Sales and Commodity Manager - #6581S at Confidential - Salinas, CA - Joe Produce | Produce Jobs, Produce Careers, Agriculture Jobs, Agriculture Careers

Sales and Commodity Manager - #6581S

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Job Description: 
This top-rated grower-shipper-processor in the Salinas Valley is seeking to hire an exceptional and experienced Sales & Commodity Manager. This well-established company is experiencing a growth explosion and continuously working to up their game in all areas of their business.
 
This is a fast-paced demanding environment where team members are the heart of the business and exceptional performers will excel. You will be working for a company that values hard work and career minded people with integrity. If this is what you are looking for, now is the time to jump on an opportunity to work for our established and growing company with a well-diversified portfolio of retail, foodservice, club, and wholesale business.
 
This is a top job for a relationship centric sales professional who has proven themselves over the past 5 to 10 years. Retail experience is a plus here and make no mistake, a great attitude with high integrity is valued beyond anything else.
 
When a company is in growth mode being able to bring your talents in relationship building and commodity expertise to the table for potential customers is demanding but also exciting. The team has been put together with the idea to have everyone work to their full potential. With a very competitive benefits package they strive to attract the best at what they do.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Initiate, develop, execute, service and manage sales for designated accounts across total product offering
  • Must understand overall company sales priorities and work in a collaborative way to support the highest overall company profitability
  • Track markets trends and competitor information to effectively analyze and identify opportunities
  • Monitor reports for customer base to highlight maximum selling opportunities
  • Communicate commodity availability and pricing daily for team members in order to capitalize on markets
  • Enter and track orders in Famous, I-trade, and other ERP systems.
  • Verify order entry and follow orders through to delivery
  • Work with customers and accounting to resolve deductions and to enforce payment terms with regards to both days paid and credit balances
  • Resolve all claims and arrival problems promptly through proper documentation, inspections, and communication with supply chain members
  • Develop constructive relationships with field supervisors for the commodity you are managing
  • Maintain inventory levels to maximize sales strategy and customer service
  • Communicate with harvesting crews to maximize use of labor in the field
Qualifications: 
  • 5+ years of proven transactional sales experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the proven ability to work with everyone, from the field/warehouse, to customer, team-members, management, and ownership
  • Must be a team player with a can-do attitude, but also have the ability to work autonomously
  • Well versed in sales and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to communicate between grower- partners and customers
  • Must be able to sell/develop new business as well as manage accounts
  • Knowledge and experience with PACA rules and how to manage business accordingly
  • Good understanding of order system software (in-house and online)
  • General understanding of receivables and deductions

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



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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