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Director of Produce- Kroger Taylor Farms

Company: Taylor Fresh Foods Inc
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Director of Produce is responsible to oversee all key Kroger Produce Department relationships. This individual will lead discussions to include innovation strategy, category management and performance metrics.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage sales and profit
- Establish a strong sales pipeline, meet sales objectives, and to achieve the overall goals of the business
- Identifies, qualifies and closes new opportunities
- Responsible for sales and profit growth
- Responsible for positioning, presenting, and developing strategies relative to Kroger Deli Department
- Work attentively with the Kroger commercialization and culinary on innovation as well as recipe development based on Kroger's strategies
- Work with cross functional teams to meet goals and objectives
- Responsible for delivering superior customer service


Minimum 5+ years of sales and business development experience
Produce industry experience a plus
Up to 15% travel to Taylor Farms Plants servicing Kroger stores
Candidates currently calling on Kroger and residing in Cincinnati Tri-State area are preferred

Skills and Abilities:
Proven sales success and team management
- Excellent problem-solving ability is critical
- Ability to succeed requires strong drive and involves the application of advanced business skills
Strong prospecting skills and ability to build strong partner relationships
Possess a sales background that enables you to drive engagement with our strategic business partners.
Strong and creative thinker who thrives in a team environment and adopts all aspects of selling.
Self-motivated/entrepreneurial spirit with an outgoing, diligent and affable disposition
Superior customer service skills; excellent and clear communication skills, both verbal and written; strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Ability to multi-task
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Business BI and PowerPoint
Passion for winning

Keywords: Taylor Fresh Foods Inc, Cincinnati , Director of Produce- Kroger Taylor Farms, Executive , Cincinnati, Ohio

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