Smithfield Foods

  • Sales Representative - Retail Packaged Meat

    Job Locations
    FLSA Status
    Corporate - Day Shift
    IndSPR- Sales
  • Overview

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    Our Sales Representative is an entry level sales role designed to expose individuals to all aspects of a sales position including selling to our customers, broker management, product training including visits to all relevant manufacturing facilities, trade and deduction management.  This includes trade applications, forecasting and demand planning.


    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Manages metrics to meet or exceed all assigned sales objectives including volume, profit, and expense associated with selling products to all accounts.

    • Support and continuously develop relationships with current customers.

    • Manage and develop sales accounts.

    • Evaluate customer complaints and resolve issues; maintains customer account relationships.

    • Fiscally accountable for managing within an assigned budget.

    • Ensures that sales account initiatives are implemented and executed at store level.

    • Travels throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers

    • Displays or demonstrates product, using samples or catalog, and emphasizes salable features.

    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.


    • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 2+ years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Knowledge of and experience with Spreadsheet, Word Processing, and Sales software.
    • Planning, organization, and execution skills.
    • Strong verbal and written language skills.
    • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.
    • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Corporate working environment.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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