Spokane Produce, Inc.
  • - Sales
  • SPOKANE, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • OFFERED

We are currently seeking to add a qualified Food Service Sales member to our team of professionals. The Food Service Sales Representative will be responsible to grow new and existing business. The position will require the candidate to meet or exceed monthly sales quotas at the appropriate gross margin while increasing customer satisfaction.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Contact customers via phone or site visits to build and maintain good relationships in order to meet and exceed sales goals.
• Determine customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products and solutions.
• Accurately enter customer orders into the system and have orders entered within set time frames according to delivery route schedules.
• Effective account management including: profitable sales; customer service; price and volume management. Manage quantities of product sold vs. warehouse supply. Work cooperatively as a sales team to not over or under sell and ensure all accounts are properly supplied.
• Operate in a team environment, working closely with sales team and other departments.
• Know the product: seasonal and specials and market accordingly.
• Understand product lines and seasonal items.
• Promote a positive company image and operate under the highest ethical standards.
• Maintain continual awareness of the competitive marketplace.
• Proactively recommend items needed by customers to increase customer satisfaction and improve transaction profitability.
• Increase sales and average order size by means of cross-selling, up-selling, add-on sales and offering promotional sale items.
• Educate customers about features and benefits of products in order to improve product related sales and customer satisfaction.
• Monitor scheduled shipment dates to ensure timely delivery and expedite as needed.
• Contact customers following sales to ensure on-going customer satisfaction and resolve any complaints.
• Manage time effectively, meet personal goals and work effectively with other members of the distribution team.
• Present a professional image at all times to customers and vendors.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Traveling to visit with existing or potential customers.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledge and experience within the Produce business: in depth knowledge of growing seasons, quality, pairings and marketing strategies
• 3 – 5 years Produce experience in Food Service and Pricing experience
• 2 years Sales experience and customer service skills
• Thorough knowledge of Food Service business
• Ability to develop menu and seasonal menu specials
• Chef experience a plus
• Kitchen Management preferred
• Ability to understand ingredients
• Ability to meet goals
• Solid computer skills – Word and Excel
• Flexibility with schedule: able to travel when needed, work rotating weekends, holidays when scheduled
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Self-starter and motivated
• Proven success with retaining, identifying, developing and growing accounts
• Clean 3- year driving record; must be able to meet insurability requirements


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
• Regional traveling
• Occasional lifting
• Some stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching, and significant fine finger dexterity
• Noise level is low to moderate


Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen, and continue to satisfy our drug testing policy, if offered employment. We are a Federal Contractor and drug free workplace, which includes a prohibition on marijuana use for all employees.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life and disability insurance available first of the month after 60 days, paid time off and 401k with employer match after one year. Pay days are twice per month via direct deposit.


Apply today through this website OR via our website at www.spokaneproduce.com.


Spokane Produce, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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