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Category Manager (Melons)

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Job Description: 

Are you looking for a diverse and inclusive work environment?  Do you have a Strategic and innovative mind-set?  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills?  Do you know melons?

Then we want to talk to you!

As one of the world’s leading producers, marketers, and distributors of fresh produce, Robinson Fresh strives to exceed its customer and grower expectations through innovation, quality, and differentiated value.

Robinson Fresh has true expertise in seed, crop inputs and production, harvest, labor brand marketing and distribution of high-quality fresh foods. Robinson Fresh provides a depth and breadth of services that help to further differentiate its fresh food offerings and a strategic supplier that collaborates with customers to grow their business.

We now have an amazing opportunity to take your produce career to the next level as a Category Manager (Melons) in our Voorhees, NJ facility.

As a Category Manager for melons, you’ll be accountable for leading and growing the melon category for the East region in a player/coach role. As the expert for these regions in this category, you’ll be responsible for effectively developing, managing, and communicating the category plan. This is a highly visible and collaborative role, and you will be the customer-facing Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) for the category when needed. In this role you will have management responsibility for the Category Specialists aligned to the category. Our Category Managers have excellent communication skills, can establish immediate credibility, develop positive working relationships that drive critical business activity, and reinforce our culture.

The person we’re looking for has:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 1 year Fresh Produce experience, preferably with a focus on melons.
  • Outstanding relationship building skills with customers, growers, and internal teams.
  • Depth of knowledge in the grower/shipper side of the produce industry.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including influencing and negotiating.
  • Solid financial acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor, lead and develop others.
  • Strong team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.

We offer an outstanding place to work, competitive compensation packages, and an opportunity to advance your career.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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