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Produce Category Manager

Company: Performance Food Group
Location: Omaha
Posted on: May 17, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Category Manager of Produce is a field-based member of our team primarily responsible for supporting the divisional needs of Reinhart's produce category. This position is responsible for supporting sales and operations teams as it relates to how Reinhart manages, receives, handles and stores produce that is delivered to our customers.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:
Key Sales, Marketing & Vendor Responsibilities:Develop "Go to Market" produce strategies for Reinhart divisions that support local customer needsDevelop strategies for Reinhart divisions that introduce new products and drive innovation for our customersManage vendors utilized at the division level & perform vendor reviews with division staffProvide comprehensives sales support in the areas of launching new SKU's, pricing strategies, sales training, new product launches, produce cuttings and customer visitsDevelop marketing plans that support product promotion and custom marketing materials that feature the market-specific needs of Reinhart's customersManage working relationship between Reinhart's corporate team, vendors and divisionsDevelop processes, implement programs, evaluate and measure solutions focused on increasing margins, reducing shrink and improving the overall performance of the produce categoryKey Operational Responsibilities:Update and develop best practice receiving procedures for Fresh Produce. Manage and update present produce receiving SKU's.Work with operations in cooler set-up, pick path and temperature validation.Develop and manage best practices for cooler quality assurance slot checks based upon item, code dates and shelf-life.Develop and manage a process that identifies, reviews and reduces fresh produce shrink.Develop and review fresh produce return processes.Research customer or channels with the ability to utilize distressed produce at discounted rates.Set up driver produce handling classes to assist in front line quality assurance.Train selection crew on the handling for fresh produce.Work with operations managers and teams to develop a set of processes to handle fresh produce in a timely mannerLead produce training for receivers, QA, warehouse selection, staging and loading teams.Other projects or duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:--- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
--- 3-5 Years of previous experience in produce.
--- Previous category management and Sales/Sales support or Marketing experience.
--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail with good business acumen. Ability to review, understand and explain financial reports.
--- High degree of organization along with the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
--- Experience in MS Office Products.
--- This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.Preferred Qualifications:--- Foodservice distribution experience.Performance Food Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually or collectively, the "Company") provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please click on the following links to review: (1) our ; (2) the "EEO is the Law" and ; and (3) the .

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