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Benefits with Burkett

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • AFLAC Benefits: Short-Term Disability, Accident Coverage & Optional Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) including applicable paid holidays
  • Retirement plan with Company Match
  • Employee Discount on products
  • Employee Purchase Programs with Vendors (e.g. TigerDirect & Dell)
  • Verizon Discount

Who We Are:

As one of the leading restaurant equipment sellers in the nation, Burkett Restaurant Equipment has been providing its knowledge, experience and expertise in the foodservice industry to customers all over the country since 1977. With over 5,000 products in stock at all times, we offer top-of-the-line equipment at warehouse prices. Our vast product selection caters to numerous businesses, including bakeries, pizzerias, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, schools and more. We offer equipment manufactured by some of the top vendors in the industry, including True, Cambro, Imperial and Star. Regardless of the types of equipment our customers need, we provide an expansive, all-inclusive collection of supplies related to food service.

Why Work With Us:

Here at Burkett, we pride ourselves on being a family-owned business with a friendly, supportive team of dedicated, ambitious workers. We continue to welcome individuals to join our supportive staff to help us continue to exceed customer expectations and offer our expertise in the booming foodservice industry (Since the beginning of 2010, we have grown from 25 to over 50 employees!). We truly appreciate each and every one of our employees, and that's why we invest in training & providing employees with the resources needed for them to be successful.

Burkett Restaurant Equipment is a forward-thinking, aggressive company constantly striving to be ahead of the game and on the cutting edge of the foodservice industry. We have even been recognized as one of Inc.com's 5000 fastest growing companies, as well as one of the top 100 Distribution Giants in the industry, according to Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Magazine.

CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Join Our Team

Interested in working for one of the leading sellers of commercial restaurant equipment and supplies? Burkett Restaurant Equipment is always looking for the right people to join our company as we continue to grow and improve throughout the years. We offer many appealing benefits, opportunities for training, and valuable work experience to improve and build your career.

Please take a moment to fill out our online application form and/or email a cover letter and resume for review and this information will be kept on file for future openings.

We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you again for your interest in working for Burkett Restaurant Equipment!

Account Representative

Burkett Restaurant Equipment and Supplies, one of the fastest growing companies located in Northwest Ohio, is seeking to hire an experienced member to join our Sales team as an Account Representative. Employees in this position play a key role in leading the growth of our company through consultative e-Commerce sales. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in Sales (inside or outside), experience in the e-Commerce market, and the ability to develop, plan and take initiative to grow their accounts resulting in overall company growth. Candidates with Bi-Lingual skills are a plus!

Burkett is a leading provider of quality new and used foodservice equipment. Our 170,000 sq. ft. building in Toledo, Ohio has been servicing restaurants, bars, schools, churches, bakeries, pizzerias and even the home consumer since 1977. At Burkett, we are committed to providing the very best products and service possible to ensure a solid future and continued growth.

We are a growing company with strong values, an exciting vision and a clear strategy for the future. We can offer you challenging projects, supportive colleagues, a dynamic team and an environment where you are valued and initiative is encouraged. We offer a professional environment that values hard work, creativity and promotes success. We value motivation and a strong drive to succeed.

Purpose of Position: The position will serve as a team member within the company’s National Sales Department with a focus to grow sales volume through the maintenance of existing customer accounts and by developing new accounts. Primary functions of the role include processing sales orders for customers via the phone, email, or in person and advising customers of product availability, pricing and options.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sell foodservice equipment and supplies by developing relationships with prospects
  • Achieve monthly sales quotas which are measured via KPI reports (revenue, gross margin, Quality, Cash (A/R), Conversion Rate, Retention Rate
  • Grow your own portfolio of customer accounts with no territorial boundaries
  • Develop and maintain an active prospect list and a professional network
  • Maintain relationships with clients by providing support through delivery of the products ordered and providing information and guidance throughout the process to ensure custom satisfaction
  • Follow up with customers to ensure sales expectations have been met and to enhance future orders
  • Create customer Quotes and Sales Orders using TRX System and AutoQuotes
  • Attentively answer phone calls and assist customers via our Live Chat system
  • Contribute to improved Accounts Receivable targets by managing sales transactions to preapproved payment options and assisting with follow up customer communications as needed
  • Work closely with internal company departments, customers, factory reps, and other outside sources as needed to communicate customer requirements
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and product trainings to improve job knowledge and to identify product improvements, pricing changes and new products
  • Attend factory trainings and trade shows as directed by management
  • Cross train with and support web specialist and showroom sales to support each other where needed or as defined
  • Other duties as assigned as related to continuous improvement of the Inside Sales team process.

Qualifications Expected

  • Communication – capable of receiving and understanding both written and oral directions
  • Negotiation – able to negotiate with clients and understand pricing flexibility
  • Organization – maintain clean workspace
  • Computer knowledge – thorough understanding of Microsoft Office & Google applications
  • Travel up to 10%

Experience / Education Required

  • Bachelors degree or 2 years of business-to-business sales experience and experience of the foodservice industry
  • Serv-Safe Level 2 Certification preferred
  • CFSP Certification is a plus

The Company offers competitive wages, a complete benefits package which includes options for Health, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Life, Paid Time Off & Holidays, a 401(k) with company match and opportunities for performance-based bonuses.

