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Davidson Specialty Foods is the largest specialty foods distributor in New England, carrying over 6,000 items in natural, organic, specialty, Kosher, and ethnic lines at their CT warehouse facility. Founded on the value of providing quality products at a level of service second to none, Davidson has been bringing value to their customers for over 36 years. Davidson Specialty Foods is one of the many companies within the C&S Family of Companies, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation.
Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at Davidson Specialty Foods Co.Davidson Specialty Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
As a District Manager - you will be responsible for the daily supervision of all merchandisers and salespersons assigned to your territory - ensuring customer needs are met. This role woks in correspondence with our Regional Managers.
Collect & verify Merchandiser’s weekly schedules
Visit stores to ensure sales representative is completing all of their responsibilities
Approve Salespeople and Merchandiser vacation requests
Formally evaluate merchandiser’s annually
Hiring/Firing of Merchandiser’s & Salespeople
Answer directly to the Regional Manager
Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
Responsible for all facets of business in district.
Accurately maintain sales route schedules.
Conduct weekly sales meeting with field team.
Disseminate new information, i.e., New Items, Distros, ETC.
Schedule coverage for sales routes, (i.e. vacation, sick days, etc) store resets & remodels. Collect store information from: i.e. store survey forms, etc.
Resolve store issues that cannot be resolved by salesperson, Evaluate monthly sales figures & address any issues.
Office : Office Temperature (65F to 75F)
Store : Office Temperature (65F to 75F)
Special Skills : Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers.
Physical abilitie s: 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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
Other : : Customer Service - Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; Respond promptly to customer needs; Solicit customer feedback to improve service; Respond to requests for service and assistance; Meet commitments.
Communication - Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; Respond well to questions; Participate in meetings. Write clearly and informatively; Present numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. Able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. :
Supervisory Responsibilities - Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
Davidson Specialty Foods LLC
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.