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JOB FILLED - Sales Associate

Job Description: 

Harvest Sensations is a grower-direct importer of core commodity produce and uniquely sourced specialty ingredients for the foodservice industry.
Buying produce from Harvest Sensations is more than a transaction. It's about getting the produce clients deserve. Global is out local backyard and we focus entirely on sourcing and importing quality ingredients, period.
We know this commitment requires rock-solid relationships with professionals who understand worldwide markets and fluctuating seasons.
With an established grower network spanning the U.S, Mexico, Central and South America, our buyers are more than comfortable representing the most important people.
And those are our clients!
Our mission is to sustainably source and sell high quality, sensationally fresh conventional and organic fruits, herbs, vegetables and specialties from our local and global grower partners our customers with impeccable and innovative customer service that result in mutually beneficial and profitable relationships.

Join our dynamic Sales team as a Sales Associate and play a crucial role in building and nurturing client relationships. The Sales Associate is responsible for promoting and cross-selling our range of products, with a particular emphasis on asparagus and herbs. We are seeking an individual with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the produce industry, exceptional attention to detail, and a proven track record of sales success. If you are a self-motivated professional with a passion for delivering exceptional customer satisfaction, we invite you to apply.

Remote or hybrid work not available.

Essential Functions:

  • Proactively develop and maintain a loyal client base through effective communication and relationship-building.
  • Schedule sales calls for both new and existing clients to identify and seize new sales opportunities within established accounts.
  • Manage and resolve conflicts with clients, demonstrating strong problem-solving skills.
  • Support, promote, and manage all company programs and contracts for assigned customers.
  • Collaborate closely with the sales team and other staff members to ensure effective communication and coordination.
  • Meet tight deadlines for assigned accounts, thriving in a fast-paced environment.
  • Review and analyze weekly reports, following up as necessary and in a timely manner.
  • Stay informed about market conditions, trends, and pricing to make informed sales decisions.
  • Conduct proactive customer "good will" calls and ensure excellent follow-up.
  • Anticipate customer needs and track customer spend on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Meet or exceed quarterly and annual sales and retention goals.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop business cases, presentations, and proposals.
  • Demonstrate positive company positioning.
  • Travel periodically, as needed.


  • Minimum 5 years of previous experience as a Sales Associate in the produce industry.
  • Proficiency in English; bilingual skills preferred.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, follow-up, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and social media savvy, with knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Famous, etc.
  • Understanding of market conditions, trends, and pricing.
  • Some experience in A/R Management is a plus.
  • Sense of urgency applicable to perishable products.
  • Highly organized, efficient, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills (verbal and written), interpersonal skills, and proper phone etiquette.
  • Consistent professionalism and good judgment.
  • Proven track record of established sales, cold calls, and/or account management success.
  • Diverse produce industry knowledge and the ability to apply appropriate produce trading practices.

Physical Demands:

The employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. Frequently, the employee must stand and walk. The ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds is necessary. Specific vision abilities required for this role include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment and Environmental Conditions:

  • The work environment is usually fast-paced with frequent short deadlines, requiring a high level of adaptability and flexibility.
  • The field of work includes offices and, in some instances, the warehouse and surrounding grounds.
  • Limited hazards may arise due to visits to the warehouse and surrounding areas.

If you are ready to make a significant impact in the produce industry and contribute to our sales success, we encourage you to apply for the Sales Associate position. Join us as we continue to grow and provide top-notch products and services to our valued clients.

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