Smithfield Foods

  • Relief Route Sales Representative

    Job Locations
    Direct Store Delivery
    FLSA Status
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    The Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Relief Route Sales Representative sells food products such as processed meats, cheeses, poultry, and meats to retail food stores, wholesale grocers, restaurants, hotels or institutions.


    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from local management, newspapers, business directories and other sources
    • Travels through assigned territory in Company route truck to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit and deliver orders - route may require overnight travel
    • Displays or demonstrates product, using samples and emphasizes salable features
    • Quotes prices and credit terms and prepares sales invoices for orders obtained and collects cash or checks for prior sales
    • Delivers products to customer, stocks retail cases and rotates inventory in customer’s coolers as required
    • Prepares end of day reports of business transactions, places future orders for sales, prepare deposit slips for cash and checks collected, review days sales and informs local management on any unresolved issues or opportunities
    • Maintains daily Department of Transportation reports i.e. Daily Trip Report and Time Logs and provides to local management as required
    • Maintains daily truck inventory and does weekly physical inventory and reports any variations to local management

    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.

    • High School Diploma/GED, required.
    • A valid Driver's License required and a valid CDL-B Driver’s License will be required within 90 days of start date.
    • Federal Regulations require individuals in this position to be 21 years of age.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal or schedule form.
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, percentages and volume.
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    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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