Food Service Sales Representative


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Job Description: 

Charlie's is looking for a hardworking Outside Sales Representative that can embrace our mission to be Passionate about Produce, Proud of our People and Partner with our customers for success. Our core values embody us as an organization. We are looking for employees who support our culture, define our character and can help guide our decision making.

This position is responsible for coordinating the activities of produce sales to insure satisfactory sales and profits for the company. Addressing the needs and insuring the satisfaction of our customers. This includes assigned customers, as well as, the accounts of other company salespersons.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Keeping up-to-date of market conditions and new items
  • Pricing strategies—developing price/order guides
  • Meeting all company and sales profit objectives
  • Maintain a sound working knowledge of all markets and growing conditions
  • 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
  • Maintain effective, professional relationships with retailers, vendors, and fellow employees
  • Organize and provide assistance for special sales and promotions
  • Participate in special projects deemed necessary and well-being of the company
  • Attend all sales meetings and appointments, (be on time, punctual)
  • Responsible for individual accounts sales and gross profit
  • Make sure all orders are submitted before scheduled cut off times
  • Responsible for processing and turning in credit memos, responsibility forms and other job related paperwork within the set time lines
  • Walk warehouse-checking product at least twice a day
  • Responsible for Quality and Food Safety
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications: 
  • Two years of outside sales experience in the wholesale produce industry with proven sales record, preferred
  • Restaurant management experience is a plus  
  • Must have an excellent work record with references from current and/or previous employers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Mathematical skills: Use basic arithmetic, algebra and statistics in daily computations and problem solving
  • Intermediate Computer Skills:  Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, And Power-Point
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Dependable vehicle with safe driving record and proof of insurance
  • Ability to travel in the local SoCal market daily
  • Ability to work flexible hours and days
  • Ability to work in refrigerated warehouse environment

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stoop, kneels, and reach regularly
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds


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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.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.


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