D.J. Stornetta Office 805-481-3200 Fax 805-481-3545 Produce Careers Inc. 122 Le Point Street Suite 202 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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The Area Manager for Food & Beverage plays a direct role in ensuring customer satisfaction by servicing a majority of the existing accounts in his or her area. This includes ensuring products are performing as expected, chemical allocation equipment is performing properly, and responding to any other customer inquiries as necessary. This Area Manager also contacts prospective customers to sell chemicals, equipment, and services to the processing industry. He or she writes and reviews analysis, and contact customers to recommend products and services. Attempts to resolve problems encountered with customer’s products and services.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in experience and education
Preferred: Post-secondary education preferred.
Required: 1-3 years of previous sales experience.
Preferred: 1-3 years of experience working in chemical, sanitation, food protection, food manufacturing or related field. Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel highly preferred.
POSITION REQUIREMENT(S): Specialized Skills/License/Certification
Required: Must possess strong customer service focus, social and interpersonal skills, active listening skills, and effective communication skills. Must be able to excel in a fast paced environment and meet time-sensitive deadlines. Ability to travel ≥75% of the time (mostly by car) to visit customers and work with
distributors throughout sales territory. Ability to work nights (2nd or 3rd shift) with sanitation crews to provide product training and service.
Preferred: Beneficial to have strong critical thinking, persuasion, and comprehension skills. Mechanical aptitude highly desirable. Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
CORE COMPETENCIES (Essential Job Functions)
Please contact Brandi Boehme, Bboehme@producecareers.com
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