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11 Jun 2020

Out Of Home West Coast Export Sales Broker

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

Job Description

Job #36550

Description:

  • An established Importer/Exporter is adding an accomplished buy/sell professional to expand international sales.
  • Our client is looking to add export programs for CA and/or WA fruit programs. (grapes, stonefruit, apples)
  • This established Importer / Distributor has a global network, and diverse commodity line.
  • Our client is looking for a proven and motivated dealmaker that works well in a team environment.
  • Position will coordinate with all depts. to ensure strong customer service and delivering for customers.
  • This role’s focus will be on sales and sourcing. They have a full support team to handle admin work!
  • Customer service, company culture and a team-minded approach are very important to our client.
  • Uncapped earning potential available for this role as well as aggressive bonus and commission potential.
  • Location preference is the West Coast but is open to remote-based talent.

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Negotiate optimal fresh produce purchases with growers, wholesalers and other channels.
  • Availability to communicate with and troubleshoot customer concerns across various time zones
  • Prospect and develop new sales that grow volume and returns for commodities sold.
  • Be point of contact for customers for product availability, pricing, quality, delivery and the overall market.
  • Work closely with the team on pricing and inventory to meet daily and seasonal sales goals.
  • Occasional travel, as needed to conventions, shows, and customer locations.

Required Experience & Qualifications Include

  • Previous sales and marketing experience and established supply network for grapes, citrus and/or apples.
  • Successful track record of sales in multiple customer segments. ($3M minimum $6M preferred)
  • Good sourcing / trading background with established network.
  • Working knowledge of fresh market trends, swings and competition.
  • An understanding of fresh produce supply base, production, and operations.
  • Must enjoy working on a team. A “lone wolf” doesn’t work here.
  • Bilingual / multilingual is strongly preferred.
  • College degree (B.A. /B.S.) in related fields of study desired, or relevant experience in the produce industry.

Please contact Rich Lentz, rich@producecareers.com

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

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