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Regional Produce Specialist - Boise

Regional Produce Specialist - Boise

Job ID 
2017-5180
Job Location 
US-ID-Meridian
Working Hours 
Full time as dictated by the typical sales cycle

More information about this job

Overview

 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, the Amerifresh name has been synonymous with quality and consistency for the past century.  Our heritage includes one of the broadest and longest continually packed produce brands in existence, Snoboy.  From humble beginnings in the Northwest, Amerifresh has grown into one of the largest produce marketing companies in the country.  Amerifresh is a division of Services Group of America. SGA is one of the nation’s largest privately-held companies comprised of businesses which provide a broad array of food solutions to a wide spectrum of customers.

 

Amerifresh is currently seeking a Food Service Produce Specialist to join our corporate team. This position is being filled in Boise ID. Successful candidates will report to Amerifresh Corporate Headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ.

Responsibilities

Skills and Specifications

  • In depth understanding of food service environments, challenges, trends, and needs.
  • In depth understanding of supply chain dynamics to optimize the interactive customer experience.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with Senior Executives.
  • Ability to focus selling message on needs of customer.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient computer program skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong training and presentation skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Strategic Business Units (SBU’s) to promote and maximize produce sales opportunities at the broadline distribution/restaurant level.
  • Develop sales strategies, tactics and techniques based on the feedback of the customer and marketplace environment.
  • Develop and implement customized solutions, based on customer need and sales growth possibilities.
  • Maximize work relationships with key SBU Associates (Sales level up to SBU VP level).
  • Grow existing customer account list and provide lead generation reports.
  • Provide ongoing analysis of sales performance against market developments and corporate objectives.
  • Continually update Amerifresh leadership on changing market trends and needs accumulated from customer contact.

Qualifications

Education and Qualifications

  • This position requires up to 50% travel
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or related field.
  • Produce industry experience required (7 Years minimum).
  • Growth and sales oriented and the ability to work and succeed in a team atmosphere
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Energetic, outgoing professional attitude/personality
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative
  • Ability to pass a background investigation and drug test

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled

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