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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.

 
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Confidential - Lehigh Valley, PA's picture
Description: A well-established company located in the Lehigh Valley, PA is searching for a full-time Experienced Produce Buyer who is interested in learning about produce buying which includes maintaining adequate stock and quality levels; maintain vendor compliance...
Watsonville, California

California Giant Berry Farms's picture
Description: California Giant was built by the dedication of many hard-working individuals committed to one common goal; the perfect berry for our customers. Our family-owned operation was designed so that we control every aspect of berry production to ensure that you rece...
US Home Office, Home/Remote

Jacob's Village Farm's picture
Description: Since 1999 Jacob’s Village Farm has been providing the finest fruits and vegetables throughout the greater New York City area.  From Citrus to Stone Fruit.  Pomegranates to Cucumbers and Bell Peppers. We’re your source for only the best!...
Pasadena, California

Sun Pacific's picture
Description: Sun Pacific began in 1969 with the purchase of 72 acres of oranges in Exeter, California. Today we move over 60 million boxes of oranges, mandarins, kiwi, tomatoes, and table grapes from our farmland in the San Joaquin Valley. We own our land, we control it...
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...