Route Sales Job Description

Route Sales Job Description

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Route sales provides and implement distribution account management tools, forecasting systems, inventory reporting and trade marketing plans to key distribution partners; Provide monthly distribution forecasts;.

Route Sales Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective route sales job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included route sales job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provides a high level of customer service ad solve customer issues as they arise
Writes customer order and instructions
Informs regular customers of new products or services
Assemble and/or teardown promotional and other displays
Pick up waste oil at customer locations driving a Class B Tanker Truck and vac truck
Grow sales within an existing route of food service and hospitality accounts by providing customer training, regular and emergency service
Ensure the product distribution is accomplished to customer satisfaction in agreement with any contract terms and requirements
Analyze sales data to help drive effective decisions in the market drive brand growth with customers through increased sales and the acquisition of new space and displays
Performs any non-route delivery(s) necessary to provide customers with product
Calls on prospective customers to solicit new business

Route Sales Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Route Sales

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DOT, D.O.T, NICET

Education for Route Sales

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the route sales job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and University Degree in Business, Supervision, Education, Graduate, General Education, Truck Driving, Marketing, Business/Administration, Engineering, Mathematics

Skills for Route Sales

Desired skills for route sales include:

Foodservice industry
Backroom/inventory
Stocking aisles and shelves
Customer
Preferences and style
Basic Distribution techniques and concepts
Account stability
Displays
People
Products

Desired experience for route sales includes:

Always requires speaking and listening, and acuity
Requires standing, walking, carrying, stooping, crouching, sitting, grasping and reaching
May require lifting, pulling and/or pushing up to 10 lbs
Minimum 1 year experience in Heavy Duty Truck / Auto Parts or related industry
The ability to pass and maintain D.O.T
Must be able to work in fast paced continuous lifting environment

Route Sales Examples

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Route Sales Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of route sales. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for route sales
  • Analyze sales data to help drive brand growth with customers through increased sales and the acquisition of new space and displays
  • Establish and maintain effective customer relationships to initiate and maximize sales in retail to ensure client retention by exceeding expectations with new and current customers
  • Protect company assets by diligently performing all duties in a safe manner, including safely handling products delivered and payments collected
  • You’ll need the ability to get a CDL class B license with airbrake endorsement and have a clean driving record
  • You need to be able to work in all kinds of weather while working out on your own with limited supervision
  • You will get way more than your recommended 10,000 steps in a day, with plenty of water to keep you hydrated during the day
  • You must have the ability to obtain a DOT medical card for the purpose of working for Nestle Waters
  • Most importantly, you need to have a professional image and demeanor
  • Identify and acquire high quality, long-term, "preferred" customers to support growth through acquisition
  • Protect company assets, including collection of equipment and payments
Qualifications for route sales
  • Able to perform general office skills
  • Incumbent is proficient or can be trained to sell product to customers
  • Must have at least one year of Class B CDL driving experience
  • Two or four year college degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years sales experience in route sales delivery
  • A valid Driver's License with a good driving record is required, a CDL-B Driver’s License may be required
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Route Sales Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of route sales. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for route sales
  • Service parts washers at customers sites
  • Assist with warehouse duties as needed
  • Pick up 55 gallon containers of various fluids, oil filters
  • Account for all monies on a daily basis
  • Call on non-stops within assigned route structure
  • Other duties as management may require from time to time
  • Provides vacation relief for Route Sales Professionals and Loaders
  • Assisting the Sales Leadership Team in day to day operations and/or issues as needed
  • Assists with rack resets
  • Partners with Route Sales Professionals to create alignment in account chains
Qualifications for route sales
  • Federal Regulations require individuals in this position to be 21 years of age
  • Route experience necessary
  • Tanker endorsement is a plus
  • Previous route sales experience is a plus
  • Preferred ability to operate a manual transmission
  • Must be able to attend a company paid two week training program out of town
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Route Sales Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a route sales. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for route sales
  • Execution of world class merchandising to maximize sales and shelf space within existing accounts and when soliciting new customers
  • Correctly completed DOT logs and submits other documentation and paperwork
  • Operate Company vehicle in a safe, courteous and responsible manner with a valid driver's license
  • Comply with established company policies and procedures
  • Five years experience in route sales delivery
  • Must possess and maintain a Class A and/or Class B CDL
Qualifications for route sales
  • DSD Route and/or supermarket experience
  • Valid Drivers License and "clear" driving record for past 3 years
  • Ability to drive a 16 foot box truck (no CDL required)
  • Degree Preferred High School diploma or GED required
  • Must be able to drive, stand, walk, kneel, lift and bend required for virtually the entire shift
  • Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor environment with moderate noise, sometimes slippery floors
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Route Sales Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of route sales. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for route sales
  • This opportunity includes light warehouse work each day the restocking of the delivery vehicle
  • CDL B with air brake endorsement preferred
  • Previous CDL driving experience preferred
  • Previous grocery or DSD experience preferred
  • Must meet the Federal Department of Transportation medical certification requirements and driver eligibility
  • Must be able to obtain and retain a DOT medical card
Qualifications for route sales
  • Must follow all DOT regulations and be able to pass a DOT physical
  • Bachelors Degree in Business preferred - High School diploma or GED required
  • Must maintain idle time to company standards
  • Maintain a valid Class B CDL (based on established route) and current DOT medical card
  • Per Company and/or DOT regulations, report any moving violations to management immediately
  • Balance-pulling product, climb in and out of truck
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Route Sales Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of route sales. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for route sales
  • Six months experience and/or training in heavy duty sales (counter or outside)
  • Previous route or delivery vehicle driving experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, team lift and/or move up to 100 lbs
  • 3-5 years of related experience in DSD or direct sales (previous experience in route sales is a plus)
  • Excellent written and oral communication along with interpersonal and organizational skills
  • A valid driver’s license is required and able to obtain and retain a DOT Medical card
Qualifications for route sales
  • Must be able to lift 25-50 pounds on a regular basis, routinely enter and exit a delivery vehicle
  • Must be able to climb, push/pull, bend, stoop, and kneel for extended periods perform frequent reaching and use of fingers
  • Requires high school degree or GED
  • Route flexibility
  • The ability to operate a standard shift truck
  • Must be able to work early hours and evening loading trucks

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