Sales & Account Manager, Imported Citrus & Grapes - #5577S at Confidential - Fresno, CA - Joe Produce | Produce Jobs, Produce Careers, Agriculture Jobs, Agriculture Careers

Sales & Account Manager, Imported Citrus & Grapes - #5577S


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Job Description: 
Ready to go global with your knowledge and experience? Ready to join a team and culture where people are valued and are able to grow? 
 
Our client is one of the premier importers of citrus and grapes into North America. They’re expanding their West Coast office, and seeking a sales professional that is like minded and motivated to both develop their career and the company’s base of business.
 
They are a well-established company with a culture that encourages growth and development of team members. They invest in their people and the industry’s initiatives. They are passionate about produce and are deeply involved in the advancement of our industry.
 
We are searching for a sales professional to join the team in California. In this results-driven role, the ideal candidate will be focused on executing retail sales, including new business development, planning and daily sales for a customer base primarily served from the West Coast. 
 
This is an opportunity to join a motivated team of empowered people who have the opportunity to make an impact on the business. You will be expected to make decisions and rely on your own discretion. You will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas and knowledge. A competitive compensation package and room for professional development and advancement will be offered.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Service and increase sales with existing retail customers while providing excellent customer service
  • New customer development
  • Manage pricing and inventories ensuring the highest return to growers
  • Support supply chain efforts to establish and develop seasonal programs for customers
  • Sales administration duties, including follow up, rejection, claims management and order entry
Qualifications: 
  • At least five years of experience selling fresh produce
  • Extensive experience selling into retail chains with the ability to grow business in both new and existing accounts
  • Knowledge of the citrus and table grape categories with a good understanding of those commodities’ import cycles (seasons), supply chain details and import operations is highly desired
  • Knowledge of imported stone fruit, cherries, apples and pears is a plus
  • A deep understanding of the US retail fresh produce sector
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage customers on a regular and consistent basis
  • Passionate about sales and sales development with a skill for identifying new opportunities and going after them
  • Strong sense of responsibility to resolve issues, follow-up with customers and to act with integrity and honesty
  •  Strong organizational and self-management skills
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Familiarity with Famous™, Foodlink and iTrade a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

This Job has a $1,000 Referral Reward!

If you would like to discuss this job opportunity in 100% confidentiality with a Joe Produce Search Consultant, please call Recruiting at 855-563-7763, or email recruiting@joeproduce.com


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