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Route Sales Representative

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Livonia
Posted on: November 17, 2023

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Route Sales Representative



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The Route Sales Representative is responsible for selling and merchandising a line of quality products at local stores. As a Route Sales Representative, you would drive a Smithfield Foods box truck. Expect to work Monday through Friday, 40 to 50 hours a week with the possibility of working an occasional Saturday or Holiday as needed. People often ask what kind of characteristics will make them successful in this position. Here is an idea of what our Managers are looking for:

  • Flexibility: You can adapt to changing situations, new tasks and priorities as changes occur
  • Customer Focus: You help our customers find what they need and deliver service that exceed their expectations
  • Attention to Detail: You are meticulous when it comes to checking dates on merchandise and arranging products; you are also responsible for accurately completing daily paperwork (e.g. DOT logs)
  • Communication: You will be working closely with other Smithfield Foods team members and it's important to communicate regularly
  • Tech Savvy: You are comfortable using multiple technology devices each day to accomplish your goals Does this sound like you? The way it works is simple: we provide the information and tools to empower you to take charge of your career. At Smithfield Foods, it's pay for performance all the way, and we will give you the training to flourish as the newest member of our exceptional team.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Quotes prices and credit terms and prepares sales invoices for orders obtained
    • Delivers products to customer, stocks retail cases and rotates inventory as required.
    • Prepares end of day reports of business transactions and informs local management on any unresolved issues or opportunities.
    • Maintains daily Department of Transportation and provides to local management as required.
    • Maintains daily truck inventory and does weekly physical inventory and reports any variations to local management.
    • Driving to assigned locations
    • Using equipment (e.g. carts, pallets, etc.) to unload products and move throughout the store
    • Rotating products and removing defective and out-of-date products and process returns and credits with receiver The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
      • High School Diploma/GED, required.
      • Minimum of 6 months experience in route sales, grocery, warehousing, or delivery, required.
      • A valid Driver's License required, and a valid CDL-B Driver's License will be required within 90 days of start date.
      • Federal Regulations require individuals in this position to be 21 years of age.
      • Minimum of 6 months experience in route sales, grocery, warehousing, or delivery, preferred.
      • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal or schedule form.
      • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
      • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
      • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

        Careers and Benefits

        To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit PEOPLE MATTER More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally. BENEFITS Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees. Also, education benefits available to full and part-time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

        About Smithfield Foods

        Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

        EEO/AA Information

        Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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