Produce companies asked to complete survey by April 5
The United Fresh Foundation, through its Center for Leadership Excellence, has launched its 2013 compensation survey for the fresh produce industry. The data collected will be published in an expansive research report that will assist produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks, United Fresh said.
The survey, which was first released in 2011, has been updated based on input from the United Fresh market segment boards, including the addition of three new positions: regional sales manager, marketing manager and manager of food safety/quality assurance.
Other enhancements to the survey include job descriptions and an expanded section on employee benefit practices. In addition, the report is now open to produce companies operating in the U.S. or Canada.
Prepared by research firm Industry Insights in partnership with the United Fresh Foundation, this confidential survey measures compensation and benefits for 33 full-time positions within the produce industry. Data will be collected from U.S.- and Canadian-based produce companies on a range of positions, including sales and marketing, production and operations, quality control and assurance, finance and accounting, and executives.
The survey is now available online to any U.S- or Canadian-based produce industry employers, including grower-shippers, brokers, wholesaler-distributors, importers, exporters and fresh-cut processors. The survey will remain open until April 5, and the final research report will be available for purchase at United Fresh 2013, the association’s annual convention and expo, held May 14-16 in San Diego.