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24 May 2017

Midwest Produce Category Manager – Upper Midwest

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

Job Description

Job #31615    – Upper Midwest

A well-established produce retailer is searching for a Produce Category Manager to join their team. The Produce Category Manager will prepare buying recommendations in order to develop the sales and profitability of the company by utilizing market information, quality, and logistical considerations. The ideal candidate is results-oriented and able to effectively lead their team to success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop team through delegation and supervision of work
  • Research and analyze data, trends, and market changes to be used in negotiation, decision making, planning, and forecasting to enable leadership to make decisions based on key analytical drivers
  • Make recommendations on costs, the listing and delisting of suppliers and products, quantities, contract duration, and retails
  • Communicate with distribution centers to ensure timely and efficient information flow
  • Maintain positive relationship with internal personnel and external suppliers
  • Analyze work procedures with the objective of driving simplicity and effectiveness

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong track record of leading, mentoring, and developing a team to ensure an efficient and co-operative working environment
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively across many levels of the business
  • Strategic and critical thinker with high emphasis in accuracy and urgency
  • Ability to prepare executive-level recommendations and reports
  • Demonstrates initiative and cooperation
  • Effective organization skills with the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Advance skill level in Microsoft Office

Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com

 

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

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