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Business Development Associate - BPD in Riverside, MO at Bunzl Distribution

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

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Job Description

The Business Associate Development Program combines a series of rotations over a six to twelve month interval in various departments and other related training events over a twelve to eighteen month interval with the purpose of preparing the individual for what area best matches the company needs and his or her interests, skills and abilities.  Upon completion of the program, the Business Associate will be eligible to apply for a position in Sales or Purchasing.

Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future. 

At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.    


  • Train within each department at the branch level to develop a thorough understanding of key concepts associated with the department’s functions and its interaction with the other business components.
  • Utilize outbound telephone calls to increase sales and promote product promotions with key existing and new accounts.
  • Answer inbound customer calls and use our AS400 system to enter orders, update and maintain customer master, seek packaging profile information, and complete packaging leads to field sales
  • Participate in product training sessions with the goal to become proficient in several key product categories while developing and maintaining resource files.
  • Utilize website for customer communication and orders via our online chat system
  • Demonstrate outstanding customer care to build relationships and ensure customer satisfaction
  • Investigate and resolve customer issues with products, invoicing, and/or deliveries
  • Demonstrate professionalism and commitment to customer care


  • Bachelor\u0027s Degree preferred
  • Outbound Telephone sales experience is a plus
  • Minimum of two years in sales, service, or distribution environment preferred
  • Must be able to adapt to all types of situations in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects, be able to assume additional responsibilities and manage special projects
  • Strong negotiation skills, analytical skills, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills and the ability to work in a team setting with a diverse group of customers, employees, managers, and outside parties
  • Requires intermediate PC proficiency including Microsoft Office products. Experience with IBM I-Series (AS400) operation system is a plus
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish is a plus

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion.  Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.