Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Sales Support Specialist

    Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
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    Sales (Professional)
  • Summary

    WP Sales Support Specialist

    The WP Sales Support Specialist is responsible for providing administrative support to the Sales Operations personnel to achieve the organization’s sales objectives.


    Waypoint is the premier national sales and marketing agency for Foodservice and Non-Foods channels and beyond.

    Succeeding in today’s competitive marketplace begins with gaining the advantage, and at Waypoint we stay ahead of the curve. Our partners rely on our unparalleled strategic insights, channel-specific expertise and resources, and innovative culinary support to deliver that competitive advantage. But helping our partners gain the advantage is not enough for us – we make it our business to maximize it through our pioneering technology and big data mining capabilities. We help position our partners to consistently beat their competition and to grow their business.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 

    Job Duty 

    • Order samples and point-of-sale for sales personnel
    • Field sales personnel requests such as relevant nutritional information, POS and operator requests
    • Provide administrative support to General Manager
    • Support sales meetings and presentations by assisting with marketing material production
    • Respond to customer inquiries with timely and accurate information
    • Coordinate meeting arrangements including any travel/catering/telecommunication needs
    • Monitor and order office supplies and track equipment
    • Update and maintain distributor code lists
    • Check and ship samples to operators as needed
    • Other duties, responsibilities and activities as assigned 



    Supervisory Responsibilities:


    Direct Reports


    - This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports


    Indirect Reports

    - Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports


    Travel and/or Driving Requirements:


    - Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job


    Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

    Education Level: (Required): High School Diploma or GED

    (Preferred): Associate's Degree


    Field of Study/Area of Experience


    • 1 year or more of related experience


    Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, and Software/Tools

    • Strong client/customer relationship knowledge

    • Knowledge of foodservice industry
    • Company policies and procedures


    Environmental & Physical Requirements


    Office / Sedentary Requirements


    Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.


    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret written information such as procedure manuals, Company communications or governmental regulations
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from executives, groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
    • Ability to regularly stand for extended periods of time, talk and hear
    • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
    • Ability to frequently use hands to finger, handle or feel
    • Ability to work in a normal office environment where the noise level is usually light to moderate
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


    Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions


    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.          


    Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions: Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."


    Advantage Solutions is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


    Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.


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