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Associate Category Specialist

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson

Sunrise, FL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
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Associate Category Specialist

Job ID
13450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, Florida, United States, 33323
Job TypeFull time


C.H. Robinson is seeking an Associate Category Specialist to join our Robinson Fresh division. This entry-level opportunity is designed to be your gateway into the dynamic world of supply chains. As a valuable member of the category team, you'll dive into the industry, gaining expertise in the intricacies of supply chains for various fruits or vegetables. Your everyday tasks will include collaborating with growers and suppliers to support the supply chain for a diverse portfolio of customers. Explore a world of possibilities for growth and kickstart your adventure with C.H. Robinson and Robinson Fresh by applying today!


This position is on-site at our C.H. Robinsonoffice in Sunrise, FL. We expect new hires to be on-site 5 days a week for the first 2-4 weeks of training. After onboarding, our hybrid work model of 3 days/week in the office and 2 days/week remote gives you flexibility and choice so you can create a career that enhances your life.


The duties and responsibilities of this position consists of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate with category team members, actively sharing commodity and market information with the commercial team

  • Engage with suppliers to grasp insights into quality, yields, pricing, and production

  • Cultivate and enhance grower and supplier relationships, providing continuous support for performance improvement using data

  • Assist customers by thoroughly comprehending product specifications and order trends

  • Collaborate with the category team to ensure optimal alignment of supply chain with customers, effectively communicating packing instructions to suppliers



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Ability to travel up to 5% (domestically and internationally)


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Agricultural or supply chain experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of programs

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Strong team player who thrives in a collaborative environment

  • Excellent relationship building skills with customers, growers, and internal teams

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Great attitude, with a desire to contribute, learn, and grow professionally

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to make data-driven decisions

  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment, sometimes out of normal business hours

  • Attention to detail with high standards for work; a customer service mindset

  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment

Questioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we’re building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams. We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran


Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:

  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Enhanced Fertility benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)

  • Dental and Vision

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Paid and floating holidays

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community

  • Charitable Giving Match Program

  • 401(k) with 6% company matching

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

Dig in to our full list of benefits on OUR CULTUREpage.

Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson?

C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With $22 billion in freight under management and 19 million shipments annually, we are one of the world’s largest logistics platforms and rank in the FORTUNE 200. We’ve been an innovator in logistics for over 100 years. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With the combination of our multimodal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for more than 90,000 customers and 450,000 contract carriers on our platform. Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses.

As a responsible global citizen, we contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to us and our people. FORTUNE has named C.H. Robinson one of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2024, showcasing our position as a leader in our industry. Our commitment to excellence is further affirmed by being named a Great Place to Work 2023-24 by the Great Place to Work Institute, one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity and one of America’s Greatest Workplaces in 2023 by Newsweek. Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world. For more information, visit us at www.chrobinson.com.

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