Charlie's Produce

  • Job Locations US-WA-Spokane
    Job ID
    2018-1413
  • Overview

     

    40 Year Logo

     

     

     

    Charlie’s Produce - Who We Are

     

    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, Boise, and Los Angeles. The secret to our 40 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 after 1 year! 

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Food Service Outside Sales

     

    The Role

     

    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.

     

    Essential Responsibilities Include but Not Limited To

    • 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 restaurant owners, retailers, vendors, and fellow employees.
    • Organize and provide assistance for special sales and promotions.
    • Participate in special projects deemed necessary to the operation and well-being of the company.
    • 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 regularly.

    Required Experience

    • Must have thorough knowledge and expertise of produce commodities and be capable of providing expert consulting to current and potential customers.
    • Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal human relations and teaming skills.
    • Must be quick and accurate with paperwork, figures, attentive to detail, and have good follow-through.
    • Must have excellent phone skills.
    • Must have PC skills.
    • Must be flexible and able to deal with a variety details simultaneously.
    • Must have proven problem-solving skills.
    • Must be skilled in time management and be capable of meeting work schedule deadlines.
    • Must have demonstarted excellent work record with references from current and/or previous employers.
    • Ability to plan,organize,implement and follow through on projects.
    • Prefer a college degree or minimum high school.

    Major Activities

    • PURSUING NEW ACCOUNTS / COLD CALLING WEEKLY
    • CALLING ON EXISTING CUSTOMERS
    • PHONE SELLING
    • KEEPING ABREAST OF NEW ITEMS AND MARKET CONDITIONS
    • PRICING STRATEGIES/DEVELOPING PRICE/ORDER GUIDES
    • MEETING ALL COMPANY SALES AND PROFIT OBJECTIVES
    • SALES MEETINGS

     

    Charlie’s Produce Total Compensation Package includes

    • Competitive pay exempt/salary position.
    • Monday-Friday 7AM-4-PM must have a flexible schedule/ some weekends  
    • 90 day performance-based raise
    • Yearly review with possibility of increase based on performance and tenure
    • We recognize and reward hard work and commitment. Supplemental retirement plan through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    • Robust employee assistance program (EAP)
    • Vacation pay, paid holidays, pre-tax commuter benefits, and free onsite parking
    • Employer-covered College Program
    • Coverage under State Sick Leave
    • 401(k) available
    • Health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision

    Qualifications

     

    Supplemental Information

     

    This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and if necessary the Department of Homeland Security with the information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

     

    Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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