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3 Jun 2020

Southeast Director of Procurement – Southeast

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

Job Description

Job #36523

An established and reputable Produce Distributor in the Southeast is looking for a Director of Procurement to join their team. The right individual will have strong analytical skills and solid background in produce procurement in the retail industry. This role will have overall responsibility for the operational performance of the company’s product sourcing and procurement. Success will be measured through achieving targeted company and management initiatives, and meeting operational and financial benchmarks.

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Passion for Freshness
  • Thorough knowledge of all commodities both international and domestic
  • Experience in produce buying and negotiations
  • Well recognized within the industry
  • Ability to plan procurement strategy and direct results
  • Contract negotiations
  • Has produce logistic understanding
  • Understand retail competitive pressure
  • Knowledge of retail produce department
  • Ability to create promotional opportunities
  • Ability to plan and write produce ads for several different market areas.
  • Promotionally innovate
  • Category management

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 10+years professional experience within a successful mid-to-large size organization, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of produce products, suppliers, retailers, vendors, market pricing factors, and quality indicators
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of produce industry to forecasting of product prices and seasonal availability
  • History of achieving and exceeding sales forecasts
  • Advanced understanding of how to lead and develop teams by building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency in MS Office products, with emphasis in Excel

Compensation: DOE + Bonus. Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com

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

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