Foodservice Equipment Specialist - Houston, TX

Job Description

Company: Supplies on the Fly
Location: US-TX-Houston
Zip Code: 77001
Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Position Type:
Travel Percentage: Up to 50%




Foodservice Equipment Specialist






SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:                  


VP of Sales


POSITION SUMMARY:                   


The Foodservice Equipment Specialist is responsible for selling foodservice design services and related products to customers; drafting documents 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
  • Create efficient foodservice equipment floor plans that meet customer’s budget
  • Coordinate with architects and engineers, estimators, installers and appropriate construction trades
  • 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 approve 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 jobs in a timely manner, including but not limited to punch lists, final billing, change orders, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager


Competencies, Skills and Abilities:



  • Knowledge of BIM (Building Information Modeling) practices, standards and techniques
  • 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 & proficiency 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 Construction Management or Project Management experience in a Foodservice Equipment capacity OR a High School diploma or GED equivalent with 5-7 years of applicable Construction Management or 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 Johannes 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