Hybrid – Columbus OH, Indianapolis IN, or Chicago IL

ABOUT ZINK

Zink Foodservice is an Employee-Owned company, providing comprehensive sales, marketing, distribution and installation services for premier manufacturers and authorized dealers of foodservice equipment, smallwares, tabletop, furniture and supplies.  Zink Foodservice is a full-service Branch Office for its manufacturers with offices and culinary centers in several markets.  Our company culture and core values are evident throughout our organization.  Zink Foodservice associates work hard and play hard while managing a great work/life balance.

JOB DESCRIPTION

An Inside Sales Specialist is an enthusiastic, career-minded professional that is eager to join our growing Client Services Team. He or she is detail-oriented, takes initiative, and possesses the ability to work in a team environment. This results-driven individual will be responsible for supporting a group of territory sales managers in their day-to-day selling efforts with opportunity quoting, project management, as well as providing pro-active follow up and overall account support.

A model candidate will be technically savvy, able to work with a multitude of platforms and programs, and have the tenacity to suggest and implement new ideas. They are a fast learner, with a great sense of humor and a sense of urgency, and works well under pressure.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Learn and continually improve product knowledge of multiple manufacturers with a focus on our Tabletop, Smallwares and Hospitality (furniture) brands.
  • Efficiently and accurately communicate relevant project information to customers, manufacturers, and sales representatives
  • Continually build relationships with our customer base
  • Provide quotes and product information using quoting and sales management software
  • Manage purchase orders, order acknowledgements, and other project related documents in a time sensitive manner
  • Identify potential sales opportunities
  • Continually provide customer service post purchase
  • Coordinating of project related items
  • Additional items as assigned by Management and Sales Representatives

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient computer skills – especially Microsoft Outlook and Excel, with willingness to learn new programs as needed
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Effective communication skills via phone and email
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast past environment

PREFERRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication or Business
  • 1-2 years of experience in the food service and/or customer service industry
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM

BENEFITS

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee-Owned Stock Ownership Plan

WHY ZINK?

Join one of the fastest growing, employee-owned manufacturer rep groups in North America. For over 43 years Zink Foodservice has been connecting foodservice owners, operators, and consultants with custom solutions from premier equipment, tabletop, smallwares, and furniture manufacturers and dealers.

Our company culture and core values are evident throughout our organization. Zink Foodservice associates work hard and play hard, valuing excellence and a positive attitude above all else. We approach work and life with enthusiasm and passion, fostering a tight-knit workplace across regions and teams. Learn more about our incredible company culture on our LinkedIn here.