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Commodities Account Specialist

Company: SunOpta
Location: Modesto
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

SunOpta Overview:SunOpta Inc. is a leader in the plant-based foods and beverages, fruit-based foods and beverages, and organic ingredient sourcing industries. SunOpta is focused on sustainability and specializes in the sourcing, processing, and packaging of organic, conventional, non-GMO food products.SunOpta is looking for talented individuals that demonstrate our most valued behaviors: Passion, Dedication, Speed, Entrepreneurship, Customer-Centricity, and Problem-Solver, to help create a brighter, healthier, and sustainable future of food!Job Summary:This position is responsible for execution and coordination of sales opportunities for distressed and industrial inventory. Role is to be part of the Global Sourcing and Trading team. They will work to identify opportunities to optimize inventory and add margin to the healthy fruit platform through cost avoidance and value recovery. Additionally, they will assist with global trading activities.Essential Functions of the Job:Distressed Sales / Excess Inventory Responsibility Maintain turnkey solution for effective sale of excess and distressed frozen fruit inventory.Maintain excellent communication with internal members of the SunOpta team to effectively gather information for Point of Sale.Maintain excellent communication with internal members of the SunOpta team when spot sale is made (to include PO, pricing, ensuring SOX compliance, vendor compliance, among others).Accurately track excess inventory items available, in conjunction with internal team, to determine proper management of product for future use.Ensure product pitch will fully meet the expectations of the customer to accomplish both SunOpta and key account's long-term objectives.Coordinate solutions to sell excess inventory items to internal customers.Recognize potential problems in early stages and proactively implement effective solutions.Oversee and monitor status of import and domestic shipments and effective customer expectation management to ensure desired outcome for customer and SunOpta.Represent SunOpta at trade shows and various networking events, when applicable.Identifying sales or use opportunities for rejected supplier product as an alternative to rejection or disposal.Support The Fruit Sourcing and Trading Team Cross Train in Commodities procurement activities to provide support and facilitation of procurement related activities.Assist with oversight of import/export logistics.Communicate with customs brokers, prepare commercial documents for customs clearance, familiarized with tariff and import restrictions, track commission reimbursement eligibility, facilitate with Sunrise logistics for import/export opportunities.Support Sourcing and Trading Manager in facilitation of Co-pack contract management and fulfillment / commercialization overview of contracts.Support of Industrial Sales opportunities.Prepare contract status fulfillment reports, inventory balances, and ensure contracts are tracking towards successful fulfilment.Communicate cross functionally with Supply Chain, Inventory Control, Logistics, and sales to ensure successful and profitable execution of key projects and initiatives.All other duties as assigned.Supervisory Responsibilities: None.Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year college or university; or 2 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Three to five (3-5) years of experience in operational and / project management is required.Preferred Qualifications: Experience using Microsoft Dynamics AX or similar ERP system for data collection and reporting.Prior experience or educational background in procurement and / or logistics.Must be able to function in Microsoft Office suite.In-depth knowledge of the line of frozen fruit product offerings in SunOpta's portfolio.Knowledge and Skills: Communication skills.Critical thinking.Decisiveness.Initiative.Ability to prioritize.Additional Considerations: Travel Expectation: Travel may be required to various SunOpta locations and for meetings or other job-related functions.Location: This position will be at the Plant in Modesto, CA.Work Environment: Approximately 100% of this role is performed in an office environment.Relocation or international remote working arrangements (outside of the US) will not be considered.Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYEREOE M/W/VET/DISABLED

Keywords: SunOpta, Modesto , Commodities Account Specialist, Other , Modesto, California

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