Basic American Foods
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Are you a results orientated sales professional who likes to own your territory yet be a part of a broader passionate team who loves what they do?

If yes, this foodservice sales position located in Central New Jersey/ Philadelphia area may be for you! As member of this team at BAF, we work to make things better; work life balance are not just buzzwords. We work hard to build solid relationships with key operators, sales agencies, distributors and our internal team while having fun.

Our leadership is truly invested in employee's growth and success! Our training program is second to none! You will be fully trained and ready with all the tools needed to be successful. You will exceed your sales goals by growing your territory prospecting, targeting and uncovering sales opportunities within the territory!

Basic American Foods is a leader in the foodservice industry both in quality and innovation. With Basic American Foods, operators can serve scratch quality side dishes customers crave. Our cutting edge, profitable products are developed to best meet foodservice needs.

In this role, you will:

  1. Attain sales volume objectives in budgeted pounds by developing territory sales opportunities.
  2. Be responsible for creating and executing a market sales-plan incorporating company objective.
  3. Develop relationships with regional operators, sales agencies and distributor accounts through personal sales calls and participation in association events and shows.
  4. Uncover customer needs by using our proven Basic Sales Process and then demonstrate products to show how they can meet those needs.
  5. Use CRM to plan, record sales and market opportunities.
  6. Work with Regional Sales Manager on a regular basis to receive positive and constructive feedback/coaching on sales performance.
  7. Work directly with our sales agency partners to grow, penetrate, and sustain sales volume.

Required Background

  • Demonstrated experience successfully working with Foodservice distributors and brokers (Sysco, US Foods and Infusion)
  • 5+ foodservice sales experience with successful results
  • Demonstrated experience and proven track record with large leverage operators


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university preferred
  • Demonstrated self-starter and team player while working from a home-based office
  • Exceptional relationship and organizational skills
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Willing to travel 40-50% as required by position


Basic American Foods (BAF) was founded in 1933 by Jack and Bill Hume. Today, the company continues to thrive and be privately-held by the Hume family. It is currently the market leader in the foodservice industry in dehydrated potatoes and beans with a small but growing Consumer Packaged Goods business. The company recently underwent an evolution of vision, mission and values towards a more customer centric, inspiring and growth focused direction. Our new company mission encapsulates it well - "to make real food heroes every day".

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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