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29 Dec 2016

Southeast Category Sales Manager – South Florida

Posted by Rich Lentz, rich@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #30941    – South Florida

Description:

  • An established South Florida grower/packer/shipper is in growth mode and creating new role in their sales dept.
  • Seeks experienced and talented sales pro for branded and value-added sales to retail and foodservice.
  • Position will focus on expanding the green bean category; both in sales and diversification.
  • Will be involved in all key areas of the category: sales, marketing, procurement and grower relations.
  • Includes a strong base salary and bonus, with full b (Including company paid medical, 401k, etc.)
  • This opportunity is in South Florida with relocation assistance available, if needed.

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Achieve sales growth thru retail and foodservice sales; set ad lids, develop seasonal contracts and promotions.
  • Negotiate long and short-term pricing strategies that meet or exceed sales targets and category growth.
  • Procurement and Sourcing within the Bean category to diversify commodity offerings and meet sales goals.
  • Occasional regional and national travel as needed to meet with customers, growers and tradeshows.

Desired Experience & Qualifications Include

  • Minimum of 5 years of sales experience in vegetable categories. (Bean category experience would be preferred)
  • Documented track record of business development in fresh produce with Retail and foodservice channels.
  • Established customer base and industry contacts required.
  • Thorough understanding of fresh produce supply base, production, and operations.
  • College degree (B.A. /B.S.) in related fields of study desired, or relevant experience in the produce industry.

Please contact Rich Lentz, rich@producecareers.com

 

Job Categories: Sales & Marketing. Job Types: Southeast. Job expires in Endless.

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