Sales & Procurement: Category Support

 

Company: Star Produce

Various locations: Saskatoon/Calgary/BC

Reporting to: Category Director

 

At the Star Group, we strive to be the most innovative team in produce with an unwavering commitment to value and taste. The Star Group is an organization comprised of boutique companies that specialize in different sectors of the fresh produce industry: Star Produce Ltd., Star Produce US LP, Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP) Ltd., Sliced FC, BC Hot House, and Whole Leaf. For more than 25 years we have been supplying the highest quality of fruits and vegetables and searching the globe for Big Taste®.

 

Primary Focus

 

The Category Support role, under the direction of the Category Director, will primarily be responsible to support the procurement & sales functions of commodities to both domestic and international customers.  Building on the STAR group customer base you will develop a depth of understanding to support and fulfill both customer needs and the STAR commodities on offer.  The incumbent will always maintain professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity to portray the company in a positive manner. This position will develop and maintain a high level of knowledge on all aspects of STAR products and Star Group service levels, creating on-going relationships with current and future customers.

 

Job Context and Accountabilities

 

• Responsible to support the management of the commodity or commodities within a specified Super Category

• Responsible to support the buy and the sell; globally on both

• Participate in budgeting and planning for their commodity or commodities and responsible to support in achieving all goals set out

• Responsible to drive innovation in product, packaging and throughout their super category

• Travel expectations – some customers and growers/shippers may be possible

• Build and develop relationships with other Licensed Producers and Provincial Distributors, individual clients

• Work with Category Director/Lead(s) by reviewing data and developing customer strategies prior to customer meetings

• Maintain and accurately track sales and consumer budgets on time

 

Qualifications

 

Education

• Degree or diploma in business or agriculture-related field

• 2 years of progressive experience in a related field

• Strong negotiation skills are an asset

 

 Dimensions

• Basic knowledge of operations function processes and cross-functional exposure to other company business operations (logistics, inventory management, marketing, supply chain)

• High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment

• High level of integrity and work ethic

 

Skills

• Proficiency in MS Office

• Experience in using technology; including ERP

• Team Player

• Forward Thinking / Planning

• Action Orientated

• Problem Solving

• Negotiation

• Time Management

• Excellent Verbal and Written Communication

 

Working Conditions

• Potential interaction with customers/clients, and the public at large

• Flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays

 

Direct Reports

• None

 

What We Offer

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

 

How to apply

Please submit your resume to: joinourteam@starproduce.com

 

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.