Job Info
Job Title: Business Development
Location: South Texas
Job Number: 11402
Posted Date: 7/31/2020
Job description

About Direct Roots

Direct Roots is an international import / export sourcing, consolidation, and delivery company that specializes in providing solutions for a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  As we continue to grow, we have a career opportunity available for a talented and motivated individual to join our Business Development team located in South Texas.

About the Role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide our customer partners with food safe, high quality, cost competitive, and convenient solutions for their fruit and vegetable needs.
  • Build on and drive new sales growth.
  • Provide our customer partners with a premium experience.
  • Proactively manage and work closely with cross-functional teams to influence product development and support the changing needs of the customer.
  • Generate product requirements; determine specifications, costs, and time-integrated plans for product launches. Manage timelines for product introductions, transitions and exits.


  • 7+ years of experience in international trade. (Willing to make exception for right candidate)
  • Team player and leader, with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines, and adjust to changing operational and business needs in a fast-moving environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of various fruits and vegetables.
  • Comprehensive understanding of international supply chain.
  • Self-motivator who has proven successful in buying and selling fruits and vegetables across multiple segments
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather, analyze and summarize information in a clear and concise format.
  • High degree of accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Open to travel.

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