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Smithfield Sales Representative in Des Moines, Iowa

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US-IA-Des Moines

Your Opportunity

As a Sales Team member, your primary responsibility would be introducing and placing new products with customers, executing organizational initiatives, and driving sales on key items with strategic customers for long-term growth. Whether it is bacon, ham, fresh pork or another product category you will work directly with the customers and cross-functional with everyone from Business Management to our Plant Operations to deliver the service and products to our customers and consumers

Our Sales Representative is an entry level sales role designed to expose individuals to all aspects of a sales position including selling to our customers, broker management, product training including visits to all relevant manufacturing facilities, trade and deduction management. This includes trade applications, forecasting and demand planning.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manages metrics to meet or exceed all assigned sales objectives including volume, profit, and expense associated with selling products to all accounts.

  • Support and continuously develop relationships with current customers.

  • Manage and develop sales accounts.

  • Evaluate customer complaints and resolve issues; maintains customer account relationships.

  • Fiscally accountable for managing within an assigned budget.

  • Ensures that sales account initiatives are implemented and executed at store level.

  • Travels throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers

  • Displays or demonstrates product, using samples or catalog, and emphasizes salable features .

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 2+ years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Spreadsheet, Word Processing, and Sales software.

  • Planning, organization, and execution skills.

  • Strong verbal and written language skills.

  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” and have made us one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich®and Nathan’s Famous®, among many others. For more information, visitwww.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandInstagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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ID 2021-18764

Job LocationsUS-IA-Des Moines

Category Sales

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt

Shift 1st Shift

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