Food Services of America, Inc. Branch Manager in Salinas, California

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.

Our Branch Manager will be responsible for a sales office, including the hiring of produce sales staff, sales assistants, and inspectors for the Salinas office. The manger will develop grower and supplier relationships and grow customer sales and results in all business segments.

  • Ensure that each customer receives outstanding service and manage customer and grower/shipper relations.

  • Responsible for team development – hiring, mentoring and developing the office/sales staff.

  • Develop, plan and deliver budget and monitor business processes and grow profitability.

  • Communicate with customers and suppliers negotiating commodities, pricing, and pickup/delivery schedules.

  • BA/ BS degree in Business or Agri-Business

  • Have current business relationships in Food Service, Retail or Wholesale environments and ability to expand into new markets.

  • Lead an experienced team of up to 15 associates in Salinas

  • Energetic, aggressive, outgoing professional attitude/personality.

  • Knowledgeable in the fresh produce industry.

  • Experience with planning and delivering sales budgets required.

  • Effective communication and customer service skills.

  • Experience with MS Office products.

  • Proven attention to detail and accuracy to monitor business processes.

  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative.

  • Must be sales focused and have a proven record of achieving sales growth and demonstrate the ability to work and succeed in a team atmosphere.

  • Ability to relocate to the Salinas area.

  • Exceptional planning, management and leadership skills.

  • Understanding of PACA regulations, procedures and dispute resolution.

  • Familiarity with federal, state and local employment laws and requirements.

  • Previous marketer, shipper, or broker sales experience is required.

  • Ability to pass a background investigation and drug test.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Requisition #: 2017-5267

Working Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

External Company Name: Food Services of America, Inc.

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