Being a member of the Market Fresh Team means being a part of one of the greatest produce brands in the nation. Our staff works to provide our customers with top-quality products and service.

We are always looking for great people who share our vision to join one of the fastest growing produce companies in the industry. Qualified candidates, please complete the application and submit it along with your resume to hr@marketfreshproduce.net.

We offer excellent pay and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) retirement plan with company match, paid time off and holidays. 

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Current Openings

Tampa, Florida

REGIONAL PRODUCE SALES MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY

The Regional Produce Sales Manager is responsible for generating new customers, building customer relationships and driving new business across the Southeastern region by leveraging our full suite of product services related to fresh produce.  The sales manager will strategically target companies in Food Service, Hospitality, and Restaurants within the Southeastern market, to promote and sell MFP products and services in accordance with organizational sales policies and processes.

The Regional Produce Sales Manager is also responsible to report potential issues to the Senior Director of Sales/Marketing and Senior Director of Operations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary by supervisor.

  • Primary contact internally and externally for all customers assigned to this region
  • Seek out and develop new leads both retail and food service clients as well as other opportunities to expand our sales/profits
  • Monitor in report form, sales by customer and region on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, looking for positive and/or negative trends, along with supporting action plans.
  • Responsible for driving all sales efforts by promoting the Market Fresh Produce branded products within the assigned territory, or as directed by Senior Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Develop and maintain good rapport with new and existing customers
  • Responsible to support all ongoing Market Fresh Produce strategic marketing plans, margin goals and business objectives as directed by management
  • Attend and support any and all approved Trade Expos, as well as Customer expo events as directed by Management
  • Support any special projects as they arise and are assigned
  • Continually monitor client satisfaction, and document feedback to be shared immediately with sourcing, operations, finance and management as appropriate
  • Work closely with sourcing and marketing to oversee sale sheets and ongoing marketing presentations
  • Prospect new business, combining knowledge of prospective customers with best practices to gain access to key stakeholders
  • Independently qualify potential sales opportunities to include the full scope of customer potential
  • Lead face-to-face meetings and proposals with customers at all levels.
  • Design and develop tailored solutions to customers focused on delivering value and supporting the customer’s business.
  • Engage internal resources on pricing strategy and account implementation plans to ensure customer service and operational excellence.
  • Engage in self-development and training opportunities, both internal and external

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent customer service skills, positive attitude, and honesty & integrity to ensure everyone has a great impression of, and experience with, Market Fresh Produce
  • Knowledge of broad-line produce industry (wholesale, food service, restaurants and hospitality) and specifically in the Southeastern market area.
  • Willingness and ability to sell both inside (phone and email solicitation) and outside (face-to-face meetings, proposals and closings)
  • Strong orientation, relationship building, negotiation skills and business acumen
  • Effective communication skills to liaise across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to collaborate internally with all levels of sales team
  • Belief in, and support of, the company vision & program
  • Superior work ethic
  • Excellent written & verbal communications skills
  • Advanced problem solving & analytical skills
  • Strong organizational & planning skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated, competitive & goal-oriented; able to work successfully outside a traditional office setting and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task & prioritize work
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to travel for company business; a minimum of 3 days per week, including limited overnight travel. Some travel would be required on weekends on a limited basis
  • Signed acceptance of the Market Fresh Produce Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreement
  • Market Fresh Produce’s receipt, approval & acceptance of the incumbent’s background check

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have any direct reports.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A degree in business is preferred or equivalent years of experience.  Working knowledge of Famous Software is desired.

Nixa, Missouri

LOGISTICS MANAGER

        QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ABILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Excellent customer service skills, positive attitude, and honesty & integrity to ensure everyone has a great impression of, and experience with, Market Fresh Produce
  • Belief in, and support of, the company vision & program
  • Superior work ethic
  • Excellent written & verbal communications skills
  • Advanced problem solving & analytical skills
  • Strong organizational & planning skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated & goal-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task & prioritize work
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to travel for company business
  • Signed acceptance of the Market Fresh Produce Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreement
  • Market Fresh Produce’s receipt, approval & acceptance of the incumbent’s background check
  • Responsible for complying with all compliance regulations applicable to the job description
  • Maintain confidentiality of company, vendor, customer, and employee information, without exception, internally and externally
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures governing the safety and security of all company employees, property, and assets

