Route Sales Support and Load Builder

Location: 100 Mile House, BC, Canada
Date Posted: 06-05-2018
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns, and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

MARKETS:
Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets, and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream, and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at CB_Accessibility@grupobimbo.com.

This role will require the successful candidate to work approximately 15 hours per week on Load Building and 20-25 hours per week on Route Sales.
The wage will be $20.25/hour
 
Load Builder Responsibilities:
  • Operate a 3-5 ton cube van in the city and highways in all safe weather conditions
  • Deliver product to established scheduled customers
  • Maintain stock levels by ordering regular and feature items
  • Merchandise all accounts to standard
  • Establish positive working relationships with the primary contacts at each account
  • Generate invoices and maintain responsibility for daily cash settlement
  • Follow direction of the Territory Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Supervisor, Sales
  • Other duties as assigned
Route Sales Responsibilities:
  • Report to Regional Sales Manager or the specific territory manager as assigned.
  • Take initiative and exercise timely and good judgment in day-to-day business decisions.
  • Be responsible for all operating functions of a Canada Bread route including product load accuracy.
  • Merchandise accounts and affixing Point of Sale material according to company standards.
  • Monitor product movement in accounts and ensure proper distribution levels are met. Effectively maximize sales growth while minimizing sales waste.  (Inventory management)
  • Communicate regularly with customers regarding accounts to ensure all growth opportunities are taken advantage of, and customer satisfaction is achieved.
  • Operate a straight truck.  Maintain a safe working vehicle and ensure continued compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and MTO vehicle operating requirements. Take immediate appropriate measures to provide for the health and safety of all coworkers and customers and yourself.
  • Hours of operation may vary according to route and customer and business requirements. Workweeks are split; with an on-going requirement to operate with early morning start times. 
  • G driver license is required to operate most vehicles.
  • Post Secondary education in sales, operations, management or business studies.
  • Self-motivated, with good communication and written skills and strong customer service orientation.
  • Knowledge of sales, merchandising, inventory control management.
  • Ability to successfully use MS Excel and other computer software necessary for CBCL sales.High level of self-motivation and initiative, and acting as a strong team leader/member. 
  • Have a High School Diploma or equivalent GED
  • Have CSA approved footwear
  • Have a mobile phone
  • Have a valid driver’s license (recent drivers abstract must be provided)
  • Must be able to push/pull/lift up to 150 lbs with assistance
  • Physically fit and able to perform frequent bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting
  • Must be able to work early mornings(3-4 am), weekends and overtime as required
 
 
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