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Route Sales Specialist II - Portland, Maine


Portland, ME, US

Date:  Jun 23, 2022


Reasons To Join Lepage Bakeries
•    $25/hour 
•    $1500.00 New Hire Retention Bonus at 90 days employed!
•    Excellent benefits package including healthcare, dental, and vision
•    Company matching 401k, paid time-off, and paid company holidays
•    Career advancement opportunities in a growing organization
•    Top of class brands, baking and selling Country Kitchen, Wonder, Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, and Tastykake products
•    Industry leading Route Sales Training program


Position Summary

The Route Sales Specialist II (RSS II) is a certified trainer, responsible for training new Route Sales Representatives (RSR) and Route Sales Trainees (RST) supporting all training processes. The RSS II is also responsible for the ordering, sales, delivery, and merchandising of a slate of nationally- and locally branded fresh baked products and developing relationships with customers’ managers and other personnel.  Position will be assigned to various company routes on an as needed basis to service retail customers, restaurants, and institutions with the goal of maximizing sales opportunities by meeting customer expectations and following established best practices. Position will drive incremental sales by executing the required market programs while exceeding customer expectations. 

Position will require RSS II to service accounts during customer designated service windows, which may require RSS II to work non-traditional business hours, weekends, or holidays.  Potential for overnight travel outside of normally assigned location.

Positions requires an incumbent with an eagerness to gain industry knowledge and to learn the skills necessary for success.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    •    Leverage internal sales data and company marketing plans to drive growth with customers through proper planning, ordering, and execution
•    As needed, operate company routes, and provide coverages of routes for RSRs time-off
•    Provide a high level of in-field training to new RSRs and RSTs, including training on all tasks and objectives outlined in the Route Sales Operations Manual
•    Establish and maintain strong customer relations to effectively communicate sales solutions and improve customer satisfaction 
•    Order product using an online state-of-the-art order planner to ensure customers are receiving the freshest product possible
•    Increase sales through shelf space expansion and the use of in-store promotions and displays
•    Adhere to the company assigned route structure, stop sequence, and established service times to drive efficiency and to ensure continued customer satisfaction and consistent service times
•    Know and follow all retailer/account standard operating procedures, including, but not limited to, check in/check out and service windows 
•    Adhere to the fresh market policy by appropriately rotating product and removing damaged or out-of-code product as necessary
•    Follow shelf-life cycle of each brand/product
•    Ensure shelf life is maximized with proper rotation of products to ensure that backstock is rotated and stocked first before the next fresh delivery is merchandized on shelves/displays
•    Perform daily route settlement requirements: verifying product quantities, accurately invoicing the proper account, and adhering to the cash collection policy
•    Perform other duties deemed by management to be an integral part of the position, including but not limited to fulfillment of work schedules, adherence to attendance policies, and other applicable operating rules, policies, and procedures

Desired Experience

Minimum of 1 year related experience in retail sales, DSD sales, and/or business-to-business sales

Desired Education

Highschool diploma or GED

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent total rewards package.  Please reply by 8/23/2022.  Resumes are active for 30 days.  Interested job seekers who successfully complete the series of pre-screening questions and who appear to possess the basic qualifications for this position may be contacted for a telephone interview.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability


If you need assistance with submitting your resume due to a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to Sarah Biagiotti at or .

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine

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