The Route Sales Distributor is a full-time position that is responsible for selling and merchandising a variety of quality products manufactured by Flowers Foods at local stores and restaurants. As a Route Sales Distributor you will drive a small 18’ box truck. This only requires a regular driver’s license and a current DOT medical card (which is obtained at no cost to you). As a Route Sales Distributor you will average 55-60 hours a week which can include holidays and weekends. Customarily your days off will be Wednesdays and Sundays. As a Route Sales Distributor, you will cultivate and build our grocery and convenience store accounts by delivering quality products, supporting customer relationships, merchandising products, and providing exceptional customer service to all allocated areas.
During your training period (approx. 6-12 weeks) you will earn an hourly rate (plus time and a half for anything over 40 hours). At the discretion of Flowers Foods management, once you have completed your training period, and are able to efficiently handle your assigned route you may begin to earn a base pay plus commission. Most of our currently employed Route Sales Distributors earn between $40,000 - $60,000/year. It is expected for you to work approximately 55 hours a week, which is subject to change based on client needs
Some of the more frequent duties that you will be responsible for include, but not limited to:
Check-in with store manager, check-in delivery, acquire necessary signatures, and collect proof of delivery.
Unload products using necessary equipment
Rotating products and removing defective and out-of-date products and process returns and credits with receiver
Tidying up shelves and displays, knocking down boxes and disposing of any waste * Ordering, scanning and cataloging back stock using handheld device
- Loading stale, out of date, and damaged merchandise back onto the truck, to return it to the warehouse.
Uphold a professional appearance.
Maintain a delivery vehicle in a safe and orderly manner. * Promote and sell our top-quality products.
- Establish and maintain a sound, professional relationship with our clients.
As a full-time employee, after 90 days you will be eligible for benefits. Which include: medical, dental, vision, 401k, term life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and paid holidays.
After 1 year of service you will be eligible for 1 week paid time off and 2 additional personal days.
Requirements of the Position
- High School Diploma or Equivalent is required
- Must be 21 years of age or older for insurance purposes
- Valid driver's license with an clean driving history
- Capable of obtaining a DOT medical card
- Ability to climb, push, pull, bend, stoop, and kneel for extended periods of time, with or without reasonable accommodation
- Ability to lift 40 lbs.