Loffredo Fresh Produce

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Fresh Cut Salesperson
  2. Location: Des Moines, IA
  3. Number: 9511
  4. Post Date: 2/22/2017
Job description

For 125 years, Loffredo Fresh Produce has been helping our customers grow through our commitment to excellent service and high quality goods. We are a Fresh Cut provider and distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables, located in the mid section of the country. We put our customer first in everything that we do, and we govern ourselves with the values of respect, teamwork, accountability and maintaining a positive, “spirit of yes” attitude. Our forward thinking, risk taking, collaborative environment creates an exciting and engaging culture. We support new thoughts, and have created traditions that work. These recipes for customer and personal success will ensure that we are continuing to serve, and do our best for decades to come.

This position is located in Des Moines, IA. Des Moines continues to be listed as one of the best places to live in the United States. Working with the benefit of our stellar reputation in the industry, this role is geared for a strong sales person willing to think strategically, someone who has grown sales before, and is not satisfied with status quo. While we remain a family owned and operated company and maintain a familial culture, we have the added benefit of infrastructure of a larger organization. We have a passion for nutritious foods and healthy living that we fervently share. 

Duties and Responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Staying up-to-date on current product offerings
  • Managing existing customer relations
  • Bringing in new business by actively prospecting
  • Develop and maintain a growing sales customer base
  • Maintain a familiarity with competitors’ products and services
  • Create and maintain customer relationships
  • Assist in product development
  • Additional duties as needed for sales success

Qualifications for the position include:

  • 3-5 years of previous fresh cut sales experience
  • High School degree or GED required, Bachelor's degree is beneficial
  • Must be able to think strategically and develop long-term plans and relationships
  • Highly organized with strong multitasking skills; able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • Ability to research and provide proactive solutions
  • Superior closing skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other computer software programs as needed
  • Previous RND experience preferred

To the right candidate, we offer:

  • Relocation Assistance for the right candidate
  • Competitive pay
  • Company provided phone
  • Car and fuel allowance
  • Medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Flexible spending account
  • PTO and Holiday’s
  • Autonomous yet supportive culture
  • Mentoring & coaching Programs

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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