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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.

St. Cloud, Minnesota
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Associated Wholesale Grocers - MN's picture
Description: Responsibilities: Analyze information to formulate plan for inventory volume related to Divisional goals. Organize ad demand from different Member groups to make sure service level is maintained at 98%. Monitor daily product movement....
Austin, Texas
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Confidential - Austin, TX's picture
Description: Produce Company has proudly grown into one of Texas's largest privately-owned produce distributors. With deliveries 365-days a year, 7-days a week, and multiple runs per day, Company has set the gold standard for service. We serve many clients, including r...
Plant City, Florida
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Wish Farms's picture
Description: We have a career opportunity available for a talented and motivated individual to join our team at our state-of-the-art headquarters in Plant City, FL as a Supply Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of import and export logisti...
Miami, Florida
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Harvest Sensations's picture
Description: Primary Purpose: The Manager of Sourcing and Procurement is expected to consistently deliver measurable and strategic goals to enable an ongoing, continuous supply chain of all HS products. Manager of Sourcing and Procurement must also collaborate effective...
Vernon, California

Bandwagon Brokerage, Inc.'s picture
Description: Established in 1988, 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 the world.   As the...
Watsonville, California

California Giant Berry Farms's picture
Description: The Procurement Coordinator is responsible for inventory and purchase order management of packaging materials relative to Sales demand plans. This role will be responsible for managing the day-to-day supply levels to our growing operations and work as a lia...
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Coast Produce Company's picture
Description: Coast Produce is a family owned and operated produce and fresh foods company that has been an industry leader for over 65 years. Our foundation of core principles of honesty, integrity, reliability, and hard work continues to be the key to our growth and st...
Immokalee, Florida

Oakes Farms's picture
Description: Oakes Farms now has a great opportunity available for a Produce Buyer based in FL but specializing in procuring in the Texas and Nogales region. This is a salary position and not a 40 hour per week job. In this role you will be responsible for produc...
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Lipman Family Farms's picture
Description: We’re looking for a goal-oriented individual who thrives on being successful. Grow your career within the produce industry. Develop, implement, and maintain a commodity strategy that supports a company’s supply chain. Meet demand for annual growth...
Salinas, California

Taylor Farms, Inc. - Salinas's picture
Description: Manages ingredient procurement and sourcing operations of Taylor Farms Retail for all category specific goods and services, ensuring maximum value per expenditure and appropriate supply inventory levels. This role ensures proper contract and supplier manage...
Salinas, California

Confidential - Salinas, California's picture
Description: Staying at the top and a leader in the industry takes a strong team. Our client has been able to do that for decades in the Salinas Valley with seasonal shipping throughout California and Arizona. The right candidate will be able to come in and join the tea...