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Posted January 7th

Territory Sales Assistant - Hourly

San Diego, California

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Posted January 7th

Territory Sales Assistant - Hourly

San Diego, California






Full Time


Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

Sound good?

KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

Primary Responsibilities

The Territory Assistant is responsible for all aspects of executing the day-to-day relationship with the stores in an assigned territory. The Territory Assistant provides back-up territory coverage and assistance for Regional Sales Supervisors and Retail Sales Consultants during their vacations, absences or as otherwise needed. As with all KeHE employees, all duties must be performed in alignment with KeHE's mission, vision and core values (Caring, Determined and Faith- Friendly).

Essential Functions
  • Provide back-up coverage and assistance on an as-needed basis and as directed by Regional Sales Supervisors and Retail Sales Consultants including:
  • Accurately assess inventory needed in the store; write an accurate and timely order(s); review and approve all orders placed within the store with appropriate store personnel.
  • Stock and rotate KeHE supplied product during the back up or coverage in the assigned territory.
  • Place and position products on store shelves.
  • When applicable, identify lost sales opportunities (i.e. item voids, missing shelf tags, out of stocks at store-level, planogram integrity).
  • Ensure high levels of customer service and by, for example, responding quickly and appropriately to customer inquiries in the assigned territory and providing product education and expertise to customers and consumers.
  • Refer sales leads, customer feedback, and information on competitor activity and other pertinent findings to the Regional Sales Supervisor or Retail Sales Consultant to help them respond to changing market conditions and customer demands.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Regional Sales Supervisor or customers including, but not limited to: new item cut-in, category resets, code checks, shelf and product maintenance, emergency deliveries, and attend and participate in sales meetings as requested.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude
  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Valid driver's license & clean MVR required.
  • Minimum 1-3years' experience in sales of grocery products to chain accounts.
  • Microsoft Office experience required, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 75% both in town and out of town.
  • Demonstrated strength in oral and written communications with people at all organizational levels.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a variety of tasks simultaneously, focusing on those with the highest business impact, including anticipating problems and taking appropriate preventive action to avoid crises whenever possible.

Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to sit, drive, stand and walk and must be able to travel up to 75% of the time. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a typical office environment, a store environment, all outside weather conditions and noise levels that range from low to high. The employee is required to follow and abide by all KeHE Safety work rules, policies and procedures including, but not limited to, working safely, being aware of his or her surroundings and reporting any unsafe or potentially unsafe working conditions.

Requisition ID
San Diego, California