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Salesperson – California
Posted by D.J. Stornetta, email@example.com
Premier year-round national importer and distributor with direct grower relationships seeking a Salesperson in Los Angeles, CA. Must be a self-starter who will respond and be motivated by sales growth, personal development, company profitability and a bonus program.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Participate in all buying, product management, logistics, profitability and customer/business development in regards to the particular commodity that is your expertise.
Travel required to build/gain relationships with existing and new growers
Make sales cold calls in order to gain market share
Willing to perform a variety of job duties such as (but not limited to) pricing customers either daily, weekly or monthly and for ad and promotional business; developing specific quote worksheets for customers by using both “Word” and Excel” programs; analyzing and projecting profitability of the buy or the sale; performing simple accounting functions; learning and using both data entry and clerical support systems
Must be a seasoned produce professional familiar with sales in fresh product
Has a current yearly / seasonal grower direct deal that will follow with new employment
Must be local
Able to commute to Los Angeles office daily
Must have the ability to read market conditions as they change
Bilingual in English/Spanish helpful ,able to communicate with warehouse staff, growers out of Mexico and other Spanish speaking partners
Ability to analyze and determine how and when to buy product based on increasing/decreasing markets and customer demand
Willing to work in close quarters within the company and become part of a team who must rely on each other 100% of the time to get the job done
Must have good follow through skills in order to provide best customer service
Ability to effectively communicate through written and verbal skills within the company and with growers and customers alike
Ability to withstand pressure situations and flexibility to adapt to changing situations as much as hourly/daily/weekly including some Saturdays
Ability to handle tracking on product arrivals and maintain inventory count