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16 Jul 2018

Midwest Produce Category Manager – Illinois

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #33812

A well-established produce wholesale/distributor is looking for a Produce Category Manager to join their team. This position will be responsible for overseeing a team of category buyers, help make important guiding decisions regarding existing products and product development, and work collaboratively with other teams to attain our shared corporate goals and maximize profitability. You should be a strong leader with excellent management skills who is able to motivate and innovate on a daily basis 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage a team of direct reports
  • Conduct assessments of existing products/services
  • Analyze the market to assess the potential for new products and services
  • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure maximum profitability
  • Research supply options, market trends, and competitors
  • Oversee entire product line to ensure that there are no gaps
  • Implement promotions and marketing activities to improve market share
  • Set monthly and annual goals and assess past performance
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to establish effective price points
  • Contribute to plans for advertising and promotions
  • Review and renew existing vendor contracts

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in product or category management
  • Significant experience in wholesale sales, marketing, and purchasing
  • Proven record of successful vendor relations and product assessment
  • Ability to foresee market trends and stay ahead of the competition
  • Excellent collaborative and team building skills
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skill

             Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, 401K, relocation assistance

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Sales & Marketing. Job Types: Midwest. Job expires in Endless.

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