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Job 172537 - Foodservice Equipment Specialist
Detroit, MI

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Job Details

Location: Detroit, MI
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description


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.



  • 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
  • Generate documents/drawings from AutoCAD and Revit to submit for construction/bidding purposes
  • 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




Basic Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Proficiency in Auto Quotes
  • Knowledge of BIM (Building Information Modeling) practices, standards and techniques
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in sales
  • Customer centric and Internet savvy
  • Strong MS Office skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Restaurant supply foodservice equipment & supplies sales experience
  • Construction management or project management experience in foodservice
  • CFSP or FSCI Certification
  • Sales/distribution experience
  • Working knowledge & proficiency with AutoCAD/Revit 2013 or higher


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