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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.

 
Immokalee, Florida

Oakes Farms's picture
Description: Oakes Farms is one of the largest independently owned agribusiness operations in South Florida. Headquartered in Collier County, Florida, Oakes Farms maintains a diversified portfolio of services that reach a global market and include farming, packing, shippin...
Monterey, California

Pro Act USA's picture
Description: Are you someone who enjoys the fast paced, ever changing produce industry? PRO*ACT is looking for a produce professional to join our team in Monterey as a Sourcing Specialist. As a PRO*ACT Sourcing Specialist you will provide value to distributors by sourcing...
Austin, Texas

Mr. Greens Produce's picture
Description: Founded in 2003, Mr. Greens Produce has grown into a well-known produce distributor currently serving various well-known industries such as restaurants, hotels and institutions. Today, Mr. Greens offers a full line of the finest quality of fresh produce year r...
Vernon, California

Bandwagon Brokerage, Inc.'s picture
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...
Chelsea, Massachusetts

S. Strock and Co., Inc.'s picture
Description: From our horse-drawn wagon days in 1897 when Samuel Strock began selling fruit and vegetables in Boston, S. Strock & Co. has grown to one of the largest and most respected firms supplying the New England region. While there have been many changes in the pa...
Livermore, California

Lipman Family Farms's picture
Description: As America's largest field tomato grower, we love that the fruits of our labor are a part of so many people's daily lives. We’re Earth-conscious family farmers, tomato experts, freshness freaks with a passion to deliver the very best of nature....
Brooklyn, New York

Berry Distribution's picture
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...
Salinas, California

S & S Marketing And Sales, Inc.'s picture
Description: Since 1993, S&S Marketing and Sales, Inc. has been delivering the finest in mixers of fruits (cantaloupes, honeydews, mixed melons, strawberries, grapes, tree fruit and more) and vegetables (lettuce, romaine, leaf lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, g...