• Region Support Manager

    Work Location US-GA-LITHIA SPRINGS
    Job ID
    2019-15408
    Address
    1500 N RIVER RD
    Job Category
    Sales (Inside/Outside)
    Nearest Metro Area
    GA-Atlanta
  • We are searching for a Regional Support Manager who can successfully execute the Imports and Commodities sales and marketing plans to increase case volumes, sales and margin! This includes identifying, screening, and qualifying new business opportunities within the Divisions and Regions.  Come help lead new business development as a primary source of sales and margin growth for both internal, external and multi-unit customers. 

    Your succes will be measured by your ability to: 

    • Develop regional marketing and divisional relationships to identify new business opportunities and ensure customer feedback in making key decisions
    • Provide consultative services and product expertise to GFS Product Specialists and Sales Teams
    • Develop new and utilize existing training modules to plan and execute sales product training
    • Provide problem analysis and resolution to Product Specialists, CDSs and customers on product related concerns
    • Work with both internal and external customer teams to achieve Department sales and margin goals
    • Collaborate with Regional Chain Accounts to appropriately manage proprietary items
    • Attend appropriate GFS leadership meetings to identify opportunities for training and planning
    • Interface and collaborate with the Imports and Commodities team to identify target customers, introduce new products to satisfy unmet customer needs and support bids
    • Provide the primary contact for the Regional and Divisional teams in the planning and execution of food shows, other related shows, and product training events

     

    What we need from you:

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Supply Chain or related field (preferred)
    • Three to Five years previous inventory management, supply chain, purchasing or product management related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
    • In lieu of the specified education and experience requirements, a proven capability to perform the essential functions of the job, as demonstrated by an equivalent combination of education, training and/or relevant work experience may be considered
    • Must have strong mathematical skills and ability to calculate figures such as averages, proportions, percentages etc
    • Must have advanced knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, email and internet software applications, and the ability to learn new software related to the role. Experience with databases is helpful
    • Must have the ability to problem solve with accuracy and thoroughness
    • Ability to inject creativity, fresh thinking, and new perspectives and to generate new and imaginative ideas 
    • Proficient leadership abilities, capable of motivating others and influencing direction without explicit authority

     

     

    Find out more about our values, culture, and benefits at gfs.com/careers.   Be part of it!

     

    Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce.  To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.         

                 

    Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

     

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

     

    All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.

    Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.  

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