Charlie's Produce

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Food Service Sales

Food Service Sales

Job ID 
2018-1273
Job Locations 
US-CA-Los Angeles
Posted Date 
5/10/2018
Category 
Sales

More information about this job

Overview

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Charlie’s Produce is 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!

 

 

Responsibilities

This position is responsible for coordinating the activities of produce sales to insure satisfactory sales and profits for the company. Addressing the needs and insuring the satisfaction of our customers. This includes assigned customers, as well as, the accounts of other company salespersons.

Schedule: Day shift, schedule varies must be able to work weekends and holidays

  • Keeping up-to-date of market conditions and new items
  • Pricing strategies—developing price/order guides
  •  Meeting all company and sales profit objectives
  •  Maintain a sound working knowledge of all markets and growing conditions.
  • Make presentations of profitable programs to potential and existing customers.
  • Notify and assist buyers, operations and sales support persons by communication of customer's needs and preferences.
  • Maintain effective, professional relationships with retailers, vendors, and fellow employees.
  • Organize and provide assistance for special sales and promotions.
  • Participate in special projects deemed necessary and well-being of the company.
  • Attend all sales meetings and appointments, (be on time, punctual).
  • Responsible for individual accounts sales and gross profit.
  • Make sure all orders are submitted before scheduled cut off times.
  • Responsible for processing and turning in credit memos, responsibility forms and other job related paperwork within the set time lines.
  • Walk warehouse-checking product at least twice a day
  • Responsible for Quality and Food Safety
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

 

  • Two years of outside sales experience in the wholesale produce industry with proven sales record, preferred
  • Resturant management experience is a plus  
  • Must have an excellent work record with references from current and/or previous employers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Mathematical skills: Use basic arithmetic, algebra and statistics in daily computations and problem solving. 
  • Intermediate Computer Skills:  Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, And PowerPoint.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Dependable vehicle with safe driving record and proof of insurance.
  • Ability to travel in the local SoCal market daily.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and days.
  • Ability to work in refrigerated warehouse environment.

Physcial Demands:

  • Ability to stoop, kneels, and reach regularly.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds

 

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