Location: Remote in Pacific Time Zone
Our client, a reputable player in the seafood industry known for its quality products, is seeking a National Sales Manager with a specialized focus on seafood trading. This role is pivotal for the company’s growth, targeting national broadliners, seafood distributors, and large national restaurant chains. With the retirement of the current manager, this position offers an exciting opportunity to leverage an existing book of business while expanding the client base through new contacts and strategies.
Seafood National Sales Job Responsibilities
- Manage and grow an existing book of business while actively seeking new trading opportunities with national seafood distributors.
- Utilize your contacts and industry knowledge to expand the company’s reach and market share in the fresh seafood sector.
- Oversee the trading of seafood, both from the company’s own boats and from external sources, ensuring a consistent supply and quality.
- Analyze and manage live inventory to create and maximize margins and move products effectively and efficiently.
- Develop and implement strategic sales plans to meet and exceed targets, focusing on fresh seafood sales, not frozen.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with key players in the national seafood distribution network.
- Operate independently without the need for training or supervision, demonstrating a high level of expertise and initiative.
- Extensive experience in seafood trading, including procurement and sales, specifically in the fresh seafood sector.
- Proven track record of selling to national seafood distributors, with a deep understanding of the industry and market trends.
- Ability to manage live inventory and create sales margins to move products quickly and profitably.
- Strong strategic, analytical, and negotiation skills, with the ability to operate independently in a niche market.
- Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, with the ability to engage and persuade various stakeholders.
- Must be based within the Pacific Time Zone, with the flexibility to work remotely.
- This role requires a candidate who can hit the ground running, with no available training or guidance.
This National Sales Manager position offers a unique opportunity for a seasoned seafood trading professional to take on a pivotal role in a well-established company. If you have the experience, drive, and industry knowledge required to excel in this niche market, we invite you to apply.
Join our client’s team and contribute to their continued success by driving sales, expanding relationships, and navigating the dynamic seafood industry. Apply now to take the next step in your career with a company that values expertise, initiative, and results.