Sysco Corp Marketing Associate in San Antonio, Texas

Company: FreshPoint South TexasLocation: US-TX-San AntonioZip Code: 78218Minimum Level of Education: High School or EquivalentMinimum Years of Experience: 0-1Position Type: Travel Percentage: Up to 100%

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FreshPoint South Texas

General Summary:

This is an outside sales position responsible for promoting the company’s products and services and for building relationships with new and existing accounts. The main focus is to help FreshPoint customers succeed while achieving sales and profit goals established by the company.

This position often requires working non-traditional hours (evening, weekends and holidays) in order to successfully meet customers’ needs.

An individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Develop new business, penetrate existing accounts, and minimize lost business to achieve profitable sales growth and special objectives within assigned territory.

  • Seek and qualify prospects in accordance with Company account stratification goals.

  • Research customer business needs and develop a mix of products and service to meet needs.

  • Evaluate market trends and recommend products to customers, based on business needs and goals.

  • Be informed of market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales; share information with customers as part of value-added services provided.

Essential Duties:

  • Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, and product uses. Provide product information and practical training to customer personnel.

  • Drive personal vehicle to customer accounts, conventions, company meetings, etc.

  • Communicate and collect accounts receivable as necessary, working with the credit department and client; collect all balances due based on approved credit terms.

  • Lift/carry laptop and product weighing 1-40 lbs, occasionally up to 75 lbs, to and from car, warehouse, customer locations, etc.

  • Manage deliveries to the routing schedule published by the transportation department; troubleshoot any problems that occur during the order process (for example, out of stock items, special order items, low inventory, etc.).

  • Participate in company functions, promotions, customer visits, and customer events. Attend and participate in general sales and district meetings.

  • Participate in ongoing training sessions.

  • Assist with the training of new employees as requested.

  • Review and analyze daily and weekly reports such as special order requests, customer bid files, and sales/gross profit margin data.

  • Perform administrative duties, such as preparing sales budgets and reports, maintaining sales records, processing credits and pick-up requests, preparing sales quotes and menu suggestions, and filing reports.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Basic Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or 5 YRS Foodservice sales experience

  • 6 months of outside sales, and/or chef/restaurant management experience, and/or related (Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality; or Culinary Arts) degree

  • Reside or willing to relocate to the geographical vicinity of territory

  • Valid driver's license with a “clean” driving record (including: no single DUI in the last 3 years and no multiple DUIs within the last 7 years)

  • Current automobile insurance with the following limits of liability: Bodily injury - $100,000 each person and $300,000 each accident; property damage - $100,000 is required

  • Must pass pre-employment testing (Drug Screen, Background Check)

  • Must sign Sysco Protective Covenants Agreement

  • Ability to read, write, speak English

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality; or Culinary Arts

  • 1 year of outside foodservice sales experience

  • Previous Sysco or its subsidiaries experience

  • Basic pc skills and proficiency with MS Outlook

  • Restaurant management / chef experience

  • Bilingual (English / Spanish)


To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Building Trust

  • Building Customer Loyalty

  • Follow-up

  • Sales Ability / Persuasiveness

  • Managing Work

  • Adaptability

  • Communication

This Job Description is not an employment contract. The company reserves the right to change the job description and the job duties at any time without notice. I certify that I understand the job description, I possess the above qualifications, and that I can perform each of the above functions with or without an accommodation.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time