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2 May 2018

West Coast Import Sales – California Central Coast

Posted by Rich Lentz, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job # 33536

This sales and marketing firm handles domestic fruit from California and Arizona, and imported fruit from the Southern Hemisphere and European Countries. They operate shipping, repacking, and restyling operations in California and New Jersey.  Their team represents growers and exporters of fresh fruits and distributes to wholesale, food service, retail, and club store customers nationwide and in the export markets.


Company and position are based on California’s beautiful Central Coast.


Seeking a proven Import Sales & Business Development Associate that can effectively bring new business and manage existing accounts.  Looking for the drive and energy to contribute to the growth of the organization.  Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, profit sharing, paid vacation, and paid holidays.


Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Proactively achieve sales and profit goals by evaluating and responding to the changing needs of customers.
  • Collaborate with CEO and fellow sales staff to create and attain budgeted sales and profit goals for account base.
  • Participate actively in planning, development, and implementation of sales and marketing activities.
  • Grow sales and profits through effective business development and strong relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Provide the highest quality customer service.
  • Generate new customer leads by researching internet/Bluebook/Redbook/PMA/Import data bases
  • Work with other members of the sales team.
  • Track all customer orders from start to finish.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Successfully promote a customer-focused work ethic in tune with the company’s core values and principles.



  • At least 3 years of fresh produce sales experience.
  • Import sales experience is a big plus.
  • Professional communication, negotiation, organization skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be team oriented, energetic, and possess a positive attitude.
  • Technical skills to effectively use presentation software and electronic communication.
  • Experience with Famous Software is a plus.
  • Must be self-motivated and have a strong drive to succeed
  • Bachelor or an associate degree


For more information contact Rich Lentz,

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