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8 Mar 2017

Out Of Home Vice President of South American Sourcing & Procurement – Remote / Home Based

Posted by Rich Lentz, rich@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #31332   – Remote / Home Based

  • An established and reputable North American importer/shipper is adding to their Sr. leadership team.
  • This newly created role will build relationships with new growers and develop new import agreements.
  • The position is responsible for sourcing, procurement, grower relations, and quality assurance.
  • This role will focus heavily on grape, citrus and stone fruit sourcing; specifically, in South America.
  • Our client is a respected fresh produce importer for over 50 years, and known for high-end, quality fruit.
  • This opportunity can be remote/home office based.

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Manage all aspects of sourcing strategy, including contracting and related purchasing decisions.
  • Work with sales and marketing teams to identify, source and develop new products.
  • Be the company expert in matters related to product quality and market trends.
  • Frequent international travel.

Position Requirements

  • Established and extensive relationships and contacts with South American growers.
  • Strong knowledge of imported fruit commodity varieties. Specifically, citrus, grapes and stone fruit.
  • Thorough knowledge of produce markets and supply chain dynamics.
  • Strong business acumen and negotiating skill set.
  • College degree (B.A. /B.S.) in related fields of study desired, or relevant experience in the produce industry.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is strongly preferred.

Please contact Rich Lentz, rich@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Buying, Procurement. Job Types: Out Of Home. Job expires in Endless.

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