Job Info
Job Title: Sales Manager
Location: San Francisco, CA
Job Number: 11189
Posted Date: 2/7/2020
Job description

Veritable Vegetable is seeking a full time Sales Manager. Veritable Vegetable provides full service distribution of certified organic fresh fruits and vegetables to retailers, restaurants, and wholesalers. Veritable Vegetable is a woman owned business, founded on principles of cooperation, participatory management, and ethical business practices.  Located in San Francisco, California, we have been creating community alliances and promoting sustainable agriculture since 1974. We are the oldest organic produce distributor in the nation.

Position Description

The Sales Manager is responsible for achieving the sales goals established by Sales Director and for managing the daily operations of Sales Department while ensuring the highest level of customer service.


  • Identify and maintain appropriate staffing levels to achieve department goals
  • Assign accounts to appropriate staff, cover staffing for vacations, etc., and assign other tasks as needed
  • Direct management of Sales staff and oversight of the sales department
  • Hold consistently scheduled staff meetings
  • Provide guidance to sales staff members on strategy and conflict resolution
  • Create a positive work environment to facilitate team approach
  • Provide input to Sales Director to help establish sales goals
  • Create and implement strategies to meet established goals
  • Analyze sales activities and trends
  • Manage Key Account Program including site visits
  • Work with Account Managers both in-house and in the field to maintain customer satisfaction and to resolve problems
  • Set pricing guidelines, discount and promotional programs
  • Develop overall goals for each Account Manager
  • Evaluate accounts for performance and identify tier status for each account
  • Develop Sales Department staffing schedule
  • Identify and share best practices amongst sales staff
  • Ensure collective accuracy of customer data in system in VV’s proprietary database and in e-mail
  • Manage process of credit application to the point of hand-off to Finance
  • Communicate with other departments as needed to ensure the smooth workflow for the department and company


  • 3-5 years of experience in sales management
  • Experience in produce industry required; experience in distribution a plus
  • Appreciation for the principles of sustainable agriculture and the value of organic produce
  • Comfortable with office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be an insurable driver

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