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Foodservice Equipment Specialist

Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Description

Company: Supplies on the Fly
Location: US-NC-Charlotte
Zip Code: 30144
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 5
Position Type: Exempt
Travel Percentage: Up to 50%


Position Summary:


The Foodservice Equipment Specialist is responsible for selling foodservice design services and related foodservice equipment, furnishings and supplies to customers; coordination of documentation for construction/bidding purposes; project manage jobs.


Essential Functions & Responsibilities:


  • Explain and sell design process
  • Ascertain customers’ needs and preferences through effective listening and recommending appropriate foodservice equipment
  • Assist in creating efficient foodservice equipment floor plans that meet customer’s budget
  • Coordinate with architects and engineers, estimators, installers and appropriate construction trades as needed
  • Prepare foodservice equipment budgets
  • Expedite orders, manage, & oversee job installations
  • Proactive management of lead times and communication with customer
  • Obtain field measurements as needed
  • Attend job meetings as required
  • Review quotes and coordinate approval of manufacturer shop drawings for accuracy of proper equipment description and physical requirements
  • Manage shop drawing approval process timely to ensure installation deadlines are not missed
  • Address warranty issues in a professional and timely fashion
  • Design utilizing preferred vendors
  • Conduct site visits and punch list during installation of project as needed or per customer requirements
  • Specify projects at all times and gain price protection at every opportunity
  • Expected to grow capabilities to perform position with greater efficiency annually
  • Finish projects/jobs in a timely manner, including but not limited to punch lists, final billing, change orders, etc.
  • Ability to specify complete tabletop and smallwares packages
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager


Competencies, Skills and Abilities:




  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Flexible in schedule to enable the company to meet customer needs – overtime and weekends may be necessary and required
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Office product & Auto Quotes
  • Foster positive relations and communications with departmental personnel, IT, Purchasing, Installers, Sales, Marketing, and other SOTF departments
  • Strong relationship building skills with customers, general contractors, architects, manufacturers and vendors, and other trades on job sites
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service/sales attitude
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent presentation and selling skills
  • Good business acumen
  • Highly creative
  • Basic working knowledge of general construction, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing
  • Ability to read architectural drawings




  • Working knowledge with AutoCAD/Revit 2013 or higher


Education & Experience:




  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university plus 1-3 years of applicable Project Management experience in a Foodservice Equipment capacity OR a High School diploma or GED equivalent with 5-7 years of applicable Project Management experience in a Foodservice Equipment capacity
  • Experienced in various market segments of design




  • CFSP or FSCI Certification
  • Sales/distribution experience


For questions regarding the status of your application, please contact Jan Vergouwen at 770-874-8813

or by email at


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


Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers 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.

Employment Type: Full Time

ReqID: 72844