Business Development Manager - #19503933
The Business Development Manager position at Lipari Foods is primarily responsible for the servicing of customers and clients of the company. This mainly includes: grocery stores, bakeries, delis and convenience stores located in Washington, DC and surrounding areas. Duties include: collecting customer orders, processing credits, marketing of Lipari products and services and overall growth of sales territory. In order to be considered for this position, applicants must have a valid driver's license, insurance, vehicle and an acceptable driving record.
This position at Lipari Foods is ideal for the candidate who has the ability to develop and maintain a positive relationship with existing and new customers. This position is responsible for development and growth with assigned accounts. Additionally, the position is responsible for all aspects of order collection and transmission. Along with managing pricing analysis with existing and new customers.
Knowledge & Experience:
- Direct sales to designated customers including retailers, delis, bakeries, convenience stores, etc.
- Present new items as well as flyers, pre-sells, and other programs to customer-level
- Provide marketing materials and other 'value-added' services
- Process customer returns and credits, as needed
- Be the 'face' of Lipari Foods at customer-level
Specialized Skills or Knowledge:
- Bachelor's Degree preferred
- P.C. literate, proficient in Excel, Word and standard email applications
- Outstanding communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work effectively under pressure
- Must be able to read, write and understand English
- Multi-task oriented with focus on management over the telephone with remote supervision in place
- 'Whatever It Takes, Can Do' Attitude
The Business Development Manager position at Lipari Foods requires a significant amount of territorial travel. Therefore, there will be an estimated 100% territory travel associated with the position. This travel will consist of customer visits, regional sales meetings, quarterly meeting in Warren, MI and other sales-specific functions.
Lipari Foods LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lipari Foods is a regional full-line deli, bakery, packaging, and grocery distributor, servicing 15 states including Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. We are located in Warren, MI and have been servicing our customers since 1963. We currently have over 1,900 employees in our marketing area servicing our accounts. With our 'Take Care of the Customer' approach, we have made it our mission to make customer service our focus.
We are looking to fill this position with a positive, team-minded individual looking to grow with us!