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Buyers Edge Platform Business Development Associate in Dallas, Texas

Dining Alliance has been included in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America! We are a family owned and operated national company that opened its doors in 1998 and are headquartered in Boston, MA. We are the leading foodservice partnership in the industry! Dining Alliance pools the buying power of foodservice operators, such as casinos, restaurants, ski resorts and country clubs to drive down food cost.

Dining Alliance is committed and passionate about our mission: to keep independent restaurants thriving by saving them money and increasing the quality of their products. We still keep an entrepreneurial spirit, but also maintain a balance with working together as a team. If you are someone that can roll up their sleeves, think inside and outside the box, wants to be part of a family, and has a strong passion to revolutionize the food industry, this is the company for you!

Are you someone who?s looking for an opportunity to succeed in a culture of positivity and high performance? Are you self-motivated and able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment? If yes, then the Dining Alliance Sales team is the perfect place for you; please read on!

Business is growing and we?re seeking to hire new Business Development Associates, remotely located throughout multiple cities across the whole country! In this exciting role, you will establish and maintain strong relationships with our Distribution and Channel Partners. Working with our Distribution and Channel partners entails turning their customers into Dining alliance members by presenting the benefits of our program to them and signing them up as members. This is a relationship-focused sales position; you are not selling a product; you are selling a partnership to the Distributor and the food service establishment.

Recent graduates with restaurant industry experience are welcome to apply!

We have MULTIPLE openings for this great opportunity and are looking for candidates who live within a 50 mile radius of Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, TX.

Snapshot of what the job will entail:

  • Work with Channel Partners to strength relationships with their sales team, present to their customers and sign them up as Dining Alliance members

  • Prospect Calls to Hospitality Establishments with a hunter mentality. You?ll be doing a business to business sales cycle from cold calls to creating relationships with potential customers to sign them up as Dining Alliance Members.

  • Foster and grow relationships with Distributor, Channel Partners, and food service establishments

  • Make regular sales calls to distributor partners and conduct ?ride-alongs? with them to potential members

  • Lead Presentations to foster understanding of our programs and what we offer to grow our sales

  • Attend Marketing events

You rock the following skillset:

  • MUST be passionate about the Dining Alliance mission

  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills

  • Good computer knowledge and a readiness to learn new technology, such as Salesforce.com

  • Ability to travel potentially up to 80% of the time, or 4 days/week

  • Ability to learn and be coached

You come with these awesome attributes:

  • College degree

  • Ideally 2-3 years of sales experience, and or Hospitality background

  • You are an entrepreneur who values a team environment

Bonus ?nice to have? skills:

  • Restaurant/food service experience

What?s in this for you?

Amazing coverages to start. Medical, dental, and vision coverages are just the beginning! We also offer ancillary plans, such as flexible spending accounts for both health and dependent care, critical illness, accident, and voluntary life as well as company paid life and long-term-disability plans! On top of this, we also offer a 401(k) plan with company match.

Invest in your success. We will provide you with a thorough training and development program, offer competitive compensation and increasing bonus potential.

Live well = Work well. Relax with our Personal Responsibility Paid Time Off policy where you don?t have to accrue time off in order to take it!

Dining Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

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