Outside Sales Person

We Need a Connector, a Reacher-Outer, a Produce Trader

John Vena, Inc., is a Sourcing and Sales Organization, and we are looking for people that want to help us build connections to buyers of fresh produce. 

Here is what you will do:

  • Enhance our relationships with existing customers
    • Expand the volume and range of products they purchase
  • Find and build new customer relationships
    • Make initial contact with new prospects via calls, drop-ins and face-to-face meetings
    • Act as a resource to prospects and customers regarding our products
    • Create everyday/every week business
  • Suggest and explore a range of products and services for our customers
    • Find the customer’s “pain points” and help build solutions
      • React to customer demand and provide new products
  • Help us explore and build in these areas: Fairtrade, Organic, Exotic, Urban, Local, Glocal

Here is what we will do:

  • Provide access to an existing customer base spread throughout the northeast USA
  • Provide support for you and your customer relationships
    • A wide range of specialty and ethnic produce for retailers and foodservice
    • Experienced sales, sourcing and logistics professionals to back you up
    • State of the art facility
      • Ripening facilities on site for avocados, mangos, plantains and more
      • Custom repacking facility in house for value added orders
  • Provide membership in all industry associations
    • Networking with potential buyers via groups, trade shows, presentations and training, etc.
  • Provide industry leading compensation and full benefits
    • Salary commensurate with experience and bonus potential
    • Fully paid medical
    • Retirement plan that includes profit sharing and 401K with 4% match

Skills and Abilities, Education and/or Experience you must have:

  • Ability to work independently;
  • Proficient in computer use (Microsoft Office); and proprietary software
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • College degree required
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in fresh produce sales
  • Wholesale Produce sales  experience preferred
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