Produce Sales Representative

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Job Description: 

We are a family-owned Grower/Packer/Shipper company in Sparta NC. We are seeking an experienced self-motivated produce sales representative to join our team.  Our business is continually growing and we are in need of a person with strong produce sales background, high energy, and must be able to commit to sales results.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Work with owners to develop and maintain profitable programs
  • Make presentations of profitable programs to potential and existing customers
  • Notify and assist buyers, operations and sales support persons by communication of customer's needs and preferences
  • Organize and provide assistance for special sales and promotions
  • Plan, organize and attend appropriate trade shows
  • Identify and target new business development
  • Close sales, achieve monthly targets and commit to sales results
  • Responsible for entire sales process from first contact to close
  • Attend all sales meetings and appointments, (on time, punctual)
  • Responsible for individual accounts sales and gross profit
  • Responsible for processing and turning in job related paperwork within the set time lines
  • Will be primary interface between farm operations and buyers on a daily basis during produce seasons
  • Must have excellent phone skills
  • Proven track record of strong sales, customer relations, meeting quotas and closing deals
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in produce sales
  • Quick and accurate with paperwork, figures, attentive to detail, and have good follow-through
  • Organizational skills, ability to work independently, promote, sell and secure new business
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal human relations and teaming skills
  • Knowledgeable in Excel
  • Ability to work with team members from all levels of the organization, from owner to farm operation team.

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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