Fresh Produce Salesperson

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Job Description: 

We are a distributor of fresh fruit in North America. We have long-standing supply relationships around the globe which enable us to provide an abundant supply of premier product year-round. We are a well-established company with a collaborative culture that encourages growth and development of our team members.  Must be willing to reside in the Los Angeles area.

This is an opportunity to join a motivated team of empowered people who can make an impact on our business. You will be expected to make decisions and rely on your own discretion. We welcome you to contribute your ideas and knowledge. A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered as well as room for growth. You are your own manager.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Sell and service existing retail customers with the company’s complete product line with a view to retaining and expanding existing business
  • Participate actively and aggressively in expanding the Company’s business, identifying and developing business opportunities with new and existing customers
  • Administer sales including order entry, follow-up, management of problem sales, rejections and claims settlement
  • A deep knowledge of the citrus and table grape categories with a good understanding of those commodities’ import cycles (seasons), supply chain details and import operations
  • A 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
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office helpful, familiarity with Famous
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with customers and vendors
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements
  • 1-3 years of produce sales experience in the dry veg category a plus
  • Works well on a team. And having fun is a must
  • Bi-lingual Spanish and English is a plus

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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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