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Fresh Cut Sales Manager

Ark Foods

Ark Foods

Sales & Business Development
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 10, 2022

Fresh Cut Sales Manager

Come join a fast-growing food brand that is revolutionizing what we eat. Ark Foods is a modern-day farming company that creates simple, fresh, and exciting food. From our plant-based veggie bowls to the specialty vegetables that we grow at our farm locations up and down the East Coast, Ark Foods is rethinking modern agriculture from the ground up. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@arkfoods.com

Our customers include Whole Foods Market, Costco, and other leading retailers and distributors across the USA. 

Overview

Ark Foods is seeking an experienced Sales Manager to help share our exciting line of fresh cut vegetable products with the world. Our fresh cut vegetable product line spans many vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potato, kale, and cabbage. Cuts include florets, diced, riced, noodled, chopped and shredded. Our SQF certified facility is highly automated, including two fully automated VFFS bagging lines.

This role will report to our Chairman and will focus on expanding our fresh cut sales to meet our facility’s ever-expanding capabilities. 

Key work streams will include:

  • Identifying, pursuing and opening new fresh cut customer accounts 

  • Owning the sales cycle from beginning to end, including outreach, pitching and negotiations to establish new customer relationships

  • Identifying broader market opportunities in fresh cuts in an effort to appeal to new customers 

  • Overseeing day-to-day management of onboarded accounts

  • Guiding customer ordering patterns and frequency with an eye towards maximizing revenue and profitability for Ark Foods

  • Developing an in-depth knowledge of production processes and costs to inform product pricing and maintain strong margins

  • Coordinating with CEO, VP of Sales and Chairman and operations teams to ensure a smart, strategic approach to sales

This role will be focused on reaching established sales goals for the fresh cuts side of our business with a keen eye on increasing and maximizing profitability out of our Hackensack, NJ facility. It is a critical role in a product-focused, customer-obsessed, high-growth food company. The role will include exposure to senior company leadership as well as high-profile customers. 

Requirements

  • 5-8 years of sales experience in fresh cut produce

  • A deep knowledge and understanding of fresh cuts 

  • The ability to identify key prospects quickly and efficiently

  • World-class communication skills

  • Agility in a fast-moving, high-stakes environment

  • Scrappiness and persistence

In Your Favor

  • Love of food

  • Experience with... 

... emerging brands or products

…vegetables

Additional Info

Competitive base compensation package 

Uncapped sales commission 

Healthcare and other benefits 

Generous vacation policy

Based in Hackensack, NJ 

All the specialty veggies you can eat!

About Ark Foods

Ark Foods is a modern-day farming company that creates simple, fresh, and exciting food. From Shishito Peppers and Honeynut Squash to plant-based Veggie Bowls, Ark Foods believes there’s magic in growing and eating vegetables, and works every day to share this feeling with the world. Ark Foods has built its own ecosystem and is deeply involved at every stage of production, from purchasing the highest quality seeds to growing crops responsibly, and producing imaginative food that, in any form it might take, will be remarkable. Ark Foods is available at select retailers nationwide including Whole Foods Market and Costco.  For more information, visit www.arkfoods.com or follow on Instagram at @ArkFoods.

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@arkfoods.com