Mathew Tate

Mathew Tate

Director - Produce Category at Aramark

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Greater Philadelphia Area)
Food & Beverages

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Mathew Tate's Overview

  • Director - Produce Category at Aramark

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Mathew Tate's Experience

Director - Produce Category


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Retail industry

June 2014Present (4 months) Greater Philadelphia Area

Category Manager - Produce

US Foods

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Food & Beverages industry

August 2012May 2014 (1 year 10 months) Rosemont, IL

Currently responsible for the national category strategy and performance of the Value-Added/Other Vegetable Category for US Foods.
Other responsibilities include:
 Produce lead for Corporate Programs which includes National Flyers, Category Drives, and Scoop. Ensure that all deliverables are met weekly across all initiatives for the department.
 Coordinates weekly commodity process for produce.
 Successfully developed and launched Cross Valley Farms Shaved Brussels Sprouts, the first produce item to be featured in Scoop.
 Exceeded company performance goals for 2013.
 Responsible for the performance and development of 2 Associate Category Managers.

Associate Category Manager - Produce

US Foods

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Food & Beverages industry

February 2012August 2012 (7 months) Rosemont, IL

Worked with the Category Manager to develop category strategy and execute across the country.
Other responsibilities include:
 Drove increased EB penetration in the Fruit Category
 Lead the Power Buy process for the entire Produce Category
 Developed and was responsible for the weekly execution of spot-buy promotions for entire Produce Category
 Served as Fruit Category expert for all 64 US Foods divisions

Produce Buyer II

US Foods

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Food & Beverages industry

March 2010February 2012 (2 years) Grand Forks, North Dakota Area

Procured produce from suppliers at lowest cost while ensuring quality standards were met using AWR forecasting models.
Other responsibilities included:
 Was responsible for setting all weekly commodity pricing for produce.
 Negotiated buys for seasonal promotions that saw increases of 1000% over normal sales.
 Conducted negotiations with vendors and introduced 6 new suppliers in different categories to improve cost of goods.
 Served as Produce Category Expert for 2 Divisions with $175 million in annual sales.
 Responsible for determining product assortment at the Division level for produce category and conducted product assortment reviews quarterly.
 Provided product training at sales meetings and during key account visits.
 Led the implementation of national produce strategy at the Division level, taking appropriate partners where necessary.

Executive Team Leader - Food


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TGT; Retail industry

November 2006March 2010 (3 years 5 months) Grand Forks, North Dakota Area

Managed multiple departments with $30 million in total sales while overseeing 4-5 Team Leaders and 20-40 Team Members.
Other responsibilities included
 Oversaw store-wide compliance with USDA Organic certification.
 Followed Best Practices to ensure the safety of all Team Members during store open and close.
 Recruited, developed, and retained talented team members.
 Acted as Leader on Duty for a building with $65 million in annual sales on a rotating basis.
 Led the annual inventory process for fiscal years ’08 and ’09 with best results in the District.
 Store Safety Captain for fiscal years ’08 and ’09.
 District Resource for Food departments for fiscal years ’08 and ’09.

Inventory Manager

Budget Truck Rental

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

June 2005November 2006 (1 year 6 months) Greater Denver Area

Managed a 5-state territory with a monthly inventory of $25 million.
Other responsibilities included:
 Scheduled and prioritized daily transfers to fulfill reservations while monitoring transfer service performance and driver quality.
 Utilized key revenue reports to manage fleet placement to generate maximum territory profitability.
 Provided customer support during peak business times to support field personnel.

Mathew Tate's Skills & Expertise

  1. Vendor Relations
  2. Purchasing
  3. Inventory Management
  4. Customer Service
  5. Forecasting
  6. Hiring
  7. Retail
  8. Supervisory Skills
  9. Category Management
  10. Product Assortment Planning
  11. National Promotions
  12. Negotiation
  13. Procurement
  14. Strategic Planning
  15. Strategic Sourcing
  16. Planograms
  17. Contract Negotiation
  18. Store Management
  19. Leadership
  20. Sourcing
  21. Performance Management
  22. P&L
  23. Management
  24. Grocery
  25. Profit
  26. Sales Operations
  27. Sales
  28. Team Leadership
  29. Food

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Mathew Tate's Education

The University of North Dakota

Bachelors of Arts, History


Hamline University


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