BUNZL Sales Manager in Fenton, Michigan

This position is responsible for creating, developing and driving sales for Bunzl's assigned distribution facilities. The successful candidate will direct and coordinate sales activities with sales representatives, including development of sales strategies and communication.

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain leadership, training and development of branch sales effort, including management of sales representatives

  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding assigned annual sales and margin goals

  • Continue development of key customers and target accounts with on-going growth to ensure meeting or exceeding established expectations

  • Assist the General Manager with developing the sales budget if required

  • Communicate and coordinate with internal staff (Purchasing, Customer Service, Warehousing, Accounting and Sales staff) to maximize customer satisfaction

  • Drive a strong customer service mentality and continue building current customer relationships

  • Develop and deploy sales and customer specific sales strategies

  • Travel required to periodic mandatory company meetings, to include overnight stays

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree or equivalent amount of professional experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years of sales experience with a proven track record selling in competitive markets, previous supervisory experience preferred

  • Success in selling an outsourcing program and experience working with food service distributors and multi-location chains is highly preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to understand market in which you are selling and the deployment of resources that ensure maximum coverage and product exposure

  • Proficient PC skills required, AS400/iSeries experience is preferred

  • Must possess executive level communication skills; including the ability to sell the concept of improving operating efficiencies while demonstrating value added benefits to executive management

  • Success contacting and making presentation to key people within customer organizations from purchasing managers, general managers, presidents and owners

  • Must possess strong planning, organizational and time management skills, as well as strong analytical problem solving skills

  • Must be a self-starter with strong leadership skills and a creative initiator with the ability to motivate

  • Must be team orientated with excellent customer service and selling skills

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 4,800 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.