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15 Aug 2017

Southwest Several Produce Buyer Opportunities in the South and Western United States

Posted by Katie Settle, katie@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #31992

These positions will support the Senior Buyer in all relevant areas of business in the following areas: customer service, facilitation of orders and product distributions, vendor purchase orders, retail item and price management, business report development and analysis, and vendor relations.

Responsibilities

  • Manage inventory count sheets to assure accuracy
  • Manage weekly availability guides to facilitate ordering
  • Assist in vendor and new item set up and maintenance processes
  • Assist with all weekly regular and promotional merchandising communication tactics
  • Primary customer service, assisting in resolving department issues for orders, invoicing, missing product investigation, and local supplier support
  • Primary customer contact person for allocation of products, inventory control support, vendor delivery schedule supervision, communication and recover of rejected product, etc.
  • Weekly procurement and purchase order writing for every day, promotional needs.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files for quantity and cost accuracy
  • Utilize system tools to provide consistent reporting on every day, promotional programs
  • Assist the Category Manager with analyzing progress against department’s objectives and initiatives
  • Provide relevant historical sales data to make informed decisions about the department and how to maximize profitability with direction from the Category Manager
  • Work directly with suppliers to facilitate collection of item, cost, and delivery information
  • Prepare easy to read and understandable files for the Category Manager

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in produce buying
  • Bachelor Degree preferred; or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Ability to successfully manage concurrent projects and meet deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information
  • Strong sense of urgency with the ability to prioritize
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & Outlook)

Compensation:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits depending on experience

Please contact Katie Settle, katie@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Buying, Procurement. Job Types: Southwest and West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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