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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.

Windemere, Florida
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Description: To meet the growing hunger for fresh, healthy salads, Fresh Express created the very first ready-to-eat packaged Garden Salad available in grocery stores nationwide in 1989. It was this same pioneering spirit and dedication to freshness that has "greened...
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Description: We have an immediate opening for a Buyer to join our team in Sacramento, CA. 

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Description: For nearly 100 years, Duda Farm Fresh Foods has been a leading grower, shipper, processor and marketer of fresh vegetables and citrus. Known for their superior celery, over the years the company has expanded their facilities to accommodate recent developments...

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Description: We are a dynamic and innovative company built on principles, values, and lessons learned from decades in the fresh produce industry. We are dedicated to a culture of embracing and celebrating our team, our suppliers, and our customers. We are passionate a...
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Description: We are a California based grower and seller of conventional and organic fresh lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and other vegetables.  In business for over 35 years, we are one of the most respected grower/packer/shippers in the industry.

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D'Arrigo Bros. Company of New York, Inc.'s picture
Description: Job Brief 
We are looking for an experienced produce buyer that is ready to step into an already well-established but steadily expanding fruit department.

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Description: At Pro-Health®, we’re constantly exploring new ways to balance environmental sustainability and deliver the highest quality, Non-GMO produce possible. We’ve been innovators in this industry since our inception. After pioneering smarter cleaning...
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Confidential - Salinas, CA's picture
Description: We are a dynamic and innovative company built on principles, values, and lessons learned from decades in the fresh produce industry. We are dedicated to a culture of embracing and celebrating our team, our suppliers, and our customers. We are passionate about...
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Description: We are 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 the world.
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Description: BEBO products are enjoyed by families throughout the US and Canada every day. Our produce, grocery and beverages can be found year round in national, regional, and local supermarkets along with various national restaurant chains.

Grow with us. B...