• District Sales Manager

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  • We're a company with integrity at its core.  We believe in treating each other with respect and working as a team to get things done right.  And because of this collaboration, we've created an atmosphere that's fun, supportive, and alive with energy!


    At Gordon Food Service British Columbia Division Ltd., our continued focus on quality and exceptional service has made us one of Canada’s largest food service distributors for over 40 years.  Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and founded in 1897 Gordon Food Service is a successful, family-oriented company.  We are proud to offer our employees career advancement with training and comprehensive benefits.






    District Sales Manager


    Are you looking for a challenging position with a leading food service distribution company?  Do you have strong leadership and coaching skills?


    Gordon Food Service is the largest, privately held food service distributor in North America.  The best restaurants and food service locations trust us to deliver their products promptly and safely every single day.  Our family-owned company has a history of developing great people – and our people are what set us apart.  Every person we hire is important and we are proud to have built the kind of company that both develops careers and creates lasting friendships.


    Position Overview

    Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the District Sales Manager is responsible for determining the territory potential for existing customers, competitor accounts and new business in the Northern British Columbia and Okanagan / Kootenay market areas.  This Sales Leadership role sets territory and individual goals for overall sales, product line sales and account profitability based on market research and directions set in the Company’s strategic plan towards the achievement of established sales and profit goals.  This position can be based out of the Delta facility or the BC Interior and travel (up to 50%) is involved.




    The District Sales Manager is responsible for leading, developing, mentoring and managing a team of Sales Representatives, assisting Sales Representatives with contract negotiations, pricing and developing customer relationships.  Other responsibilities include the financial management of the territory including factors such as cost, profitability, pricing and the creation of the sales operating budget, and implementing best practices that translate into improved customer service and Customer Experience Indicator (CEI) results.  Responsibilities will include providing leadership and coaching to staff, employee development, modeling the Cornerstone Values, providing flawless service to our customers, and maintaining exceptional employee relations. This position is also responsible for participating in food shows, sales meetings and sales promotions.  


    We are looking for a motivated, results-oriented individual with strong leadership and customer service skills.  Detailed training and support is provided.


    Skills You Bring


    • Proven leadership skills, with a strong focus on coaching and development
    • Excellent internal and external customer service skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Exceptional conflict resolution, negotiation, and objection handling skills
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
    • Strong analytical skills and presentation skills
    • Ability to create a great team environment
    • Computer literate (Google, CRM)
    • Industry and product knowledge an asset
    • 5+ years of senior experience in food-related sales


    What we offer

    • Comprehensive customizable benefits program to suit you and your family needs including dental, vision, prescription drugs and extended health coverage
    • Company matched retirement program
    • Annual profit sharing
    • Training and career advancement opportunities
    • Gordon Food Service discounts on products
    • Employee appreciation events


    What We Value, You Value

    We are committed to building a strong relationship with our local community through our Community Sharing Committee to support Habitat for Humanity and other local charities.

    Gordon Food Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    *We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted*


    *We thank all interested applicants, however, only those under consideration shall be contacted*


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    Gordon Food Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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