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11 Jan 2018

West Coast Account Manager – Southern California

Posted by Mark Teague, mark@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32600

Top, industry leading fresh produce organization seeks a tomato sales pro to continue the very strong growth of their tomato division.  This important role will maintain current accounts and develop new business.  Strong relationships with retail grocery chains and/or foodservice organizations (such as multi-unit companies) preferred.

This important sales role will:

  • Sell to retail food stores, club stores, mass merchandisers, produce wholesalers, and food service accounts
  • Work closely with active customers as well as prospective customers
  • Build, develop and maintain relationships with customers
  • Investigate and resolve all customer issues such as delivery, quality, and quantity
  • Negotiate prices and prepare sales contracts
  • Coordinate date of delivery to customers
  • Prepare reports of business transactions
  • Attend trade events as required

Looking for:

  • Degree preferred or a combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum of ten+ years’ experience in a sales position, either inside or outside, in the agricultural/produce industry
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • Spanish speaking skills a plus
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills, demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems involving several variables in standardized situations along with the ability to negotiate terms of sales orders.
  • May require travel on occasion (up to 10%).

Position is based in the greater Santa Barbara / Ventura region.

For more information, contact Mark Teague,  mark@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Sales & Marketing. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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