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22 Jun 2020

Out Of Home Branded Valued Added Produce Sales Manager – Home Based

Posted by Katie Settle, katie@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #36593

Terrific fresh food company with a growing product line seeks a sales expert to handle account management, account development, and new business development.  This organization has a solid customer base, investment in production, and a strong opportunity for growth in the retail, mass market, club, and foodservice channels.

Position is home / remote based with travel to trade shows and customer visits (when allowable).  Some international travel may be an option.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop business with new accounts, grow current accounts, maintain strong relationships, and deliver a high level of service.
  • Accurately forecast monthly and quarterly sales activity and trends.
  • Monitor customer, market, and competitor activity and provide feedback.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and sales with food brokers.
  • Execute short and long-term sales goals, along with sales strategies, by aligning with overall company goals.
  • Represent and be a face of the company during customer visits, trade shows, industry functions.
  • Educate customers on production quality, food safety, quality assurance procedures.
  • Prove commitment to overall team and company success with a willingness to assist with duties outside of scope as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience selling and growing sales of branded fresh produce, fresh produce items, or related perishable food products.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, relevant experience.
  • Relationships with chains in the retail, mass market, multi-unit, or similar foodservice channels.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a sales strategy as well as getting results through new customer acquisition.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Skilled negotiation skills and problem solver.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and business mind, pay attention to details.
  • Travel 20% – 40% + depending on conditions.

Please contact Katie Settle, katie@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Sales & Marketing. Job Types: Out Of Home. Job expires in Endless.

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