Grow Our Tomorrow. Oppy is a leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world. As one of North America’s top produce companies for nearly 165 years, we bring over 100 varieties of produce from 27 countries to 1,300+ retailers in North America and throughout the world. As much as agriculture has shaped the past for humankind, Oppy’s efforts shape its future by sustainably providing families with healthy, safe and fresh produce to create a better quality of life for all. Our progressive team is called to a higher purpose that raises the economic wellbeing of families and communities who work the land.
Recognized as one Canada’s Best Managed Companies (for the last 20 years!) and a Top 100 Employer, our diverse team of dedicated professionals collaborate and make connections across our locations throughout North and South America. We owe our success to our adaptability, innovative and entrepreneurial approach, our commitment to our people, and the incredible relationships we build. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can grow your skills and career in a sector with abundant opportunity. Grow your tomorrow with us, today.
Work Model: Hybrid | Work Status: Permanent, Full-Time
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team at Oppy as a Business Development Representative. Our company is deeply passionate about fresh produce and takes immense pride in supporting hardworking growers both locally and internationally. As a key member of our team, you will possess exceptional relationship-building skills and a natural ability to think creatively and persuasively. Your talent as a master storyteller will be matched by your proficiency in budget management. With a readiness to take action, you will play a pivotal role in nurturing existing partnerships and establishing new ones by actively engaging with industry leaders. Collaborating closely with our sales and marketing teams, you will demonstrate innovation and a solutions-oriented mindset. Your contributions will ignite the ongoing growth and development of Oppy's most crucial department, serving our retail customers within your assigned zone.
- Deliver exceptional customer service to assigned retail, wholesale, and food service accounts, aiming to enhance Oppy's market share for its products and brands.
- Cultivate and sustain productive relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally to foster sales growth and engagement pertaining to assigned accounts.
- Proactively identify customer requirements and potential solutions to meet or surpass customer expectations, contributing to the establishment of stronger connections with targeted accounts.
- Schedule and participate in sales meetings with accounts as necessary to promote Oppy's products and services, aligning with established sales objectives.
- Offer business and analytical assistance to the sales and marketing department, including support in the preparation and presentation of customer business reviews and category presentations to raise awareness of Oppy Brands and products.
- Coordinate the resolution of issues arising from meetings, collaborating with all involved parties to develop innovative solutions.
- Collaborate with sales representatives and category directors to devise focused and strategic sales and promotional initiatives and account plans.
- Conduct regular visits to retail customers and provide market intelligence to senior management, category directors, and deal managers on a monthly basis.
- Serve as a brand ambassador, nurturing the positive reputation of Oppy and its affiliated brands.
- Degree, diploma in Business Administration, Marketing, or a combination of equivalent education and experience.
- Minimum, 3 - 5 years’ experience in a sales and/or business development position; previous fresh produce experience is required.
- Specific training in agribusiness marketing or related industry course is considered an asset.
Why Join Oppy?
- We are the perfect size of organization that is still nimble but yet organized, where meaningful impact and contributions happen.
- We have a strong culture with terrific people that care about the business and each other. We want our people to grow and succeed.
- We believe in you bringing your best true self and your best ideas, because diverse perspectives contribute to better problem solving and solutions in a dynamic and ever evolving industry.
- We support your professional development and health with educational reimbursement and wellness programs.
- We offer a comprehensive total compensation package that includes health, dental & vision coverage, 401k match, tuition reimbursement and benefits!
We extend our sincere appreciation for your interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.
This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.