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12 Jan 2021

Out Of Home National Retail Sales Manager: Remote/Home-Based

Posted by Rich Lentz, rich@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #37414

Description:

  • An innovative, fast-growing, multi-million and multi-national Importer is in growth mode.
  • This newly created role will develop sales of imported grapes and citrus to retailers across North America.
  • This Importer / Distributor has a global sourcing network, with a committed supply of grapes and citrus.
  • The position will develop and manage retail sales (both program and FOB/market sales) across North America.
  • This role is with a highly regarded company, known for superior customer service, employee satisfaction & retention.
  • There’s exciting growth opportunities here, both professionally and financially.
  • Position can lead to building and managing a retail sales team, as the division grows.
  • Our client is located in the Western U.S but is open to remote-based talent.

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Develop and manage new retail sales with Regional and National retail chain stores.
  • Proactively build seasonal programs for North American customers.
  • Collaborate with sourcing dept. in building sales programs and servicing retail customers.
  • Assist in AR mgt when necessary.
  • As sales develop, this role will oversee the hiring and mgt of additional retail sales & support team members.
  • Domestic and international travel, as needed to conventions, shows, and customer locations.

Required Experience & Qualifications Include

  • Successful sales experience of imported grapes or citrus to retail customers is required.
  • Established contacts and relationships with retail customers.
  • A deep knowledge of the overall grape and/or citrus categories with a good understanding of those commodities’ domestic and import cycles (seasons), supply chain details and import operations.
  • Solid produce background, also knowledge of international fruit growing regions, quality characteristics and issues, shelf life, shipping & handling characteristics, import supply chain, pack styles.
  • Must have strong communication skills and enjoy working on a team. A “lone wolf” doesn’t work here.
  • Multi-lingual preferred.
  • College degree (B.A. /B.S.) in related fields of study desired.

Please contact Rich Lentz, rich@producecareers.com

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

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