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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.

Chico, California

Pro Pacific Fresh's picture
Description: ProPacific Fresh provides local food service distribution and quality customer service across Central & Northern California, Southern Oregon, and Western Nevada. Since PPF’s inception in 1983 we have provided quality fresh products including protein,...
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...
Hollister, California

Berry People, LLC's picture
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...
Phoenix, Arizona

Peddler's Son's picture
Description: Peddlers Son is a well-established Produce and Provisions Distributor serving the State of Arizona. We’re looking for a motivated and energetic Produce Buyer to join our team. If you're experienced and ready to step into this position, we would love...
Dallas or Austin, Texas

Brothers Produce, Inc.'s picture
Description: Over the span of 40 years, Brothers Produce has become the largest produce distributor in Texas. We cover greater Dallas/Ft Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. We distribute a full line of fresh fruits and vegetables,...
Reedley, California

Eastside Packing, Inc.'s picture
Description: Eastside Packing, Inc. is an independent citrus packing, cold storage, and shipping facility in Reedley, California.  We are a family owned operation with roots going back over 100 years and four generations in the farming, packing, and sales of fresh fru...