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Buyer and Procurement Jobs

Produce buyers have a genuine love of produce. They know their product, and they know the markets. The main responsibility of a produce buyer is to source fresh produce at the best price while maintaining the highest of quality and food safety standards. They meet or exceed cost and delivery goals, and establish long term business relations with customers and suppliers.

A successful buyer must have strong buying and negotiating skills, excellent computer skills, be a great communicator, have a positive attitude, be resilient, and be able to work with diverse personalities.

They also will be able to thrive in a high energy workplace and will possess characteristics of good salesmanship to include a combination of aggressiveness, friendliness and honesty. A produce buyer is often times “the face” of their company with vendors, and therefore should reflect a positive and ethical character at all times.

Some job titles you might see in this career field are: Produce Buyer, Produce Procurement Specialist, Produce Broker and Commodity Director.

 
Honolulu, Hawaii
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FreshPoint Hawaii's picture
Description: We are one of Hawaii's largest produce wholesalers and our recent acquisition by FreshPoint, a subsidiary of Sysco Corporation, has made us more well-equipped to service our Hawaii Market. We are seeking a Passionate Produce Professional to assist wit...
Monterey, California
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Pro Act USA's picture
Description: PRO*ACT is America’s leading distributor of fresh produce to the fresh food industry, utilizing its network of over 50 distribution companies operating over 70 third-party inspected, independently owned distribution centers across the United States...
Phoenix, Arizona

Sprouts Farmers Market's picture
Description: Grow with us! If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! We have an opening for a Produce Buyer at our corporate office in Phoenix, AZ. The Produce Buyer is responsible for procuring...
Warrendale,, Pennsylvania

Paragon Foods's picture
Description: The Senior Buyer is responsible for the purchasing and negotiating of fresh food products within the Procurement Department of a high-volume food service distribution center. The role is responsible for improving procurement strategy, maximizing vendor relatio...
Los Angeles, California

Coast Produce Company's picture
Description: Coast Produce Company is a family-owned business that has been in the produce industry for over 55 years. We procure and distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to retail, foodservice and government customers. We now have an opening for a Procurement Manager...
Seattle, Washington

Charlie's Produce's picture
Description: Charlie's Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage, Boise,  Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. The...
Spokane, Washington

Charlie's Produce's picture
Description: Charlie's Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage, Boise,  Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. The...
Carpinteria, California

Confidential - Carpinteria, CA's picture
Description: A leading Controlled Environment Agriculture (“CEA”) Company is seeking a well-rounded Senior Purchasing Manager to drive continuous improvement in the sourcing and procurement of best-in-class materials and contribute to the success of new constru...
Salinas, California

Stout AgTech's picture
Description: At Stout we design, manufacture, and build machines for the agriculture industry. Our machines integrate artificial intelligence, machine vision and deep learning into smart agricultural tools. We have an immediate opening for an Inventory & Replenishme...
Merced, California

Jain Farm Fresh Foods, Inc's picture
Description: Jain Farm Fresh Foods invests in people, customers, and partners. One of the keys to our success is hiring good employees. Our employees have been hired because we believe they have the skills and the potential to help our Company succeed. And it is our employ...

Pacific Coast Fruit Company's picture
Description: Come grow with us! Pacific Coast Fruit Company is a local, family owned produce distributor that has proudly served our Pacific Northwest retail, wholesale and food service customers since 1977. We are now one of the largest independent produce distr...

Confidential - New Jersey's picture
Description: This is an opportunity to join an emerging company as a Senior Purchasing and Supply Manager. You will play  a key role in the development and building of their brand and purchasing team! They have a well-developed vision and strategy and are seeking s...
Vernon, California

Nature's Produce's picture
Description: We are a well-established Produce Distributor serving the greater Los Angeles area. We’re looking for a motivated and energetic Produce Buyer to join our team in the Los Angeles area. If you're experienced and ready to step into this position, we wou...
Salinas, California

Markon's picture
Description: From its headquarters in Salinas, Markon Cooperative, Inc. provides fresh produce purchasing, logistics, information and marketing services exclusively to its five member distributors (Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Gordon Food Service Canada, Nichol...