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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.

Monterey, California
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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...
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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...
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Description: At West Pak Avocados, we focus on strong ethics, core values, high standards & respect to help each other build, thrive and succeed. Our Employees are our most important resource, our SOUL - our PEOPLE - our WEST PAK FAMILY! West Pak Avocado is l...
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Description: Berry People is a year-round, full-line shipper of organic and conventional berries and avocados, and owner of the Berry People® and Avo People® brands.  Headquartered in Hollister, California, the company’s ownership and key alliance partne...
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Description: Caruso Produce is a local, family-owned produce wholesaler founded by the Caruso family in 1945 and still led by Sam Caruso today. In the last 85+ years it has grown into one of the region’s top wholesalers. We have an immediate opportunity for a Buye...
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Description: Established in 1988 and based in Los Angeles, Bandwagon is a highly respected wholesale produce provider. Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality fresh specialty produce in all categories of fruits and vegetables from all corners of th...
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Description: Since 1999, Jacob’s Village Farm has been providing the finest fruits and vegetables to throughout the greater New York City area.  From Citrus to Stone Fruit.  Pomegranates to Cucumbers and Bell Peppers, we’re your source of only the bes...
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Jacob's Village Farm's picture
Description: Since 1999, Jacob’s Village Farm has been providing the finest fruits and vegetables to throughout the greater New York City area.  From Citrus to Stone Fruit.  Pomegranates to Cucumbers and Bell Peppers, we’re your source of only the bes...
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Description: Daylight Foods is a Produce company with a mission to help grow our local food system. We are an organization that believes in mutual trust and respect, looking for long-term, hard-working and committed team members to add to our growing team. We have an im...
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Description: Bonduelle is a global leader in the ready-to-use vegetable space. With all the change going on in the world, specifically environmentally, this organization believes it is time for a plant-based revolution. As a family-run company with a long-term vision,...
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Description: Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food and non-food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers around the world. We have an immediate opportunity for a Produce P...
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Description: Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. is part of the Taylor Farms family of companies dedicated to being America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods.  Taylor Farms Retail is a leading supplier of a wide variety of fresh, healthy product lines inc...
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Description: Primo Number One in Produce, Inc. located in Allentown, PA has an immediate opening for a Project Manager to oversee a meal packing project.  We are searching for an Analytical Data Driven individual who will be responsible for daily product fulf...
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Description: Are you a New York based produce professional looking to take your career to the next level? Then we want to talk to you! The Berry Distribution Company is a wholesale distributor specializing in fruits and vegetables. Berry Distribution is located in...
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Description: Season Produce company is a leading produce distributor in the heart of the Los Angeles Produce Market. We are a family-owned company known with a well known reputation. We are currently seeking an experienced Category Manager to aid in the development of n...
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Description: We are a well-known produce brokerage company, serving the entire Eastern Seaboard with the finest fruits and vegetables. We are seeking extremely motivated individuals to join our sales team as Produce Brokers in our NJ Office. The successful candidates...
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Description: Always Fresh Farms is your year-round supplier of berries, citrus, and melons. Our values are based on being the leader in marketing quality produce, grown in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Our goal is to provide the highest level of serv...