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- An industry-leading and highly regarded Grower/Packer/Shipper/Importer is aggressive growth-mode.
- Our client is creating a new leadership role to oversee sales & business development for the West Coast.
- Sales opportunities for a variety of both domestic and imported fruit categories.
- Newly created role will lead experienced sales teams in multiple locations on the West Coast.
- Our client is a respected player within the industry, with a global reach for fresh fruit throughout the world.
- This opportunity will be based in California. (Southern Cal, Central Valley or Salinas areas all possibilities)
Position Responsibilities Include
- Bottom line P&L responsibilities for the West Coast sales area.
- Oversee the development of this new division; including continued development of sales teams.
- Oversee the customer base for the area; including create, maintain and monitor sales & marketing budgets.
- Oversee the development and execution of sales and marketing plans.
- Establish and implement both short and long-range sales goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures.
- Ability for both domestic and international travel as needed.
Required Experience & Qualifications Include
- Established track record of leading and developing sales teams, including seasoned Sales Managers.
- Successful sales experience in fresh fruit categories is required.
- Customer contacts within retail, wholesale and other profitable customer segments.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of annual import cycles and fresh produce import and export programs.
- Thorough understanding of fresh fruit 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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