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28 Nov 2017

Midwest Produce Buyer – Upper Midwest

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32435

A well-established produce wholesale/distributor is searching for a Produce Buyer to join their team. The qualified candidates must be motivated, team oriented, ambitious self-starters with a proven track record in exceeding established performance standards. Candidates must also have the ability to work independently, communicate effectively within all levels of the organization, dependable transportation, and impeccable organization and communication skills. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Forecasting, purchasing, controlling, and coordinating a continuous inventory to meet the Company’s financial goals and objectives while achieving service and inventory goals.
  • Maintain accurate sales pricing on multiple platforms
  • Supports the merchandising functions assortment and demand changes with appropriate forecast management.
  • Provide timely and effective communication with Sales force including but not limited to market conditions, product quality and availability, new items and applications.
  • Support and coordinate with the Quality Assurance team
  • Submit all invoices, credit documents, receiving logs, etc. to accounting
  • Manage and monitor timely PO costing accuracy, including freight rates.
  • Work with operations to develop programs to maximize efficiencies of receiving and warehousing.
  • Motivate and assist in maintain positive inter-departmental involvement and engagement.
  • Perform any additional tasks as directed by management personnel. 

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent {General Education Degree – GED}.
  • 3 or more years’ experience working in a purchasing position in a wholesale or distribution environment.
  • Additional retail procurement/merchandising experience is preferred.
  • Significant understanding of the West Coast growing process and seasonality relative to the Southeast.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and other MS Office applications
  • Proficient with Google Office applications
  • Good understanding of logistics and inbound freight dynamics. 

    Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Buying, Procurement. Job Types: Midwest. Job expires in Endless.

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