protein sales specialist resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
  • Data Entry
  • Market Analysis
  • Pricing structures
  • Campaign development
  • Employee training
  • Digital marketing
  • Branding
  • Research methods
  • Food processing industry experience
  • Food inventories
  • Food safety standards
  • Food safety practices
  • Foodservice staff management
  • Food preparation mastery
  • Food storage protocol
  • Food safety measures
  • Food rotation expertise
  • Food portion expert
  • Industry standard knowledge
  • Industry expert
  • Food and supplies ordering
  • Expertise in raw foods
  • Food management experience
  • Food and beverage preparation
  • Food storage
  • Hospitality industry
  • Industry knowledge
  • Seafood quality assurance
  • Large-scale food preparation
  • Restaurant Industry Experience
  • [Industry] operations
  • Passion for food
  • Food service efficiency
  • Food presentation talent
  • Cold chain industry background
  • Food photography
  • Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
  • Food handling training
  • Food safety standards knowledge
  • [Industry] specialist
  • Foodborne pathogens knowledge
  • Food safety
  • Food production
  • Foodservice management
  • [Industry] background
  • Experienced in [Industry]
  • Experienced in [Industry]
Work History
Protein Sales Specialist, 07/2018 to 04/2020
Traditions Of HersheyPalmyra, PA,
  • Saved 10% by implementing cost-saving initiatives that addressed long-standing problems around the sample process
  • Assisted in category management to streamline Sysco's product offering
  • Continually expanded knowledge of meat and seafood category product line through months or year long training's with food scientists and professors
  • Assisted with demonstrations for animal protein to showcase functionality
  • Logged phone numbers and email addresses to contact customers for follow-ups using Sales Force
  • Trained and provided coaching to entire sales force and executive staff
  • Researched product's technical specifications and accurately communicated information
  • Worked with diligence to regularly meet or exceed special targets specific animal protein sales and product promotions
  • Provided accurate information about promotions, customer programs and products, helping drive high customer retention
  • Assisted customers by answering questions and fulfilling requests
  • Improved operational efficiencies while managing customers requests and pricing needs
  • Discussed animal protein with customers, outlined restrictions and educated on policies
  • Educated customers on promotions to enhance sales
  • Increased sales in meat and seafood category by 3% by offering advice on purchases and promoting additional products
  • Conducted product demonstrations to highlight features and redirect objections to positive aspects
  • Arranged logistics to acquire products samples for demonstration and maintained proper cold chain procedure to ensure product safety
  • Used product knowledge, sales abilities and customer relations skills to drive substantial sales increases in meat and seafood products
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance
  • Member of Business Resources Team which reported to president and vice president and operated as a team that lead Sysco to sales growth and developed all promotions
  • Traveled weekly to see customers, training's at food processing facilities, aquaculture sites in Canada, ranches, and determined if product line was being produced according to company standards of sustainability and humane treatment of animals
  • Used reporting to identify top lost business and new accounts to target for meat and seafood category
  • Won large multi unit accounts with on site presentations such as Kensith Group, Grumpy Goat, Wellmans Group, Orchestrate Group
  • Organized staff and customer training at ranches in conjunction with Certified Angus Beef who I represented in Iowa
Sales and Marketing Associate, 10/2017 to 07/2020
Arbor CompanyLionville, PA,
  • Identified appropriate marketing channels and target customers for campaigns
  • Planned and executed events and marketing programs, producing 3 times goal of qualified leads
  • Developed leads and targeted new customer accounts
  • Maintained existing accounts and successfully penetrated with more sales and grew accounts using Partnership Selling Process
  • Tracked key metrics and developed spreadsheets and data models
  • Account growth and attention led to promotion within 7 months of being with Sysco to leadership role. directly reporting to executive staff
Operating Partner , 02/2010 to 09/2017
Guru BBQCity, STATE,
  • Built a catering/restaurant business from scratch
  • Ran, staffed, and over saw all daily operations of the business
  • Built promotions and offsite catering events and competitions to promote the business
  • Developed forecasting with my CFO to help led the business forward
  • Participated in live television demonstrations of my menu items and competition entries
  • Developed and executed marketing strategies
  • Won Best New Restaurant 2016
  • Won USA Today's Best BBQ in Iowa twice
Executive Chef , 03/2007 to 07/2014
St. Gregory's Retreat CenterCity, STATE,
  • Performed instructional services for Culinary vocational and occupational subjects
  • Provided detailed instruction and role modeling for acceptable social and work-related behaviors
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties
  • Built and executed meal plans with two doctors to help client physical healing
  • Over saw kitchens and staff at two other locations and designed meal plans
  • Instructed clients interested in food service career during their stay on basic skills and set them up with culinary schools
  • Inventoried food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and plan vendor orders
  • Reduced food costs 10% by using seasonal ingredients, setting standards for portion size and minimizing waste
  • Assisted clients through detox process using non inflammatory foods
Associate of Science: Culinary Arts And Business , Expected in 01/2007
Iowa Culinary Institute - Ankeny, IA,

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  • Iowa Culinary Institute

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