Sales Assistant

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Job Description: 

The Freshwave LLC has a career opportunity available for a motivated individual to join our team as a Sales Assistant. 

We are looking to expand our staff with an experienced Vegetable and Berry Sales specialist. As a member of our sales team, this position is responsible for maintaining daily business with existing accounts and developing new business opportunities in the North America and Canadian markets.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Primary job function will be to manage the day-to-day contact with customers.  Customer service of accounts, suppliers and logistic partners. 
  • Trouble file entry, follow through and closure. 
  • Monitoring Itrade, Foodlink, and other E-Commerce systems. 
  • Other duties may include product allocation when demand exceeds supply, handling and processing of any sales allowances, and working with Accounts Receivable in the collection of monies. 
  • Obtain new business and ensure business retention, establish and enforce accountability. 
  •  Develop rapport with decision makers to ensure continued business. 
  • Determine pricing strategies that insure profitability from all customers. 
  • Ability to cover accounts of other coworkers in their absence.
  • 3-5 years sales and marketing experience directly related to fresh food product sales. 
  • The ability to identify problems and have diverse problem solving skills that rectify problems in a quick fashion. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and product development. 
  • Knowledge and ability to use basic software systems. 
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills that demonstrate your ability to work and get along with peers, subordinates and business partners. 
  •  Maintain a high level of customer service at all times. 
  • 3-5 years of produce experience, knowledge of berries. 
  • Knowledge of USDA standards. 
    Knowledge of PACA rules. 
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills. 
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and build strong partnerships with customers. 
  • Ability to adapt to order changing, high volume work environment. 
  • Ability to multitask and have excellent organizational skills. 
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and accomplish goals. 
  •  Ability to concentrate in a noisy environment. 
  • Ability to build and maintain effective internal and external working relationships. 
  • Capability of working in a professional confident manner. 
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills. 
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Compliance with company policy and procedures. 
Ideal Candidate: 

The ideal candidate is passionate about offering the highest quality product available and creating mutually beneficial relationships with customers. 

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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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