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High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Produce: 3 years (Preferred)

Full Job Description
Account Manager – Procurement

Position Highlights:

Excellent Pay and Generous Benefits
Exceptional Team Oriented Culture
Wellness program complete with virtual Yoga!
Position Summary:

Are you someone who enjoys the fast paced, ever changing produce industry? PRO*ACT is looking for a produce professional to join our team in Monterey as an Account Manager. As a PRO*ACT Account Manager you will work on behalf of our distributors while collaborating with our sourcing team and suppliers. Applying candidates must be a willing participant of a cohesive team, embrace multitasking and have superior communication skills with the utmost attention to detail.


Prepare P.O.s for product sourcing
Allocate and assign contracts to appropriate suppliers
Add pallets, temperature recorders, temperature fees, etc., as necessary
Coordinate logistics to ensure appropriate shipping and cold chain management; maximize freight per truck while separating orders based on refrigeration needs, potential for product interactions, etc.
Manage communications and information flow among suppliers, distributors and other Pro*Act departments
Dispatch orders/P.O.’s to distributors and/or logistics personnel
Communicate P.O. changes to suppliers and/or distributors, as appropriate
Follow up with assigned delinquent suppliers to ensure fulfillment; communicate with all relevant departments regarding delays
Process Procurement and/or Accounts Payable “troubles”: Communicate with Product Manager, supplier, distributor and/or inspector, as needed; follow up to a successful outcome using the Workflow (DMS) process
Monitor and track contract commitments related to assigned distributor accounts.
Network/collaborate with internal team and distributor procurement and sales teams to grow business
Visit distributors, attend industry events and/or participate in Pro*Act’s annual sales and procurement conferences
Leverage our sales revenue.
Other duties, as assigned
Experience/Education/Skill Set:

High school diploma or equivalent required
3+ Years produce experience required
Proficient in Excel and Word required
Familiarity with Smartsheets preferred
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment required
Ability to effectively communicate in stressful situations required
Ability to problem solve with minimal oversight required
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team required
Strong negotiating skills with a high focus on customer service required
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written required
PRO*ACT is America’s leading distributor of fresh produce to the fresh food industry, utilizing its network of over 50 distribution companies operating over 70 third-party inspected, independently owned distribution centers across the United States and Canada. PRO*ACT sources perishable product from premier local, national and regional suppliers and markets a one-call solution to fresh food operators who benefit from PRO*ACT’s category cost management through commodity contract pricing, in-house consultation services, and integrated produce program distribution management.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Paid training
Vision insurance

Monday to Friday

High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Produce: 3 years (Preferred)
Work Location:

One location
Work Remotely:


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