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Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Morgan Hill, CA

About Us

Sakata is committed to providing a workplace free of any and all kinds of discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to promote a culturally diverse workforce. Thanks to our global and multicultural business environment, individuals can meet and work with people from all over the world.

Position Summary

Supports Sales Director and sales team to coordinate and execute vegetable sales and marketing programs and activities, including customer databases, special events, sales meetings according to goals and commitments of the company. Communicates programs and activities to the sales staff, customer base including distributors, growers and industry associates. Provides administrative support as requested.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Power Point presentations and Excel spreadsheets for meetings and Rise-up support, including Crop Business Plans.
  • Master calendar scheduler for the Sales Department.
  • Support Sales Director, travel and meeting schedule.
  • Support the SWOT program.
  • Assist with G Nomination project.
  • Support for NAFTA Data Sheet.
  • Organize and follow up on pending action items.
  • Assist with the online store site for orders for employees and annual department meetings.
  • Assist with the development and distribution of promotional materials to support sales and marketing programs.
  • Coordinates across functional divisions, departments and regions to implement sales and marketing plans and programs.
  • Works with outside resources and services, as needed, to implement sales plans and programs.
  • Updates Sales & Marketing Portal as requested.
  • Processes incoming sales invoices, request for payments and purchase prior approvals.
  • Work with managers and sales coordinator to schedule webinars, sales events and meetings (internal/external) as well as order necessary supplies (lunches, drinks, etc.) for meetings.
  • Support meetings such as ASTA, ISF and CSA where coordination is necessary.
  • Assists in preparing sales expense budgets and monitoring budgets through the year.
  • Increase market knowledge for all key species to provide input for increasing sales of Sakata products.


  • Minimum 2 years Sales or Admin support experience desirable, preferably in seed, ornamentals, produce or related industry.

Knowledge / Skills Required

  • Must have basic knowledge of sales communications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong sense of initiative and accountability and ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Must be decisive, result-oriented, and innovative.

Desired Skills

  • Must be able to work long and/or irregular hours.
  • Must be able to travel periodically throughout the year


  • An undergraduate college degree in advertising, marketing, communications, business or other related course of study or its equivalent in training and experience.
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