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Sysco Business Development Specialist in Monroeville, Pennsylvania


US1592 Paragon Wholesale Foods Corp

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Minimum Level of Education:

High School or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience:

5 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Up to 25%


The pay range provided is not indicative of Sysco's actual pay range but is merely algorithmic and provided for generalized comparison. Factors that may be used to determine rate of pay include specific skills, work location, work experience and other individualized factors

The work territories of this position are Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Monroeville Pennsylvania, and Mt. Lebanon Pennsylvania. You must live within 30 minutes of this territory or be willing to relocate on your own.


The Business Developer will report to the Vice President Sales and will work with the Sales Manager and outside sales team. The position will concentrate on the development of new customer business utilizing strategies and best practices that will further perpetuate long term customer retention of all higher valued accounts.


  • Work independently to research and approach new target customers and customer types in line with company goals and sales strategies.

  • Work with merchandising or value-added departments to bring in or create new items to market.

  • Create marketing materials to focus on those items. Introduce new items to customers and suggestively sell promotional items.

  • Ride-alongs with Mas to assist in closing new accounts, getting better penetration into current accounts, and show new items to new and current accounts.

  • Follow up on all items from those visits either solo or with the MA (marketing associate)

  • Promote programs and customer support through outside functions such as food shows and farm markets.

  • Maintain a good working relationship with all sales, Value added, and operational departments.

  • Facilitate inter-departmental communication to solve problems and satisfy customer's needs.

  • Attend all sales meetings as required.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Associates degree preferred.


  • Five years of produce experience required.

  • Working knowledge of a distribution warehouse preferred

Professional Skills

  • Good Communicator

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • AS400 experience preferred

  • Organized

  • Independent-minded and a strategic thinker

  • Describe the most important decisions made by this position.

  • Most important decisions made fully independently:

  • Solution decisions to service customers

  • Credits less than $500

  • Most important decisions made with review and approval of other individuals or supervisors (include the reviews/approvals required):

  • Pricing decisions will be made with input from sales management and merchandising management.

  • Credits larger than $500

  • Customer target strategies with input from sales management.


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Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.