Buyer/Procurement

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.

 
Castroville, California

Western Precooling's picture
Description: Western Precooling is the leading full-service provider of precooling equipment, facilities and services. We are recruiting for a dynamic and energetic individual to join us as Purchasing Administrator, providing support for all purchasing activities. Based in...
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 seven member distributors (Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Gordon Food Service Canada, Maine...
Phoenix, Arizona

Peddler's Son Produce and Provisions's picture
Description: Peddlers Son is a well-established Produce and Provisions Distributor serving the State of Arizona. We’re looking for a motivated and energetic Produce Buyer to join our team. If you're experienced and ready to step into this position, we would love...
San Francisco, California

Imperfect Foods's picture
Description: Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality eggs and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our custome...
Fort Worth, Texas

DiMare Fresh's picture
Description: DiMare Fresh is a provider of value-added services in the form of product repacking, ripening, consolidation and delivery of refrigerated food specializing in produce and floral to the retail and foodservice segments of the industry. As part of the DiMare Comp...
Rancho Cordova, California

Renaissance Food Group's picture
Description: Renaissance Food Group is a fresh food company with a mission to create fresh, healthy, good food. Headquartered in Rancho Cordova, CA with four company-owned fresh food facilities located in Sacramento and Riverside, CA; Houston, TX; and Green Cove Springs, F...
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 seven member distributors (Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Gordon Food Service Canada, Maine...
Orlando, FL or McA...Florida, Orlando, FL or McA...Texas

Confidential - Southern US's picture
Description: Is your current sales territory limited?
Would you like an unlimited income potential?
Does someone else at your job get to sell all the good customers?
Are you unappreciated at your current gig and feel like you don’t fit in?
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Batesville, Mississippi

Performance Foodservice's picture
Description: Performance Foodservice, PFG’s broadline distributor, maintains a unique relationship with a variety of local customers, including independent restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, schools, and quick-service eateries. A team of sales reps, chefs...
Delray Beach, Florida

Pero Family Farms's picture
Description: The Supply Managers main responsibilities are to manage the flow of all assigned produce items both internal and externally procured from either domestic or imported sources. This position reports directly to the Chief Supply Officer and works closely with the...
Salinas, California

Taylor Farms - Retail's picture
Description: Taylor Farms was founded in 1995, with the goal of becoming America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods.

Our success would not be possible without our dedicated team and we are grateful to have each one as part of our Taylor...
Seattle, Washington

Charlie's Produce's picture
Description: Charlie’s Produce, the largest privately-owned produce distributor on the West Coast, is looking for an experienced Import Manager to manage a large team of importers. We offer generous benefits that include: Vacation/Sick/Holiday/401(K)/Profit Shar...