Associate Market Specialist

C.H. Robinson

About C.H. Robinson:

From the produce you buy, to the water you drink, C.H. Robinson delivers products to people all around the globe. We are one of the world’s largest 3rd party logistic providers. We combine the talent of our people, industry expertise and cutting-edge technology to ensure our business partners get their goods from point A to point B.

Our high-performing team is made up of diverse perspectives, creative minds and an inherent drive to get the job done. We work in 40 different countries and speak 80 different languages. Together, we innovate. We solve problems. We have fun.

Join us and experience a collaborative environment where you will be respected and rewarded for your ideas and achievements. You will also find opportunities to grow professionally and personally. Together, we care. We give back. We make a difference.

At C.H. Robinson, our success is built on a foundation of thriving, engaged employees who help shape the future, accelerate global trade, and drive the industry we all count on, forward.

Position Details

Associate Market Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie, MN

As an Associate Market Specialist, you will be selling and managing relationships for the industry leader, backed by people, processes, and technology that are second to none. At C.H. Robinson, we keep the customer at the center of everything we do, and you will need to develop customer relationships and close business utilizing our proven sales process. You will then continue to cultivate customer relationships with a focus on either meeting their ongoing logistics needs, or on cultivating our supplier and grower relationships by managing the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. Our Market Specialists are driven to succeed, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and are motivated by exceeding goals and expectations.


  • Execute the Robinson Fresh sales process, with a focus on transactional business. 
  • Maintain and grow a portfolio of existing accounts, developing relationships with contacts at multiple levels within customer/grower organizations 
  • Create solutions based on customer needs utilizing our vast portfolio of services, leveraging internal teams within the division. 
  • Build strong relationships with customers/growers by staying in constant communication to ensure day to day and long term needs are met. 
  • Manage customer/grower expectations and provide an excellent customer service experience. 
  • Stay up to date on industry trends and Robinson Fresh best practices to provide solutions that add value and efficiencies within the customer’s supply chain.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Travel up to 20%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years’ fresh produce experience (in buying and selling) across a broad range of commodities or a concentration in food marketing in college 
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish 
  • Knowledge of the retail vertical 
  • Passion for sales and building and maintaining customer relationships 
  • Driven, enthusiastic, highly motivated, and results focused 
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while also delivering independent results 
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written, including persuasion and negotiation 
  • Commitment to executional excellence and outstanding customer service 
  • Excellent time management skills; able to manage and prioritize a large volume of work and customers


  • Comprehensive onboarding - Our investment in you begins on day one. You’ll jump start your career with our dynamic ACCELERATOR onboarding program. By learning more about the C.H. Robinson, and our technology, processes and culture, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful in your role. 
  • Competitive, robust pay and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, prescription drug coverage, retirement plans with company match, paid time off and paid holidays, charitable giving match and employee stock purchase program 
  • Career development and advancement opportunities 
  • Opportunities to give back to the communities in which we work and live 
  • High-energy, collaborative work environment

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