Fresh Produce Sales

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Job Description: 

Established in 1993, we established ourselves in the produce industry by exporting wild mushrooms, cherries, kabocha, apples and citrus to Japan and Taiwan.  We have been exporting to Japan since that time.

When Michoacan avocado producers were granted access to the USA market, we teamed up with the first packing houses as the market opened in the Midwest, Texas, and finally California between 2002-2005.

We have earned a strong reputation and we now import from 10 packing houses/growers.  We enjoy wonderful relationships with our friends there and we are able to source whatever volume necessary in order to grow our customer base. 

We warehouse in McAllen, TX, Los Angeles, CA and Vineland NJ.

From our start until the present day, our mission has been to:

  • KNOW the supply-side market conditions, from cultivation to harvest, packing, shipping and warehousing
  • SHARE our knowledge, to form mutually beneficial and long lasting relationships with our customers
  • STUDY market information, to best predict market price movement.
  • DEAL WITH INTEGRITY, giving suppliers and customers the best possible value.

We are now seeking a Fresh Produce Sales Professional.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • FOB/ Program selling / contract sales / produce sales account management.
  • New business development: Initiate sales with industry contacts, targeted research and cold calling.
  • Maintain consistent communication with customers to keep them informed of product availability, market direction and quality.
  • Manage inventory, market prices, quality and sales decisions.
  • Manage day to day sales for retail, foodservice and wholesale accounts.
Requirements: 
  • Self-motivated with strong business ethics. Known in the industry for honesty and integrity. You have earned a good reputation.
  • 5-7 years' experience in produce sales with proven track record in customer engagement.
  • Established industry contacts (supplier/buyer). Existing book of business is a plus.
  • In-depth produce industry knowledge, experience in Avocados a plus.
  • Excellent communications skills verbal and written. Proficient in MS Office.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus but not essential.
  • Must have active retail store contacts.

Competitive salary and benefits (401K profit share, health plan).

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.