Account Representative - Bi-Lingual (Spanish/Arabic)

Burkett Restaurant Equipment and Supplies is one of the fastest growing companies located in Northwest Ohio is seeking to hire an experienced member to join our Sales team as an Account Representatives. Employees in this position play a key role in leading the growth of our company through consultative E-Commerce sales with a focus on serving our Spanish and/or Arabic Speaking customers. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in Sales (inside or outside), experience in the E-Commerce market, and the ability to develop, plan and take initiative to grow their accounts resulting in overall company growth. Candidates with Bi-Lingual required!

Burkett is a leading provider of quality new and used foodservice equipment. Our 170,000 sq. ft. building in Toledo, Ohio has been servicing restaurants, bars, schools, churches, bakeries, pizzerias and even the home consumer since 1977. At Burkett, we are committed to providing the very best products and service possible to ensure a solid future and continued growth.

We are a growing company with strong values, an exciting vision and a clear strategy for the future. We can offer you challenging projects, supportive colleagues, a dynamic team and an environment where you are valued and initiative is encouraged. We offer a professional environment that values hard work, creativity and promotes success. We value motivation and a strong drive to succeed.

Purpose of Position: The position will serve as a team member within the company’s National Sales Department with a focus to grow sales volume through the maintenance of existing customer accounts and by developing new accounts. Primary functions of the role include processing sales orders for customers via the phone, email, or in person and advising customers of product availability, pricing and options.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sell foodservice equipment and supplies by developing relationships with prospects
  • Achieve monthly sales quotas which are measured via KPI reports (revenue, gross margin, Quality, Cash (A/R), Conversion Rate, Retention Rate
  • Grow your own portfolio of customer accounts with no territorial boundaries
  • Develop and maintain an active prospect list and a professional network
  • Maintain relationships with clients by providing support through delivery of the products ordered and providing information and guidance throughout the process to ensure custom satisfaction
  • Follow up with customers to ensure sales expectations have been met and to enhance future orders
  • Create customer Quotes and Sales Orders using TRX System and AutoQuotes
  • Attentively answer phone calls and assist customers via our Live Chat system
  • Contribute to improved Accounts Receivable targets by managing sales transactions to preapproved payment options and assisting with follow up customer communications as needed
  • Work closely with internal company departments, customers, factory reps, and other outside sources as needed to communicate customer requirements
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and product trainings to improve job knowledge and to identify product improvements, pricing changes and new products
  • Attend factory trainings and trade shows as directed by management
  • Cross train with and support web specialist and showroom sales to support each other where needed or as defined
  • Other duties as assigned as related to continuous improvement of the Inside Sales team process.

Qualifications Expected

  • Communication – capable of receiving and understanding both written and oral directions
  • Negotiation – able to negotiate with clients and understand pricing flexibility
  • Organization – maintain clean workspace
  • Computer knowledge – thorough understanding of Microsoft Office & Google applications
  • Travel up to 10%

Experience / Education Required

  • Bachelors degree or 2 years of business-to-business sales experience and experience of the foodservice industry
  • Serv-Safe Level 2 Certification preferred
  • CFSP Certification is a plus

The Company offers competitive wages, a complete benefits package which includes options for Health, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Life, Paid Time Off & Holidays, a 401(k) with company match and opportunities for performance-based bonuses.

General Production Technician

Primary Objective: Recondition commercial cooking equipment to achieve production targets including quality and productivity targets.

Primary Functions: This position is responsible for producing according to the daily production schedule to produce high quality products for the Burkett Used / Reconditioned product line.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Electronically, mechanically and cosmetically diagnose and repair all commercial cooking equipment according to production targets
  • Research and request necessary parts according to manufacturer specs or as required by basic mechanical guidelines
  • Test all equipment in a timely, efficient manner and communicate any equipment that presents risk to internal or customer facing quality targets
  • Complete product diagnosis and disposition for damaged items in support of freight claims
  • Inform the production supervisor when an item is complete for auditing and QC compliance verification by completing TPS form
  • Research of factory specs of an item to learn the full function of the product to ensure proper service is completed; also request any necessary troubleshooting assistance
  • Complete any ongoing training to maintain OSHA compliance and HVACR certification
  • Participate in regular production employee meetings to communicate assignments and capture risks
  • Contributes to development of processes and work instructions for daily activities
  • Comply with all company policies, programs, rules, regulations and safety rules
  • Communicates resource constraints to Production Scheduler when labor or equipment capacity does not align to the schedule
  • Other duties as assigned related to continuous improvement of production processes

Qualifications Expected

  • Excellent electrical and mechanical troubleshooting abilities
  • Knowledge of natural and propane gas equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical troubleshooting to include 110V, 208V, 230V, 240V both single and 3 phase
  • Ability to function as part of the team and assist other technicians when necessary
  • Capable of reading electrical schematics
  • Excellent computer experience working with Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally

Experience / Education Required

  • 3-5 years experience diagnosing and repairing commercial cooking equipment
  • 10 Hour OSHA Training Preferred

The Company offers competitive wages, a complete benefits package which includes options for Health, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Life, Paid Time Off & Holidays, a 401(k) with company match and opportunities for performance-based bonuses.

For more information on opportunities at Burkett, please email Human Resources at careers@burkett.com or call 419.720.8844

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