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- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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