Produce Salesperson for an International Produce Grower, Shipper, and Distributor

Area : Los Angeles, CA

Description : Our client is a family-owned international grower, shipper, and distributor of fruits and vegetables. They are seeking a Produce Salesperson with a background in the produce industry to help drive and generate sales.

This candidate must be local to Los Angeles. 

Responsibilities:

- Provide accurate, weekly updates on market conditions for the products purchased

- Ensure all product is "as specified" and delivered per the customer's specification (on time and complete)

- Promote and sell products to customers

- Achieve or exceed assigned Economic Impact margin goals every month

- Respond and resolve customer issues or complaints

- Develop strong relationships with vendors

- Build and maintain a pipeline of accounts in the produce industry

- Develop a plan for the top prospective accounts including products to pursue, cross-selling opportunities, and other contacts to establish within those companies

- Attend customer lunches, appreciation events, and vendor meetings

- Maintain up to date records; leads, opportunities, call notes, and communications

- Meet monthly with teammates and review their accounts/products purchased

Qualifications:

- 5+ years of sales experience

- Demonstrated knowledge of the fresh produce market (commodities, where they are grown, seasons, and sources)

- Ability to prioritize and take care of the important tasks first

- Solution sales background (call preparation, objectives, opening, probing, summary, and follow-up)

- Strong presentation skills

- Ability to deal with setbacks

- Superior communication and interpersonal skills

Published : Jul 28, 2021

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