Coborn's, Inc.

  • Director of Produce and Floral

    Job Locations US-MN-St. Cloud
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    Work Schedule
    Generally Monday - Friday
    Coborn's Support Center
    Afternoon, Morning
    Employee Status
  • Coborn's Wants YOU

    Coborn’s, Inc. is seeking a powerhouse Produce and Floral leader. This individual will serve as a leader, motivator and expert relative to procuring and merchandising top-tier produce and floral. They will enthusiastically design merchandising strategies that celebrate our commitment to local sourcing, unique and specialty items, and beyond. Those merchandising strategies will similarly set the tone for everyday freshness and seasonality across our entire store. This opportunity to get involved in different areas of the business is an exciting opportunity for those looking for opportunities to continually grow and advance in their career.


    The Director of Produce and Floral Merchandising for Coborn's, Inc., is responsible for achieving desired sales, gross profit and CTO results. This position is responsible for aggressively leading innovation in the produce and floral departments to create a shopping experience that reflects each retail divisions’ unique brand promises while consistently reflecting the company’s overall vision of inspiring happiness, healthy living and simplicity for each of our guests. This position is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with vendors and suppliers. This position is responsible for providing direct supervision to the Produce and Floral Category Management and Merchandising Specialist teams. This position is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships and indirect supervision to department managers.


    • Achieve desired sales, gross profit and CTO results.
    • Develop business plans that ensure sales are properly measured and that budgets will be met.
    • Develop and execute produce and floral promotional calendars to ensure merchandising plans meet guest’s needs and demands throughout the year.
    • Lead produce and floral merchandising strategies and standards that reflect each retail division’s brand promise.
    • Provide leadership, coaching, and direction in the ongoing execution of produce and floral merchandising plans, as well as development and implementation of talent, policies, processes, and systems.
    • Guide staffing and hiring decisions among Produce and Floral to meet the department and organization goals and engage department talent in reaching maximum potential and development.
    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with suppliers and vendors to foster collaboration and achievement of common goals, achieve competitive cost of goods, pursue innovation and drive guest satisfaction.
    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with store directors and department managers to foster collaboration and earn support of initiatives, which will help achieve common goals.


    The ideal candidate for the Director of Produce and Floral Merchandising position:


    • is an enthusiastic and confident change agent who has excellent leadership, communication, and relationship building skills;
    • has a wide range of skills from high-level thinking to tactical category development;
    • has experience developing strong teams of employees, with the ability to lead, motivate, and hold accountable as necessary;
    • understands the demands of employees, who work in retail – has either walked in their shoes or made an effort to get to know the daily demands and dynamics of their role;
    • is excited about the opportunity to be a change-agent, knowing it’ll require hands-on work, a team effort and long hours at times;
    • has proven experience developing and implementing project plans – can drive culture enhancements throughout produce and floral departments across the organization;
    • must have strong produce and floral category management skills as well as a strong business acumen;
    • is familiar with the markets where Coborn’s, Inc. operates stores;
    • has worked for an independent grocery retailer and understands the need to multi-task and wear multiple hats;
    • is self-motivated and possesses excellent organization, planning, and time management skills, and is able to multi-task across multiple projects with varying deadlines.


    Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university; or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a current state driver’s license and valid insurance with the ability to travel to business locations as needed.



    At Coborn’s, Inc. we go all out to “Be Remarkable.” Our culture celebrates employee ideas and encourages creative innovations. We’re growing, learning, and overflowing with energy. In a dynamic atmosphere that welcomes diversity, we are investing in our employees, along with the growth of our company. If you're friendly and dependable and you like to work with terrific guests, we'd love to talk about an opportunity on our team.


    Coborn's, Inc. is a fast-growing employee-owned grocery retailer located the Midwest. Our grocery store formats include Coborn's, Cash Wise, Marketplace Foods, and Save-A-Lot stores and we offer unique online grocery home delivery services through our CobornsDelivers and Cash Wise Delivers locations. Coborn's Inc. also owns and operates liquor stores under the Coborn's Liquor, Cash Wise Liquor, Payless Liquor, and Captain Jack's brands. Additionally, our fuel and convenience division, in-house grocery warehouse and distribution center, in-house Central Bakery, and Tops Cleaners are significant assets to our operations. We also have a handful of other retail entities in the markets where the fit is right: Little Dukes, Holiday Stationstores, Ace Hardware, Caribou Coffee, Dunn Bros Coffee, and Subway.


    Our remarkable employees strive to inspire happiness, healthy living and simplicity one guest at a time. With a vibrant and fun work environment, ongoing opportunities for career growth, and generous benefits packages, Coborn's offers a bright future for all employee owners.


    Here’s a list of some of the many benefits that we offer:

    •Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance
    •Vacation Pay
    •Holiday and Sunday Premium Pay
    •Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)
    •Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    •401(k) plans
    •Voluntary Benefits
    •Tuition Reimbursement


    Because we value our people and know our employees enjoy shopping our stores, we offer an employee discount on a variety of private brand items when employees use their MORE Rewards account at checkout.


    We celebrate a culture of recognition, encouraging employees to recognize and thank one another for remarkable behavior. We even have an app for that!


    We’re always looking for motivated, high-potential employees who want to be part of our next generation of leaders! There are opportunities to grow within our company to positions you may not yet even know exist. Coborn’s, Inc. offers a variety of development programs for employees who want to grow their careers with us.


    Finally, we believe that building a team of people with different backgrounds, beliefs, experiences and perspectives inspires fresh thinking and opens us up to new possibilities. We are an EEO/AA Employer - All qualified individuals, including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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