start Date: August 15, 2020
Affinity Group Canada is a well established successful and growing company that prides itself on being one of the premier food brokers in Canada. Since 1989, our success has been driven by the number of industry leading food manufacturers that we represent. We pride ourselves on having a dedicated sales team, strong customer service orientation, extensive product knowledge and a professional, challenging and rewarding work environment.
SUMMARY: The Affinity Group Retail Sales Representative is responsible in providing excellent customer service to all accounts in their specified territory. In addition, the gathering of field information and representing our Clients in a professional and courteous manner is vital to the success of this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To make store visits to new and existing retailers
To provide store-level support on new product launches and initiatives.
To perform store audit checks
To manage retail distributors and pre-sell feature activity and track featured activity
Manage shelf space and location of products.
Build rapport at store and head office level
To participate at various distributor and food related trade shows.
The successful candidates must possess the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Have excellent communication skills both written and oral with a strong command of the English language
Have excellent negotiation, problem-solving and analytical skills
Have excellent organizational and time-management skills
Have excellent presentation skills - in both the boardroom and kitchen
Be a self-starter and able to work independently
Must have a valid drivers license
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Candidate must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.
Work may be performed in an office, warehouse or restaurant environment.
Stand for extended periods of time, walk, bend, stoop, or climb.
May have possible exposure to dust and may require the ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds.
Flexible work hours to accommodate demands of position (some weekends included)
May require travel up to 80% of the time within territory and overnights may be required
We offer a competitive wage, bonus potential, car allowance and group benefit package. Interested candidates should email resumes. Only successful candidates that meet our requirements will be contacted. Previous applicants need not apply.