Charlie's Produce

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Retail Sales Assistant

Retail Sales Assistant

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Charlie’s Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage and Los Angeles. The secret to our 35+ years of success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth. Charlie’s provides a healthy employee stock ownership program, competitive Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance plans. And our newest benefit offers Pre-Paid Fully Funded College Tuition to our employees and the dependent children of our employees!

Please note that due to the overwhelming number of candidates we receive on a daily basis, we do not accept phone calls or drop-by visits regarding application status.


TITLE: Retail Sales Assistant

SUPERVISED BY: Retail Sales Manager
STATUS: full-time, non-exempt, days may vary and must be able to work weekends

LOCATION: Clackamas, OR


This position will assist the retail sales team as needed. Employee will call customers on a daily basis to take orders. Employee will assist in other operational duties as assigned.



  1. Courteously receiving customer requests for price quotations, purchase orders, order changes or adjustments, and cancellations.
  2. Maintain a working knowledge of produce commodities and be capable of providing expert consulting to our customers.
  3. Cover sales rep call lists when needed.
  4. Use Retalix operating system to retrieve customer information, stock status information, order status, printing pick tickets for the warehouse crew, and receive product into inventory.
  5. Screen invoices to ensure accuracy and make any necessary corrections.
  6. Assist salespersons with communication of customer’s needs, administrative tasks, and any special projects.
  7. Maintain professional relationships with customers and fellow employees.
  8. Must be punctual and have excellent attendance.
  9. Responsible for Quality and Food Safety.
  10. Walk warehouse checking product daily.
  11. Other duties as assigned.



  1. Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal human relations and teaming skills.
  2. Must be quick and accurate with figures, attentive to detail, able to multi-task and have good follow through.
  3. Must have excellent phone and PC skills—esp. Windows Office suite.
  4. Must have proven problem solving skills.
  5. Must be skilled in time management and capable of meeting scheduled deadlines.
  6. Retail produce experience preferred.
  7. Strong written and verbal skills.
  8. Open to change.


  • Medical, vision and dental
  • Short term disability
  • 401(k) w/Fidelity
  • Free 20k life insurance policy
  • Free employee stock
  • 100% paid college tuition with American Public University
  • Vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • Employee appreciation events, Safety & Wellness Fair, Biggest Loser Challenge and so much more!

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