Gordon Food Service Team Sales Representative in BC, Canada

Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong, stable and financially smart company? Do you want the opportunity for advancement in your career? If so, Gordon Food Service could be the place for you; for more than a century we have been honoring our promises to our customers and employees. As one of the largest privately held foodservice distributors in North America, our family-owned company has a history of pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.

The continued growth of current and new markets allows for the addition of new talent to join our team. We’re seeking great people looking for professional and personal growth and a place to make a difference in people’s lives. If you are interested in joining an innovative, supportive, values-driven company, we invite you to consider a career with Gordon Food Service.

Team Sales Representative

Location – Delta, BC

Gordon Food Service is looking for a

Team Sales Respresentative to join the Sales Team.

About Us:

We're a company with integrity at its core. We believe in treating each other with respect and working as a team to get things done right. And because of this collaboration, we've created an atmosphere that'sfun, supportive, and alive with energy!

At Gordon Food Service, our continued focus on quality and exceptional service has made us one of Canada’s largest food service distributors for over 50 years. Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and founded in 1897 Gordon Food Service is a successful, family-oriented company. We are proud to offer our employees career advancement with training and comprehensive benefits.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Sales Training Manager, the Team Sales Representative (TSR) supports order and delivery interaction between customers via telephone, email and Gordon Food ServiceConnectfor downtown Vancouver. This new position seeks growth opportunities in existing and potential customers with knowledge and professionalism, and strengthens customer relationships by representing Gordon Food Service products and services for assigned territory and accounts. Contributing towards the Vancouver business growth strategies, this position manages customer relationships, drives profitability, and customer service.

We are looking for a motivated, results-oriented individual with strong customer service skills to provide sales support to the Vancouver sales team.

This fast-paced position works closely with the downtown Vancouver outside sales team. Additional responsibilities include promoting and utilizing e-Commerce technologies as well as analyzing growth and margin opportunities using Standard National Reporting.

This position is based in the Delta facility. Introductory face-to-face visits with customers are required.


The Team Sales Representative is responsible for:

  • Qualifying potential customers for business growth
  • Identifying Gordon Food Service Brand Growth Opportunities
  • Identifying customer penetration opportunities
  • Soliciting and entering customer orders
  • Special order processing
  • Processing credits
  • Managing any customer issues
  • Managing Just-in-Time (JIT) products and process
  • Offering alternative products and opportunities for account penetration
  • Developing customer prospect list
  • Communicating product / price changes
  • Supporting activities of outside District Sales Representative team including vacation coverage

The Team Sales Representative will also participate in sales promotions and food shows.

Skills and Qualifications You Bring:

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Industry related experience and product knowledge is an asset
  • Two years’ previous customer service experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Word and Excel

What We Value, You Value:

We are committed to building a strong relationship with our local community through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity and with our charity GFS For A Cause which was created to assist those in need by providing funding for healthcare, shelter and education expenses.

In addition we have numerous green initiatives in place to help support and build a cleaner and greener tomorrow!

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive flexible benefits program
  • Company matched retirement program
  • Annual profit sharing
  • Training and career advancement opportunities
  • Gordon Food Service discounts on products
  • And much more!

Next Steps

To apply for this opportunity, please submit an application to Human Resourcesby 4:00 pm December 9, 2016. Please quoteJob 117866on your application.


Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.

Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Servcie customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.


We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service. Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not!Click herefor more details.

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Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco free.

Gordon Food Service is a drug free workplace and drug tests all employees.

Job Category: Sales