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Business Advisor - Foodservice

Company: Harbor Wholesale Foods
Location: Lacey
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

General Summary: The Foodservice Business Advisor supports the retail foodservice program, foodservice team, and foodservice customers. This position works closely with the Foodservice Sales Developers to onboard new foodservice business, and with customers to perform key customer business reviews, update menu and retail pricing, perform cost of goods analysis, and in-store training for quick service restaurant concepts in convenience stores and markets. Compensation: $60K with all expenses paid. Travel is up to 60% of this position. Essential Job Functions: Foodservice coordination and QSR Trainer - Daily/Weekly functions to include: Manage schedule and route to perform key customer foodservice business reviews and trainings
Travel to areas scheduled for support
Lead in-store training for new concepts and QSRs
Conduct foodservice business reviews with key customers
Advise customers on menu selections, product gaps, and SRPs in foodservice business reviews
Set appointments with customers and share calendar with FSDs
Work closely with FSDs on timing of new openings and individual project details, rearrange schedule as needed when timeframes change
Communicate with FSDs and customers to manage and prioritize customer projects and trainings
Assessing new QSR locations to place stocking order, set training schedule for store employees, and determine length of training needed on a case-by-case basis
Forecast new business with purchasing to facilitate QSR opening, check for, and fill any outs on stocking order
Consult with customer on custom foodservice graphic projects and work with graphics department and print company on project details and costs
Communicate with TSMs on transfer of duties and follow-up when a training and opening are completed, and on any follow-up needed from TSM, discovered during business reviews
Submit stocking orders for foodservice products
Perform cost of goods analysis and updates in Excel
Advise customers on new foodservice products
Submit digital menu projects and updates to graphics department
Submit graphic project requests for customer marketing support Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficiency in MS Office Suite with emphasis in Excel
Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience preferred
Strong communication, professional writing, and superb organizational skills
Must be a self-starter with good self-direction
Ability to work alone and independently for long periods of time in a fast-paced environment where details and resourcefulness are key attributes
Proactive attitude
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, reliable and presentable transportation and required insurance
Must live centrally located within territory. Travel within a very large territory is up to 50% of this role. Education and Experience: MS Office Suite with solid intermediate Outlook and Excel
Outstanding communication skills internally and externally
Direct experience within a fast-paced, high-volume sales environment preferably in multiple lcoations with empahsis in sales support in the field.
Foodservice, retail, merchandising experience strongly preferred
Experience in light training/facilitation of others preferred. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Keywords: Harbor Wholesale Foods, Lacey , Business Advisor - Foodservice, Other , Lacey, Washington

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