Located in Fresno, California, Fowler Packing Company is the parent company to some of the industry’s most popular brands including Peelz Citrus, Samsons Grapes, G3 Development Company, and EMID Design Group. Fowler Packing was formed in 1950 as a small tree fruit operation and has grown into a trendsetter in quality, efficiency and sustainability. Today the company is built of over 700 full-time employees and frontrunners in agriculture, real estate, and interior design industries. If you are looking for an in-house position that offers a variety of work, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
A sales assistant is responsible for supporting the sales team in achieving their targets and ensuring the smooth running of the sales department. The role involves administrative tasks, customer service, and communication with clients. The objective is to provide effective support to the sales team, improve the customer experience, and contribute to the overall success of the company. Sales assistants are expected to be proactive, organized, and have excellent communication skills to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. They should also have strong attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively with the sales team to ensure that all tasks are completed efficiently and effectively.
Support the sales team with administrative tasks, including managing schedules, coordinating meetings, and maintaining records
Respond to customer inquiries via phone, email, or in-person providing excellent customer service
Assist with the preparation of sales presentations and proposals including formatting documents and creating charts and graphs
Coordinate with other departments such as finance to ensure proper collection and payment of invoices
Manage inventory and stock levels to ensure that products are available for sale
Assist with the preparation and processing of orders including generating invoices and tracking shipments
Monitor sales metrics and produce reports on sales performance
Conduct market research to identify new sales opportunities and gather competitive intelligence
Assist with the organization and coordination of events such as trade shows and product launches
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of products, industry trends, and competitors to ensure effective communication with customers and the sales team
Proven work experience as a sales assistant or similar role
Proficient in MS Office, with working knowledge of CRM platforms (e.g. Salesforce)
Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
Ability to work well in a team environment
Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
Focus on Accounts Receivable and Account Payable functions
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
A bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration or relevant field is preferred
$24.000 – $28.00 per hour
Life at Fowler Packing
For 70 years, Fowler Packing has provided thousands of employees the opportunities to build a rewarding career that includes continued education, robust corporate culture, competitive compensation, benefits packages, and paid sick and holidays. Additionally, all employees enjoy complimentary meals at one of our two on-site cafeterias, and on-site health clinic visits at no cost.
Fowler Packing provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.