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have any direct reports. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  A college degree in supply chain management or related fields is highly preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of successful logistics experience in the produce industry and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience, or the ability to successfully perform the duties within 30 days of employment is required.
  • Requires advance knowledge of freight software systems
  • Ability to utilize QuickBooks and Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in operations of standard office equipment such as computer, laptop, printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, cell phone, multi-line phone system and other standard office equipment.
  • The ability to type by touch and 10-key by touch is required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

A valid driver’s license, as well as an acceptable driving record is required.   This position does not require any certificates or registrations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

The successful candidate must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex business documents, professional journals, technical procedures, financial reports, and legal documents.  Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required to respond to common inquiries or complaints.  The ability to effectively present information to employees, vendors, customers, and Market Fresh Produce management is required.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

The successful candidate must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; locate routine mathematical errors; compute rate, ratio and percent.  Additionally, the successful candidate must the ability to calculate interest, discounts, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

IT MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY

The IT Manager position plans and coordinates the policy, budgeting, configuration and operations of all personal computers and computer networks for corporate departments and branch offices. Provides technical service support; installation, maintenance, and software training support; and monitors/develops procedures for personal computer and network management. Consults management on the software applications, peripheral equipment, security functions and future requirements in departmental area. Provides technical expertise for all network users in the areas of training, problem resolution, hardware and software upgrades. Ensures that personal computers and networks are functioning properly and are available for the intended uses.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as necessary by supervisor.

  • Provides information technology systems guidance to management personnel throughout the company.
  • Plans and controls departmental resources, hardware acquisitions, and facilities to ensure that they are consistent with the MFP business plan.
  • Maintains systems, programs, and systems software to meet management and company's information needs.
  • Establishes IS policies, standards, practices and security measures to ensure effective and consistent information processing operations and to safeguard information resources.
  • Administers the Department's expense budget, within budgetary guidelines to contribute to cost-effective operation of the company, including the gatekeeper for all Information technology related RFPs.
  • Maintains knowledge of developments in the area of systems and hardware and incorporates new developments into the future systems of the company.
  • Manages projects assigned to outside consultants and service providers.
  • Develops and maintains the Market Fresh Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Develops/selects and conducts user training as needed.
  • Provides computer/network support relating to software and hardware problems reported by users.
  • Install new software applications or hardware on the LAN, coordinating assistance from third parties when necessary.
  • Add and maintain users on the network; assigning application access, ensuring security, and maintaining their configurations are within standards.
  • Installation of workstations and printers on the LAN.
  • Monitor and report licenses on applications to ensure compliance on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor load balance on servers and make recommendations accordingly.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ABILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Excellent customer service skills, positive attitude, and honesty & integrity to ensure everyone has a great impression of, and experience with, Market Fresh Produce
  • Belief in, and support of, the company vision & program
  • Superior work ethic
  • Excellent written & verbal communications skills
  • Technical capacity.  SQL writing experience is a plus.
  • Project management
  • Business acumen and strategic thinking
  • Advanced problem solving & analytical skills
  • Strong organizational & planning skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated & goal-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task & prioritize work
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to travel for company business
  • Occasional weekend and/or evening hours may be necessary.
  • Signed acceptance of the Market Fresh Produce Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreement
  • Market Fresh Produce’s receipt, approval & acceptance of the incumbent’s background check

SECURITY

Responsible for complying with all compliance regulations applicable to the job description

Maintain confidentiality of company, vendor, employee, and customer information, without exception, internally and externally

Adhere to company policies and procedures governing the safety and security of all company employees, property, and assets

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position currently has no direct reports, however supervision of 3rd party project work is necessary.  IT Manager is required to carry out all duties in full compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum five years of PC/Network support experience and/or through advanced training.   System conversion experience is required.
  • Advanced training through technical institutions and/or colleges is also necessary to maintain skills to develop the systems necessary for the company's success.
  • The ability and skill to program and setup and manage hardware is necessary.  Technical skills play a large role in this position.
  • Degree in information technology, network administration or related field is required.  

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

A valid driver’s license, as well as an acceptable driving record is required.

