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Overview

Route Sales Representative

Classification:
Exempt for Base plus Commission routes, Non-Exempt for hourly routes.

Job Summary:
The Route Sales Representative meets our customers needs through up-selling/cross-selling and provides superior customer service through proactively managing all route responsibilities. Performs other duties as required. Reports to the District Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Solicit new customers, up-sell/cross-sell/sample all lines of service or product and ensure a profitable product mix.
  • Actively participate in promotions and contests, training and audits.
  • Follow company policies and procedures regarding installation of new customers, managing customer needs and all aspects of service. Performance goals must be met on a regular basis.
  • Ensure customer loyalty, retention and provide outstanding customer service. Build relationships, communicate openly, educate customers, manage customer needs and proactively resolve concerns in cooperation with supervision.
  • Safely operate a delivery vehicle on each trip, following all applicable laws and company policy.
  • Maintain vehicle cleanliness and perform regular vehicle inspections.
  • Handle and process customer payments. Keep route paperwork current.
  • Ensure timely and correct deliveries of complete textile loads, pick up soiled textiles and maintain proper inventories in accounts. Service items such as facility maintenance products.
  • Monitor and report competitive activity. Keep service agreements current and renewed.
  • Return from route and off load soiled textiles in the receiving area of facility.
  • Accurately prepare route paperwork and follow check-in procedures.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions and perform other tasks as directed by supervision.

Additional Functions:

  • May work with and support other service personnel as required by supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Have and maintain a valid drivers license, CDL when applicable.
  • ¬†Have and maintain a driving record free of chargeable accidents, speeding or safety violations.
  • Demonstrate excellent skills in the operation of vehicles and have a verifiable minimum one year experience of safe and successful driving.
  • Demonstrate excellent skills in customer service and route sales.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, ability to comprehend and follow direction, as well as good time management skills and team player.
  • Recognize colors, sizes and types of product and count, add and subtract accurately.

Education:

  • High School graduation or similar experience.

Travel Requirements:

  • Daily, by delivery vehicle within a route.

Typical Environmental Conditions:

  • Operating vehicles on public roads, in and out of customer locations, loading areas of a typical industrial laundry facility, Service Center or depot.
  • Indoor and outdoor areas of a typical industrial facility.

Typical Physical Activity:

  • Physical Demands – sitting, grasping, driving, stooping, climbing stairs, moving carts up to 500 lbs, lifting up to 75 lbs, standing, walking, writing, speaking, hearing.
Ability to lift up to 75lbs

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 23.40