Sales & Commodity Manager #3426S

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Job Description: 
A strong, respected and flourishing grower-shipper in the Salinas Valley is seeking to hire an exceptional and experienced Sales & Commodity Manager to help drive sales of their CA/AZ leafy greens program.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. A top performer will receive top pay! Make no mistake, this is a top job for an exceptional salesperson who has proven themselves over the past 5 years or more, and with plenty of "fire in their belly" to make things happen!
Our client prides themselves on having a highly competitive compensation plan, which takes into consideration experience and prior achievements and then rewards performance. They also offer excellent benefits including health (currently 100% employee/family) and vacation, sick leave, and a generous 401k plan with 4% match.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Initiate, develop, and execute sales for designated accounts across total product offering including all grades and sizes
  • Maintain a zero-floor count across multiple warehouses
  • Collect market information for various items across different grades and sizes and communicate in efficient manner to team
  • Maintain relevant customer data in customer relationship management program
  • Enter and track orders in Famous, I-trade, and other Internet based ordering 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 through proper documentation and inspections and communication with supply chain members
  • Must be able to sell/develop new business as well as manage accounts        
  • 5+ years of proven transactional sales experience
  • Must have knowledge and experience with PACA rules and how to manage business accordingly
  • Must be a team player with a can-do attitude
  • Must have 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 versed in sales techniques, on the phone, in person, and in negotiation skills
  • Must have proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office
  • Must have a good understanding of order system software (in-house and online)
  • Must have a general understanding of receivables and deductions
  • Must understand overall company sales priorities and work in a collaborative way to support the highest overall company profitability
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to communicate between grower-partners and customers

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

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