Company:US0067 Sysco Houston (Division of USA I)Zip Code:77038Employment Type:Full TimeTravel Percentage:0OVERVIEW:We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.Position Summary:This is a professional sales position responsible for growing new business within the meat & seafood categories, with the expectation of achieving assigned business goals while enhancing the customer experience. This will be accomplished through maintaining industry and category specific certification status and direct selling of categories to customers. Specialists will prioritize time, targets, and team selling efforts based on market insights and data analytics.As noted in Sysco’s Leadership Framework; On-target performance includes exhibiting the following framework components; Core Qualities, Shaping the Future, and Delivering Business Results.Responsibilities:Develop and execute targeted meat & seafood sales strategies to achieve region and individual annual business goals, delivering profitable sales growth and penetration across categories, specialty segments, and Sysco brandIdentify the needs of customers and prospects to assemble a product mix that delivers solutions and helps achieve business objectivesUtilize data analytics to prioritize meat & seafood opportunitiesActively seek, qualify, and support top prospect conversion to SyscoBe informed of market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales; share information with customers as part of value-added services providedTrack activities and results, collaborate on opportunities, and champion the team selling process through use of Salesforce (Sysco’s CRM tool)Leverage sampling in a solutions-oriented manner to close salesProvide feedback to specialty companies and merchandising on product quality, product integrity, product mix, customer satisfaction, perceived value and competitionDevelop and maintain relationships with customers, chefs and sales team membersSupport execution of prioritized sales strategies through direct selling and engagement of customers and prospects at Sysco events (e.g. food shows, industry events)QUALIFICATIONSEducation/Experience:Minimum: High School Diploma or GED and 3+ years of sales experience within a retail, broker, wholesale or distribution environment (deep technical expertise of meat & seafood categories)Preferred: Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent educational levelKnowledge & Skills:Proficiency in center of the plate (meat & seafood) knowledge and trends required(Internal Certification & External Certification may be required)Analytical problem-solving skills, including familiarity with analyzing reports and deriving insights from dataAbility to express information in terms of profit and loss, food cost and expense ratioStrong financial acumen and ability to properly plan and execute business plansFlexible; readily accepts change; open to new ideasTrack record of success in the area of consultative selling, networking and negotiationsProficient communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with and influence a variety of key stakeholdersExperience building trust with prospective customers and securing new businessStrong business and restaurant operations acumen to manage sophisticated customersAbility to learn the use of proprietary CRM tools for planning and forecasting sales growthProficient in Microsoft Applications Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)Proactive and self-directed, with the ability to structure a weekly schedule to be successfulDemonstrated ability to deliver against deadlines and produce high-quality results (accuracy, thoroughness in the deliverables they are producing)Excellent organizational and project management skills, including the ability to execute multiple initiatives at the same timeUnderstanding of marketing principles, product lines, ordering procedures and Sysco’s credit termsApplicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.