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6 May 2019

Southeast General Manager: North America – Southeast

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

Job Description

Job #35031

  • A vertically integrated and industry leading Grower/Importer/Shipper is in aggressive growth-mode.
  • This role will work on all aspects of the business, with overall P&L and supply chain responsibilities.
  • Our client is a respected industry player with impressive growth; more than doubling sales in the last 3 years.
  • Sales comprised of retail sales programs for fruit category.
  • This position is based in the Southeast region, with relocation assistance available. (Call or apply for specific location)

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Oversee and lead the administration, finance, sales, logistics and operations depts. for North America.
  • Interface, interact and lead all aspects of the supply chain.
  • Work with sales dept. on sales strategy for major retail customers. (Costco, Wal-Mart, Publix, Kroger, etc.)
  • Routine travel as needed, both domestic and international.

Position Requirements

  • Previous background in fruit categories. (Import or domestic)
  • Full background within the fresh produce industry, with experience managing the entire supply chain.
  • Established relationships and C-level contacts with Retailer customers and Growers.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of annual import cycles and fresh produce import and export programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of produce markets and supply chain dynamics.
  • Strong business acumen and negotiating skill set.
  • Thorough understanding of fresh fruit supply base, production, and operations.
  • College degree (B.A. /B.S.) in related fields of study required, post graduate degree preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.

Please contact Rich Lentz, rich@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: Southeast. Job expires in Endless.

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