Created 01/13/2021
Employer Speedling Inc.
Reference 128681654
Country United States
State Florida
City Ruskin
Zip 33570

Job Summary:

The successful Vegetable Sales Representative will build sales by qualifying prospects, provide quotations, supply the initiative in creating a positive sales environment, ensuring that a prospect becomes a satisfied Speedling customer. The position is also responsible for building and maintaining relationships with current customer base to ensure their continued satisfaction.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Forecast and execute sales budget via direct customer sales, within the overall framework of the Vegetable Division sales strategy
  • Develop and finalize the sales Market map initiative
  • Maintain customer & prospect lists, developing new market opportunities, sales growth focus
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of all sales-related paperwork
  • Provide liaison between the company and its customers
  • Exceed customer expectations by cultivating a value-added customer relationship
  • Become well-versed in the Speedling vegetable product line and in customers' field practices
  • Call on commercial farmers, throughout the territory
  • Secure credit information to open new accounts and update existing ones
  • Coordinate with production units regarding space availability
  • Take initiative in researching recommendations and developing market opportunities by participating in trade shows, mailings, demonstrations, etc
  • Monitor development of new products adaptable to the marketing area
  • Participate in production and sales meetings to learn, contribute and communicate needs and report findings accordingly
  • Collect on all sales including finance charges where applicable
  • Represent and defend Speedling against all customer claims if necessary
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Ability to demonstrate high ethical standards, develop/maintain a strong sense of teamwork, and set a positive example for crew members.

. Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Agriculture industry experience; knowledge of vegetable transplants & plant products
  • Undergraduate degree required, in Agriculture Business, or related field
  • The travel requirement for this position is estimated to be 50-75%.
  • Must be able to analyze the operations structure in order to be able to get positive results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Maintain work in accordance with safety policies and regulations to promote a safe working environment
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to work outdoors for extended periods of time
  • Clean criminal history and drug-free
  • Must have a current, valid driver's license with acceptable driving record
  • Ability to build a workplace culture that is capable of executing change to meet business objectives
  • Active in the industry, such as through association memberships
  • Always be professional, work with integrity and actively promote ethics and compliance with company policies.
  • Current first aid/CPR certification, or ability and willingness to obtain one.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish not required but a plus

Abilities Required:

  • Basic concepts about greenhouse operations, quality, and productivity
  • Good interpersonal communication, able to work well with others
  • Customer service driven
  • Manufacturing aptitude, Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work nights and/or weekends, hours will change based on business needs
  • Ability to tolerate exposure to greenhouse elements such as heat, cold, water, and dirt.
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs and able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision, Self-motivated
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations



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