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Sales Representative

Date:  Jan 16, 2021

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  29741
Job Function:  Sales & Marketing

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


We are actively recruiting for a Sales Representative to join our team! This person will maintain the daily sales activities of an assigned account base, including feature booking responsibility, in a manner consistent with quality, service, and reliability. This includes daily interaction with customers (voice and electronic), sales operations, distribution, marketing field merchandising, transportation and accounts receivable/credit. This individual is responsible for maximizing premium and product mix within the assigned account base. The account base will be comprised of a territory that includes Wholesale, Industrial, Foodservice and retail accounts.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Ensures movement of product at the highest possible premium on a daily basis consistent with tonnage and mix requirements.

2. Submits orders to distribution and product coordinators by the required times for all retail products.

3. Monitors and corrects problems, where necessary, with account receivables to be consistent with the company and department.

4. Responsible for a minimum number of daily pricing errors attributed to the sales person based on required goals.

5. Responsible for reading, understanding and modifying customer credit requests.

6. Manages feature booking consistent with the requirements of specific product lines, ensuring accurate quantities are booked.

7. Communicates effectively with field merchandising group to ensure sales are booked in a timely and correct manner.

8. Maintains education and participation in the QIP and attend as many in-house training and development classes as considered necessary by retail sales manager.

Minimum Education

  •  Bachelors degree in Sales, Marketing or Business Administration. In the absence of a Bachelors degree, total years of experience equals 10 years or greater. 

Experience Requirements

  • 2 -3 years related work experience
  • Strong reading, writing, communication and analytical skills
  • Must be able to travel to plant facilities and market areas to include overnight travel

Experience Preferred

  • Prior experience in meat or poultry sales preferred.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

1.    Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.
2.    May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.
3.    May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
4.    Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.
5.    When in a plant environment,
•    Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.
•    May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degree to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.
•    May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
•    May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.
•    May be exposed to all chemicals found in poultry, food and processing plant.
•    Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury