Junior Sales & Purchasing Executive - Fresh Produce

Pershore, Worcestershire
£22,000 per annum
16 Oct 2019
09 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity for a Junior Sales & Purchasing Executive to join the team.

They work with suppliers around the world to supply UK & EU businesses with locally grown and imported speciality fresh produce. They are now on the hunt for upbeat commercial minds in the region.

If you are an ambitious candidate who has real potential and crave the opportunity and challenges a sales role position presents - read on.

In this dual role, as a Sales and Purchasing Executive, you'll be responsible for developing and maintaining existing client relationships whilst identifying and targeting new business opportunities. Your role will also include sourcing products worldwide, and continually expanding the product range.

Joining the team, you will focus on understanding customer needs and building long term relationships. You'll do this by learning about their business, negotiating prices, and ensuring you deliver the first class customer service the company is known for.

Whilst the ideal candidate will have previous sales experience, what they are really keen to see is someone with some commercial experience, excellent communication skills and the desire to develop their career.

If you're looking to challenge yourself and gain increased job responsibility - then we will be more than happy to match your ambitions.

Skills required:
- Minimum 1+ year fresh produce trading experience
- Must be an excellent telephone and face-to-face communicator
- Able to demonstrate success and experience of managing accounts, achieving genuine sales development
- Knowledge of Fresh produce - Exotics fruit and vegetables an advantage.
- Excellent negotiation skills. Builds Client Base, Prospecting Skills, Teamwork, Planning, Building Relationships, People Skills, Initiative, Customer Focus, Emphasizing Excellence
- Self-driven, resourceful and results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit.
- Sufficiently mobile and flexible to travel if and when required within the UK and trade shows worldwide. Have a full clean driving license.
- Must be skilled in using MS office, Outlook, Excel, Word, Internet and email.
- Keen for new experience, responsibility and accountability.
- Literacy and Numeracy:
o Must be competent English writer of business letters, quotations and proposals.
o Able to complete quick mental mathematical calculations and a basic understand of profit and loss, gross margin percentages and calculations.
o Other languages may be a bonus.

Other Duties
Visits to the warehouse, customers, suppliers, Trade shows

The duties and responsibilities in this role profile are not exhaustive.

Salary 22k - 35k DOE plus bonus (uncapped), Pension

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