Outside Sales Representative
FreshPoint - Fort Myers, FL

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Outside Sales Representative

Basic Job Concept:

FreshPoint Inc. is the nation’s leading fresh produce distribution network when it comes to sourcing, handling, and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables. Benefits offered after 60 calendar days of employment include: a family medical plan/life/dental and vision insurance, vacation, sick and personal time off, as well as an optional company stock plan and company matched 401K.

FreshPoint Southwest Florida is currently searching for one Outside Sales Representative to proactively increase market share and gross profit while achieving established corporate goals to the foodservice trade in Southwest Florida. The job requires a motivated, energetic, and organized individual highly capable of fostering positive relationships with customers & potential customers in the greater Fort Myers/Port Charlotte area.

Key Relationships:

Customers and the Community Shipping Office Purchasers

Customer Service Representatives VP of Operations General Manager

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in appropriate discipline preferred.
  • Experience and Responsibilities:

  • Proven successful long-term track record in sales and customer satisfaction
  • 3 years minimum outside sales experience; food service industry experience is a must
  • Experience with professional sales techniques and making daily cold calls
  • Understands and utilizes the concept of “value added” produce.
  • Familiar with produce, including varieties, product size, characteristics, storage requirements, seasonal differences, and product features.
  • Working knowledge of operating procedures in warehouse and distribution environment
  • Possess and maintain a clean and valid driver’s license
  • Work assigned geographic region by planning and organizing daily customer calls
  • Prepare and present sales proposals to chefs, managers, and/or purchasers of current and potential customers
  • Must possess flawless communication skills in written, verbal, open dialogue, large group presentations, phone calls, and email/electronic communications
  • Participate in promotional activities, incentive programs, contests, and all sales meetings.
  • Adherence to the work schedule and a clean, professional appearance at all times
  • Must have good hearing, and be read English and perform simple math. Bilingualism is a plus.
  • Capable of lifting and moving cases ranging from 10 to 50+ pounds, to and from heights ranging from floor to knee, waist, shoulder and overhead.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualified individuals: submit a cover letter and resume by fax (239-985-1591) or by mail. Apply online.

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    Fresh produce is the ingredient for success at FreshPoint. The company is one of the largest foodservice distributors of fresh fruits and...