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northernms

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What's it like being a district manager for US FOODS?
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Are you thinking of applying for a DSM job? It helps if you drink the Kool-Aid. Lots of reports. Lots of meetings. Making sure your TMs' Salesforce is current. Riding with your people at least once a week. Making sure that your TMs don't screw up your bonus with off-day and van deliveries.
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If you have a soul you need not apply, its become a mindless activity as your directions come to you every morning. 30 year vet here who retired last year
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Underpaid and be prepared to suck the corn out of corporate ass. No joke. If you kill it, you make nothing.its all reports, BS and inserting yourself in to your sales peoples lives in a bad way. It’s not worth it. Don’t bite. Don’t.
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Oh and, FU if you think you will ever make a bonus. They will move the goal post. Like crazy.
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Thanks everyone.... 

 

I'm all about independents...but casting a bit of a net just in case. Relocating to another region of the country. 

 

I'd consider one of the big ones as a last resort or if the pay was WAY WAY better or as a stepping stone. 

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Go to work for a manufacturer as a regional manager or even an end-user sales manager.  Most companies pay a decent salary with a commission and bonus plan.  And they care about growing business the right way - NEW SALES!  Most are companies with give you a car, or at least a nice car allowance, phone, expense account, all the good stuff.
It's better if you can get with a manufacturer that doesn't deal with brokers, because you'll be forever fighting with those clowns.  But still, it's a much better gig than working in sales for any of the larger distributors.
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Why would you be fighting with the brokers, as they do all the work for the regional manager and clean up the mess.
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Thanks everyone.... 

 

I'm all about independents...but casting a bit of a net just in case. Relocating to another region of the country. 

 

I'd consider one of the big ones as a last resort or if the pay was WAY WAY better or as a stepping stone. 



US Foods is the last place you want to be. Culture is toxic. Very anti-individuality.
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