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14 Jan 2021

Out Of Home Retail Cherry Sales Manager –Remote Based

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

Job Description

Job #37439

Description:

  • An established and vertically integrated North American Cherry Grower/Packer/Shipper is in growth-mode.
  • Adding experienced cherry sales talent to develop and manage sales to new retail customers.
  • This company has a large volume of high-end, top quality Northwest cherries with varieties that retailers love.
  • Sales are heavily driven in the domestic season, with the summer months being a very demanding time.
  • This position can be remote based anywhere in the U.S. with regular travel as needed to the Pacific Northwest.

Position Responsibilities

  • Account management with retail grocery chain store customers, such as national chains, regional chains, independents, and wholesalers/service wholesalers who supply retail accounts.
  • Business development for new accounts, including prospecting and sourcing new customer leads.
  • Collaborate with management on pricing and inventory to meet weekly and seasonal sales expectations.
  • Working closely with Inspection / Quality personnel, cold storage & facilities personnel, logistics and shipping depts.
  • Regular travel as needed for business and sales purposes. (Conventions, trade shows, customer sites, etc.)

Required Experience & Qualifications Include

  • Successful sales experience in the cherry category with sales to retail customers is required.
  • Established contacts/relationships with retail customers to hit the ground running and sell to new chains quickly.
  • Solid produce background, also knowledge of international fruit growing regions, quality characteristics and issues, shelf life, shipping & handling characteristics, import supply chain, pack styles.
  • Sales “hunter” mentality needed. Looking for someone who enjoys selling vs. account mgt/maintenance.
  • 24/7 availability during the summer cherry season.

Please contact Rich Lentz, rich@producecareers.com

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

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