Produce Specialist

Work State US-CA-Sacramento
Job ID
Work City
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Work Zip
Starting average hours per week
37.5 +


Do you have a background in Retail within Produce/Fresh Training and like to travel covering a territory?


Acosta is currently seeking a professional working with our Customers (Major Retailers) within Fresh Operations to ensure maximum sales and profits by continuously evaluating, training, and communicating best practices and expectations.


This role will partner with our valued client/customer, and the senior leadership team to lead compliance efforts, set performance expectations, and keep up to date knowledge with industry trends and standards while executing ongoing training initiatives, guidelines, and business plans.


  1. Work closely with Acosta’s Customer base to identify areas of development opportunity for associates working in specialized retail units for Produce/Fresh Training.
  2. Consult with partners to understand the training needs, assign and execute formalized training programs, plans and curriculum that align with the business needs.
  3. Facilitate training and development programs to ensure performance and financial metrics are achieved. Gather feedback from training sessions and communicate the feedback to the Acosta Senior Leadership Team.
  4. Represents the company in a professional capacity to ensure that Fresh associates are properly trained to handle the details of a Fresh Foods department on a day-to-day basis.
  5. Travel between multiple states & locations with a strong understanding of the diversity in types of cities/locations to ensure training standards and requirements are met.
  6. Working closely with store management in how to make decisions that drives financial and operational performance for the market by developing and overseeing change recommendations.
  7. Alignment with Regional Fresh Directors & Market Managers on global initiatives.


Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Food Safety Certification

Work Experience Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of technical experience in retail Produce and Training
  • 1-3 years of supervisory/management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence and support senior leaders to implement best practices.
  • Strong track-record in Produce and Fresh Training as it relates to a retail setting
  • Strong presentation skills and with the ability to present to a multitude of audiences.
  • Experience with department financial objectives and P&L responsibilities.
  • Strong Microsoft office products which include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Zoom
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Acosta Sales & Marketing is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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