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- An established and vertically integrated grower/packer/shipper/importer is in aggressive growth-mode.
- Newly created role will lead an experienced sales team that caters to major, North American retailers.
- The company is a strong, 52-week supplier for grapes, citrus, stone fruit and more.
- This opportunity provides a very strong base salary, bonus potential and full benefits.
- This position is based in the California Central Valley with relocation assistance available.
Position Responsibilities Include
- Create and execute sales strategies for the West Coast and East Coast offices to drive produce sales and profits.
- Lead, coach and mentor sales professionals with a wide range of career experience.
- Oversee the customer base; including create, maintain and monitor sales & marketing budgets and plans.
- Establish and implement both short and long-range sales goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures.
- Provide forecasting & pricing for season long retails sales programs that maximize returns for growers.
- Ability for both domestic and international travel as needed to visit customers, growers, attend trade shows and other industry events.
- Lead the charge in continuing to expand market share with major North American Retailers, with both seasonal and 52-week retail programs.
Required Experience & Qualifications Include
- Established track record of leading and developing sales teams.
- Previous related category sales experience preferred. (deciduous)
- Strong experience/relationships working with major, blue chip retail customers.
- Thorough understanding of fresh produce 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, email@example.com
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