Produce Sales Manager

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Employer is looking for Produce Sales Manager in Yakima, WA. This local job opportunity with ID 725387 is live since 10/20/2017.
Overview

Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, the Amerifresh name has been synonymous with quality and consistency for the past century.  Our heritage includes one of the broadest and longest continually packed produce brands in existence, Snoboy.  From humble beginnings in the Northwest, Amerifresh has grown into one of the largest produce marketing companies in the country. 

 

Customers choose Amerifresh as their primary fresh produce source and third-party logistics provider and depend on us for the continued success of their operations.  Our source-based presence positions Amerifresh to offer our customers timely and accurate information for fresh produce and transportation services.  We become the customer’s representative at the source.    

 

Join our growing team in one of our energy-filled locations and learn firsthand how we leverage our knowledge, relationships, and service to all major market segments of the produce industry.  Amerifresh offers multiple products and multiple growing regions, together in one company.  No one can deliver on customer needs for information, service, and insight like Amerifresh. Join our team in Yakima, Washington!

 

Responsibilities

Amerifresh is seeking a proven Sales Manager.  In conjunction with the Branch Manager, the Sales Manager would be responsible for development of a sales plan, establishing grower and supplier relationships, and developing and growing customers in all business segments.  This is a unique opportunity to develop business with the support of a strong national and international organization.

  • Ensure that each customer receives outstanding service and manage customer and grower/shipper relations.
  • Responsible for new business development.
  • Communicate with customers and suppliers negotiating commodities, pricing, and pickup/delivery schedules.
  • This position reports to the Branch Manager
Qualifications
  • BA/ BS degree or equivalent experience.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Have current produce business relationships in Food Service, Retail or Wholesale environments and ability to expand into new markets.
  • Energetic, aggressive, outgoing professional attitude/personality.
  • Knowledgeable in the fresh produce industry.
  • Experience with planning and delivering sales budgets required.
  • Effective communication and customer service skills.
  • Experience with MS Office products.
  • Proven attention to detail and accuracy to monitor business processes.
  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative.
  • Must be sales focused and have a proven record of achieving sales growth and demonstrate the ability to work and succeed in a team atmosphere.
  • Exceptional planning, management and leadership skills.
  • Understanding of PACA regulations, procedures and dispute resolution.
  • Familiarity with federal, state and local employment laws and requirements.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation and drug test.  
  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled.

        

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