Charlie's Produce

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    40 Year Logo

    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, Boise.   

    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!


    Outside Sales - Food Service


    The Role


    Maintain a set of current restaurant and food service accounts in specific territories, source new business, work with insides sales and management team on providing the best service possible to our customer base. 


    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.

    Major Activities

    • Pursuing new accounts / cold calling weekly
    • Call on existing customers
    • Phone selling
    • Keeping abreast of new items and market conditions
    • Pricing stragegies / develop specific customer pricing
    • Meeting sales objectives t
    • Attend sales meetings daily


    Charlie’s Produce Total Compensation Package includes

    • Competitive pay exempt/salary position.
    • Monday-Friday and flexible to attend special events as needed on weekends
    • 90 day performance-based review
    • We recognize and reward hard work and commitment. Supplemental retirement plan through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    • Employee assistance program (EAP)
    • Vacation pay, paid holidays, pre-tax commuter benefits, and free onsite parking
    • Employer paid College Program
    • Sick leave
    • 401(k) available
    • Health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision


    Required Experience

    • Thorough knowledge and expertise of produce commodities and be capable of providing expert consulting to current and potential customers.
    • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal human relations and teaming skills.
    • Quick and accurate with paperwork, figures, attentive to detail, and have good follow-through.
    • Have excellent phone skills and PC skills
    • Flexible and able to deal with a variety details simultaneously.
    • Proven problem-solving skills.
    • Skilled in time management and be capable of meeting work schedule deadlines.
    • Demonstarte excellent work record with references from current and/or previous employers.
    • Ability to plan,organize,implement and follow through on projects.
    • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.
    • Clean motor vehicle report


    Equal Opportunity Employer


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



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