Outside Sales Representative - Foodservice, Hospitality

Ecolab Inc.
Oct 01, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
About the Opportunity:

Join Ecolab's sales team as an Outside Sales Representative - Foodservice, Hospitality in the Hartford, CT market and see why Selling Power magazine has consistently ranked us as a top company to sell for. This sales opportunity is within our industry leading Institutional division, which offers comprehensive chemical products and solutions to meet the needs of customers across the entire food service and hospitality industry. After completing an initial training program, you will be assigned to an existing territory of restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, schools, long term care facilities, and more. You will serve as the face of Ecolab for your customers, providing recommendations on advanced cleaning and sanitation processes and programs to create cleaner, safer, and healthier environments and drive a positive guest experience.

We are looking for candidates who will reside within 30 miles of Hartford, and are willing to be on call 1 within every 6 weekends.

What You Will Do:

* Complete a paid training program that includes job shadowing, e-learning modules, structured field activities, and customized classroom style training

* Upon completion of training, maintain and grow sales within an existing territory of food service and hospitality accounts, providing customers with sales demos, regular service, and ongoing training

* Cold call and prospect to secure new accounts as you build Ecolab's brand in your market

* Learn customers' warewashing and devise unique solutions as their expert on advanced cleaning and sanitation

* Apply your mechanical aptitude to install and repair dish machines and dispensing systems, leveraging this service to strengthen the customer relationship

* Demonstrate safe equipment use, ensuring that your customers' laundries are fully operational and that customers' are properly trained

* Provide emergency service coverage to appreciative customers

Basic Qualifications:

* Completed Bachelor's Degree

* 1+ years of outside sales experience or any industry-related experience in food service, laundry, housekeeping, hospitality and/or pool and spa

* Ability to lift and/or carry 50 pounds

* Must have a valid driver's license and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record

* Willing to be on call during off hours and during weekend coverage

* No Immigration Sponsorship available

Preferred Qualifications:

* Previous business to business value-add sales experience

* Industry related experience in food service, laundry, housekeeping, hospitality, pool/spa

* Mechanical ability (plumbing, electrical and/or mechanical experience) and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and repair equipment and dispensing systems

What's in it For You:

* Enjoy a robust paid training program allowing you to learn from subject matter experts with proven success

* Receive a company vehicle for business and personal use

* Carve out a long term, advanced career path in sales, corporate accounts, or management

* Plan and manage your schedule in a flexible, independent work environment that allows you to excel

* Access to best in class resources, tools, and technology

* After your training is complete, grow your income as you drive sales in your market

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