Seattle, WA

Sales Assistant

Grow Our Tomorrow. Oppy is a leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world. As one of North America’s top produce companies for nearly 165 years, we bring over 100 varieties of produce from 27 countries to 1,300+ retailers in North America and throughout the world. As much as agriculture has shaped the past for humankind, Oppy’s efforts shape its future by sustainably providing families with healthy, safe and fresh produce to create a better quality of life for all. Our progressive team is called to a higher purpose that raises the economic wellbeing of families and communities who work the land.

Recognized as one Canada’s Best Managed Companies (for the last 20 years!) and a Top 100 Employer, our diverse team of dedicated professionals collaborate and make connections across our locations throughout North and South America. We owe our success to our adaptability, innovative and entrepreneurial approach, our commitment to our people, and the incredible relationships we build. We are looking for talented people who love a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can grow your skills and career in a sector with abundant opportunity. Grow your tomorrow with us, today.

The Oppy-tunity

Are you a highly collaborative and organized team player who lives for the thrill of reaching and exceeding your targets? Do you have a proven track record of building effective relationships and a passion for continuous improvement? If so, The Oppenheimer Group (Oppy to our friends), has an exciting opportunity for a Sales Assistant. If you are self-motivated and get the job done while still excelling as a member of the pack, then come join a dedicated team of professionals with a role that offers unique challenges and opportunities for growth.

What You Will Be Doing

You will provide support to the sales team with the day-to-day operational and administrative needs by analyzing inventory and assisting with coordinating orders in a timely and accurate manner. Your energy and customer service orientation will drive you to provide excellent customer service for both internal and external customers while maintaining effective working relationships throughout the organization. You will build on your growing knowledge to collaborate with sales team members to grow the sales in the region.

You will:

  • Assist the sales department in conducting sales activities, planning for sales strategies and inventory management.
  • Answer incoming sales calls in a professional, courteous manner and providing excellent customer service.
  • Learn to aggressively build, establish and maintain a customer base for the assigned territory. Provide sales support to existing customers, solicit new customers, and make sales presentations as needed.
  • Once your core knowledge in our business is sound, you will sell company products and services in accordance with established sales targets.
  • Over time, you will learn to proactively identify customer needs and potential solutions to meet or exceed customer expectations, including contracting program sales and identifying spot business trading.
  • Collaborate with staff to expedite sales commitments, resolve final pricing issues and address other related customer accounting and billing problems in accordance with company policies and procedures in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with quality control, inventory control, transportation and operations staff to maintain awareness of company products and related services, as well as applicable standards and procedures.
  • Participate in promoting a customer-focused, cooperative, team-oriented culture in alignment with the company’s core values.
  • Act as a brand ambassador, nurturing the positive reputation of Oppy and associated brands.

Who You Are

  • A Communication Maven. You are adept at quickly building impactful presentations, have a way with word, relish the opportunity to pitch something to an audience and never shy away from the difficult conversations.
  • Proactive. Not one to sit and wait, you proactively and systematically pursue new business opportunities. Overcoming obstacles is your forte.
  • Impactful. You have passion and the confidence to be an extraordinary networker and will keep trying until you get results.
  • Incredibly Organized. You will be juggling marketing campaigns, multiple brands and retailers; working across departments with a wicked eye for detail.
  • Analytically Driven. You know what is working and what is not. You use data to make decisions, communicate and influence.
  • A Team Player. You have been recognized as a go-to person; bridging and building positive relationships across departments.
  • Tech Savvy. You know your way around Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and take to new programs quickly.
  • Flexible. You are cool with frequent travel throughout your region and occasionally outside of it.
  • Schooled. You have a degree or diploma in business with a focus on sales and marketing. If you have retail or agri-business experience that really rocks!

Why Join Our Team

  • We are an established leader in the fresh produce industry, continuously working to improve, innovate and disrupt the norm. Oppy is a place where you are encouraged to contribute and can have a meaningful impact.
  • We have a strong culture with terrific people that care about the business and each other. We want our people to grow and succeed.
  • We support your professional development and health with educational reimbursement and wellness programs.
  • We offer a hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and at-home work arrangements.
  • We offer a competitive total compensation package that includes 401K match and benefits.

We extend our sincere appreciation for your interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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