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Specialist, Non Foods

at Performance Foodservice

Posted: 5/23/2019
Job Reference #: 631726
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Job Title
Specialist, Non Foods

Job Description
The primary function of this position is to grow the Non-Foods segment of the OpCo business.  Working directly with the local OpCo President and his/her team, along with the AFFLINK Strategic Growth team, the Non-Foods Specialist position will perform the following duties: 
  • Provides consultative services to customers and supports OpCo Sales department for all Non-Foods business
  • Analyzes non-food sales by district, territory, and customer, identifying specific targets and growth goals while working with Area Managers to meet goals
  • Recruit, develop, and present to the OpCo new Suppliers and Non-Foods programs (both corporate and OpCo specific)
  • Works with VP, Operations to oversee the Indirect Spend for the OpCo.  Insures utilization of Shopfront Online Order Portal for all Indirect/For-Use/Facility purchases
  • Participates in meetings with sales and procurement management to discuss training and growth plans.
  • Plans and participates in routine meetings in conjunction with the appropriate preferred Non-Food Suppliers
  • Participates in training sessions for new hires with a focus on acquiring new Non-Foods accounts as well as growing the Non-Foods category in existing accounts
  • Participates in the set up and operation of booths in vendor fairs, food shows, and sales meetings while maintaining appropriate lines of communication with sales reps and customers.
  • Maintains Non-Foods business analytics and dashboard and regularly reports this information to the appropriate OpCo personnel and AFFLINK Strategic Growth Team.
  • Work with each sales person and appropriate Suppliers to elevate their understanding of Non-Food Categories to drive growth in this area
  • Makes sales calls as appropriate to drive Non-Foods business within the OpCo
  • Work with Procurement to identify and review non-preferred spend and convert that to branded items where possible
  • Conduct regular meetings with the OpCo president to discuss results and strategies.
  • Identify and drive synergies between AFFLINK and Performance Foodservice

Job Location
Houston, Texas (TX)

1st Shift

Full Time / Part Time
Full Time

EEO Statement
Performance Food Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually or collectively, the "Company") provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please click on the following links to review: (1) our EEO Policy; (2) the "EEO is the Law" poster and supplement; and (3) the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferably with a major or concentration in business administration or marketing.
We will accept a combination of education and experience in lieu of a degree.

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Preferred Qualifications
Sales and/or distribution experience dealing with jan-san, food packaging, or non-food disposables.

Five years experience in the distribution business as a sales person, manufacturing rep., or broker is highly desirable.

Company Description

Performance Foodservice, PFG’s broadline distributor, maintains a unique relationship with a variety of local customers, including independent restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, schools, and quick-service eateries. A team of sales reps, chefs, consultants and other experts builds close relationships with each customer, providing advice on improving operations, menu development, product selection and operational strategies. The Performance Foodservice team delivers delicious food, but also goes above and beyond to help independent restaurant owners achieve their dreams.