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The CORE Group

K-12 Team

SCHO – Aurora, Colorado
Department SCHO
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOE

The CORE Group is a national foodservice sales agency that blends engaged leadership with a deep network of market specialists across the U.S. With over 50 offices across the country, our goal is to hire the best people who want to move fast and make a large impact. Happy people do happy things; we allow our employees to focus on what they love to do.

Our mission statement: W.I.N.
Willing & Engaged - Integrity - Never Give Up

All together. Different.       

The CORE Group is looking to hire a K-12 Associate in Colorado to join our team.

Sales Requirements

  • Ability to translate industry trends and insights into tangible sales
  • Working knowledge of the USDA commodity process and associated systems
  • Working knowledge of the current nutritional guidelines
  • Professional, positive and persuasive demeanor
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Punctual, meticulous and reliable
  • Reside in, or within driving distance of, the assigned territory
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean record spanning 5 years
  • Possess a strong aptitude for sales and a desire to WIN
  • Possess Restaurant Operation experience
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Position requires travel and overnight stays
  • Professional business attire appearance

Sales Responsibilities Include: 

  • Operator Contact: 70% of time allocation.  Make, obtain and secure sales.  Develop and maintain sales through product presentations and customer interaction on behalf of CORE clients as directed.
  • Develop and maintain a Platinum Partner Portfolio of a minimum of 30 accounts by calling on them every 60 days at minimum.
  • Make a minimum of 6 sales calls per week.
  • Present a minimum of 3 clients on each sales call.
  • Utilize CIRI (CORE CRM system) for planning & reporting sales activity, obtaining targets, objective planning and self-management by entering all relevant information in real time and in accordance with all assigned deadlines.
  • Work hand in hand with the Bid Team to identify opportunities and provide sales insights to our clients
  • Commodity utilization management (Goal of 80%+).
  • Drive bid compliance, increase consumption, and execute conversions at your assigned Platinum Partners
  • Visibility in the industry through shows, conferences and meetings.
  • Maintain and update operator profiles:  Buyer contacts, priority, market segments, attributes, size, buying group affiliation, distribution channel, client competitive information, etc.
  • Manage administrative time in an effective manner.  Preparing for and securing the necessary sales tools (samples, programs, POS, etc.) needed for a professional sales presentation. 
  • Support team effort as needed and requested by management via company sales meetings, food shows, vendor fairs and district sales meetings.

The CORE Group offers a competitive benefits package inclusive of medical, dental, vision, and 401k eligibility.

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  • Location
    Aurora, Colorado
  • Department
    SCHO
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    DOE
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