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JOB FILLED - Sales Associate

Job Description: 

Since 1980, Vision Produce Company has provided the highest quality fresh fruits and vegetables available in the marketplace. Over the last 40 years the company has transformed from a regional brokerage to a premier year-round national importer and distributor with direct grower relationships. Vision Produce offers a broad product line of tropical, Hispanic and vegetable products. 

We are currently seeking a Salesperson in Los Angeles, CA. Must be a self-starter who will respond and be motivated by sales growth, personal development, and company profitability.

Competitive Base Salary
Potential for bonus
Great Benefits and Time Off

$55,000 to $80,000 per year DOE
  • Must be a seasoned Sales professional with a minimum 5 years experience
  • Must have the ability to read market conditions as they change
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, able to communicate with warehouse staff, growers out of Mexico and other Spanish speaking partners
  • Ability to analyze and determine how and when to buy product based on increasing/decreasing markets and customer demand
  • Willing to work in close quarters within the company and become part of a team who must rely on each other 100% of the time to get the job done
  • Must have good follow through skills in order to provide best customer service
  • Ability to effectively communicate through written and verbal skills within the company and with growers and customers alike
  • Ability to withstand pressure situations and flexibility to adapt to changing situations.
  • Ability to handle tracking on product arrivals and maintain inventory count
  • Experience with Produce Pro® and iTrade® a plus  
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Assist the department manager (and coordinating with other department staff) on all buying, product management, logistics, profitability and customer/business development
  • Travel required to build/gain relationships with existing and new growers
  • Make sales cold calls in order to gain market share
  • Willing to perform a variety of job duties such as (but not limited to) pricing customers daily/weekly/monthly contracts etc.  Also work on ad and promotional business; develop specific quote worksheets for customers by using both "Word" and Excel" programs; analyzing and projecting profitability of the buy or the sale; performing simple accounting functions; learning and using both data entry and clerical support systems
  • Other duties, as instructed by Supervisor

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