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Sales Associate

Company: Grimmway Farms
Location: Arvin
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

PURPOSE:

Join the current sales staff and sell mixed vegetables in a fast paced, demanding environment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Accountable for customer orders from inception through payment.
  • Keying customer information, including orders, into the internal GIS system from faxes, emails, and web based systems.
  • Coordinate with production and shipping departments on a daily basis.
  • Answer high volume of incoming sales calls.
  • Daily customer service activities for assigned accounts, includes answering phones and taking orders in a professional manner.
  • Accurate management of pricing and items for each assigned account.
  • Responsible for resolving accounting problems with each assigned account.
  • Responsible for tracking assigned accounts buying patterns and making management aware of any potential issues.
  • Additional responsibilities may be required to ensure customer coverage in the absence of another sales associate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position throughout most of the working day. Ability to occasionally move about inside the office and adjacent office building. Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment.

Additional Info

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS college degree required.
  • Work experience in produce sales preferred.
  • Experience with Web base ordering systems (Itrade and Foodlinks) is preferred.
  • Must be familiar with the workings of markets - both wholesale and retail.
  • Must be computer literate and able to grasp a quick understanding of new systems.
  • Must have an understanding of confidentiality and ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Must be able to learn to coordinate fresh production and transfers.
  • Must be accurate in keying in orders and information.
  • Possess the ability to interact with the current sales staff and customers with a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Must have excellent relationship building skills, and be an excellent communicator including interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess good analytical skills.
  • Must demonstrate history of dependability (good attendance).
  • Some travel, weekend and holiday work may be required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a clean DMV driving record.
  • Must pass pre-placement drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

Benefits

ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES:

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k plan with a discretionary match, subject to a vesting schedule
  • Paid Sick, Vacation, Holiday Time and Personal Hours
  • Local car dealers discounts for Employee Vehicle Purchase/Lease Programs
  • Subsidized gym membership with InShape health clubs
  • Free on-site personal training and other wellness-focused activities at company gym
  • Tuition discount partnership program with University of La Verne
  • Discounted tickets to major theme parks throughout California

Keywords: Grimmway Farms, Bakersfield , Sales Associate, Other , Arvin, California

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