Posted 11 months ago

Job Category: Sales

Reports to: Director of Sales

Location: San Francisco, CA

GreenLeaf, the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading produce and specialty food distributor serving over 1000 of the greater SF Bay Area’s finest restaurants, hotels, caterers and corporations is seeking its next Outside Sales Representative. This position is a great opportunity for a restaurant/food industry professional who is ready to advance their career and make a significant impact in the local food community.
The Outside Sales Representative (OSR) is responsible for managing and developing the account sales within their territory. He or she will achieve their goals by acquiring and onboarding new accounts and by increasing market share in existing accounts. The OSR is responsible for the overall growth and profitability of their territory, and will achieve it by generating new account leads, making compelling product presentations to chefs/buyers, and consistently closing each business opportunity while maintaining the highest standards of excellence. The ideal candidate must have strong food and restaurant industry knowledge, be self-motived and highly driven to succeed. If you enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and thrive on interacting with a broad range of people then this may be the job for you.


  • New business development: Most sales growth in the territory will come from acquiring new accounts. This involves utilizing research, networking, cold calling, presentation and closing skills
  • Existing account development: Must be able to anticipate and solve problems as they arise, while continually building business in existing accounts. Must make compelling product presentations to sell against the competition
  • Must be comfortable with a varied schedule consisting primarily of cold calling and making face-to-face sales presentations with prospects and customers
  • Forecasting/Analysis: Identify competitive business trends and develop a strategic plan to capitalize on them within each account using a range of tactics such as suggestive selling
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with customers and fellow employees
  • Collaborate with internal departments: Operations, Delivery, Buying, Customer Service to ensure that customers receive optimal service


  • Minimum of 5 years restaurant or food industry experience
  • Minimum of 3 years proven success in a sales role with a passion for business development
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced, flexible environment; be able to proactively influence a chefs’ buying behavior, and also quickly react to customer needs
  • Possess above-average food product knowledge
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Valid California Drivers License and a clean driving record


  • Ability to make effective sales presentations to purchasers: Chefs, managers and business owners
  • Restaurant industry networking is required to identify new business opportunities, build and maintain relationships with a variety of business stakeholders, and utilize those relationships to grow sales.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving; must be able to overcome challenging situations by finding the win-win solution
  • Project management; manage longer-term projects with targeted objectives, milestones and goals
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Comfort and proficiency in business applications (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, CRM)

The above job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Paid Vacations, Paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental and Medical Benefits
  • Weekly pay
  • Life Insurance
  • 5% above cost for our high-quality food products
  • Employee discounts for travel and events
  • 401k

The Chefs’ Warehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. We are dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.

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