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19 Aug 2019

Midwest Vice President / Director of Sales – Midwest

Posted by Rich Lentz, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #35444

  • An industry leading fresh produce Distributor / RePacker / Processor in the Midwest seeks a Sales Leader.
  • This role will report to ownership and oversee sales, marketing and procurement depts. of the organization.
  • Our client is a respected industry player with impressive growth and infrastructure in place.
  • Sales comprised of national & regional foodservice as well as Value-Add and Fresh-Cut products to retail.
  • This position is based in the Midwest, with relocation assistance available. (Call or apply for specific location)

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Achieve sales and profit goals by overseeing current business, strengthening company brands and developing new profitable programs.
  • Increase sales and market share through strong relationships with new and existing customers and growers.
  • Proactively meet the changing needs of customers by directing research and development of new products.
  • Oversee revenue and profit growth for all divisions and product lines through sales and procurement.
  • Routine travel as needed for customer and industry functions.

Position Requirements

  • Previous Foodservice and Retail sales experience. (major broadline and 100+ unit chains)
  • Proven sales management experience.
  • Customer service driven, with a track record of product development and solution-based sales approach.
  • Thorough knowledge of produce markets and supply chain dynamics.
  • Strong business acumen and negotiating skill set.
  • Thorough understanding of fresh fruit supply base, production, and operations.
  • College degree (B.A. /B.S.) in related fields of study required, post graduate degree preferred.

Please contact Rich Lentz,

Job Categories: Sales & Marketing. Job Types: Midwest. Job expires in Endless.

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