Charlie's Produce

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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 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!

    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. Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer!


    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.


    1. Maintain a sound working knowledge of all markets and growing conditions.
    2. Make presentations of profitable programs to potential and existing customers.
    3. Notify and assist buyers, operations and sales support persons by communication of customer's needs and preferences.
    4. Maintain effective, professional relationships with restaurant owners, retailers, vendors, and fellow employees.
    5. Organize and provide assistance for special sales and promotions.
    6. Assist in departmental resets and grand openings when called upon.
    7. Participate in special projects deemed necessary to the operation and well being of the company.
    8. Attend all sales meetings and appointments, (be on time, punctual).
    9. Responsible for individual accounts sales and gross profit.
    10. Make sure all orders are submitted before scheduled cut off times.
    11. Responsible for processing and turning in credit memos, responsibility forms and other job related paperwork within the set time lines.
    12. Walk warehouse-checking product at least twice a day.




    1. Must have thorough knowledge and expertise of produce commodities and be capable of providing expert consulting to current and potential customers.
    2. Must have demonstrated excellent interpersonal human relations and teaming skills.
    3. Must be quick and accurate with paperwork, figures, attentive to detail, and have good follow-through.
    4. Must have excellent phone skills.
    5. Must have PC skills.
    6. Must be flexible and able to deal with a variety of details simultaneously.
    7. Must have proven problem-solving skills.
    8. Must be skilled in time management and be capable of meeting work schedule deadlines.
    9. Must have demonstrated excellent written, verbal and oral presentation skills.
    10. Prefer both retail and wholesale produce experience.
    11. Must have an excellent work record with references from current and/or previous employers.
    12. Ability to plan, organize, implement, and follow through on projects.
    13. Prefer a college degree or minimum high school.
    14. Pursuing new accounts
    15. Calling on existing customers
    16. Phone selling
    17. Keeping abreast of new items and market conditions
    18. Pricing strategies/developing price/order guides
    19. Meeting all company sales and profit objectives
    20. Sales meetings


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