Head of Supply Chain

JOB SUMMARY

The Head of Supply Chain is responsible for the supply of products essential for our company’s operations. He or she will strategize to find the most cost-effective deals and suppliers. The Head of Supply Chain is responsible for discovering the best ways to minimize our procurement expenses, as well as managing their assigned staff.  The Head of Supply Chain oversees the Vendor Management Inventory department.  Manages the relationship between the customer and the supply chain. The Head of Supply Chain manages the team that analyzes customer’s historic data, marketing and account trends to forecast inventory needs and track correct cross-dock inventory levels with supply partners. 

The Head of Supply Chain is also responsible for keeping the VP of Sourcing apprised of all potential issues as they arise.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as necessary by supervisor.

  • Lead and develop all procurement and vendor management inventory staff
  • Oversee pricing functions managing gross margins and volumes.  Establish a cost matrix for each supply partner including all aspects of cost of goods.
  • Work directly with business development team establishing regular communication of Market Fresh Produce cost and secure grower support and pricing on all contracts and RFPs
  • Direct and train Vendor Management Inventory staff
  • Establish and monitor monthly reports tracking performance across all categories and vendors
  • In collaboration with the National Director of Business Development, create a year-round “Hot Buy” or “Spot Buy” strategy for selected national accounts. Seek out and execute ad opportunities.
  • Create a geographically based business solution review schedule utilizing designated staff in all regions of service
  • Foster open communication within the category management team, empowering each member to meet daily objectives
  • Present sourcing department performance data at the monthly management review meetings
  • Monitor markets, in conjunction with the MFP category management team, grower partners, and vendors, to establish weekly trends in the market. Create and distribute weekly market update reports.
  • Establish a daily “huddle” meeting with assigned staff to communicate, assign & confirm daily objectives
  • Exercise independent judgment and facilitate efficient cost savings initiatives and processes
  • Search out grower partners to allow MFP to price and attract new programs and new accounts
  • Work with marketing to aid in any new product and promotional objectives to promote MFP brand
  • Oversee logistics to find improved ways to deliver our products to customers and meet on time requirements
  • Direct the on-site inspections at supply partners to ensure MFP specs and SOPs are being followed

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ABILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Excellent customer service skills, positive attitude, and honesty & integrity to ensure everyone has a great impression of, and experience with, Market Fresh Produce
  • Belief in, and support of, the company vision & program
  • Superior work ethic
  • Excellent written & verbal communications skills
  • Advanced problem solving & analytical skills
  • Strong organizational & planning skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated & goal-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task & prioritize work
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to travel for company business
  • Signed acceptance of the Market Fresh Produce Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreement
  • Market Fresh Produce’s receipt, approval & acceptance of the incumbent’s background check

SECURITY

Responsible for complying with all compliance regulations applicable to the job description

Maintain confidentiality of company, vendor, customer, and employee information, without exception, internally and externally

Adhere to company policies and procedures governing the safety and security of all company employees, property, and assets

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Head of Supply Chain is responsible for the supervision of the Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, and the Vendor Management staff. 

He or she is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these employees including; interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing their work; appraising their performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing their complaints and resolving their problems.

The Head of Supply Chain is required to treat all employees and applicants consistently and equally, without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, national origin or any other characteristics that are protected under law. The Head of Supply Chain is not allowed to base any employment decisions on these protected characteristics, cannot deny opportunities to an individual because of their characteristics, and cannot retaliate against an employee.

The Head of Supply Chain is required to treat all employees respectfully and avoid unwanted/unwelcomed behavior that constitutes harassment.  The Head of Supply Chain is required to carry out all supervisory duties in full compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A college degree in economics, logistics, supply chain management or business administration is highly preferred.

A minimum of seven years of successful leadership level procurement experience in the fresh fruit/vegetable produce industry and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Candidate must possess a strong connection to the grower and shipper community.

Ability to utilize QuickBooks and Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. Proficiency with Famous software is preferred.

Proficiency in operations of standard office equipment such as computer, laptop, printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, cell phone, multi-line phone system and other standard office equipment.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

A valid driver’s license, as well as an acceptable driving record is required.

 

Phone (866) 885-7751 |   Email sales@marketfreshproduce.net