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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.

 
Chelsea, Massachusetts
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DiSilva Fruit's picture
Description: DiSilva Fruit, part of the Arrowfarms family of companies is a wholesale distributor and value added re-packer headquartered in Chelsea, Massachusetts specializing in organic and conventional produce.

We are offering an amazing opportunity for a...
Vineland, New Jersey

Seashore Fruit and Produce's picture
Description: Since 1908, Seashore Fruit and Produce Co. has served the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware area with unparalleled quality, commitment to service and competitive pricing.  Seashore is positioned to service the needs of our valued customers.  Tod...
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 partners hol...
Plant City, Florida

Always Fresh Farms's picture
Description: Always Fresh Farms is your year-round supplier of berries, citrus, and melons. Our values are based on being the leader in marketing quality produce, grown in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Our goal is to provide the highest level of serv...
Riverside, California

Calavo Growers, Inc.'s picture
Description: Calavo Growers, Inc. is a global avocado-industry leader. The company also procures and markets diversified fresh produce items, ranging from tomatoes to tropical produce.  An expanding provider of value-added fresh food, the company's Calavo Foods bu...

Confidential - Texas's picture
Description: We are a fast growing, profitable, privately held Fresh Cut Produce company. We sell to multiple channels regionally in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Our organization has one of the most talented leadership teams in the country. We have a collaborative, team...
Phoenix, Arizona

Peddler's Son's picture
Description: We are your trusted culinary partner, delivering ingredients for life since 1988. Because when you grow, we grow!

We believe in the philosophy of fresh. Rooted in homegrown service we grow partnerships that fuel our community.

We...
Capac, Home/Remote, Capac, Michigan

Mike Pirrone Produce's picture
Description: Mike Pirrone Produce Inc is a fourth-generation produce grower, broker and shipper that was founded in 1951. We have made a mission of packing and selling some of the most sought after conventional and organic produce in the midwestern United States.
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Salinas, California

Markon's picture
Description: From its headquarters in Salinas, Markon Cooperative, Inc. provides fresh produce purchasing, logistics, information and marketing services exclusively to its five member distributors (Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Gordon Food Service Canada, Nichol...
Greensboro, North Carolina

Foster Caviness's picture
Description: Wow! A lot of people want you! So why would you want us instead of them? Because at Foster Caviness, you have the ability to influence not just our Procurement Department, but the company as a whole. And you get to do it with some really cool and talented peop...
Home Remote near C...Home/Remote, Home Remote near C...Illinois, Home Remote near C...Maryland, Home Remote near C...Texas

Imperfect Foods's picture
Description: Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers...
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...
Arvin, with some w...California

Wysocki Family of Companies's picture
Description: The Wysocki Family of Companies is a vertically integrated, Midwest-based agricultural company specializing in the production, packaging, marketing and sale of potatoes and onions. Wysocki Family of Companies consists of RPE, Paragon Potato Farms and Wysocki P...
Canby, Oregon

Caruso Produce, Inc.'s picture
Description: Caruso Produce is a local, family-owned produce wholesaler founded by the Caruso family in 1945 and still led by Sam Caruso today. In the last 85+ years it has grown into one of the region’s top wholesalers.

We have an immediate opportunit...
Boynton Beach, Florida

Confidential - Boynton Beach, FL's picture
Description: We have been in business going on 29 years in the Produce Business with a constant XXXX B rating in the Blue Book along with being Red Book Character Award winners for many years. We have long term relationships with the growers and shippers across the country...
Boynton Beach, Florida

Confidential - Boynton Beach, FL's picture
Description: We are one of the leading Brokers, Shippers, Importers, of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in the USA for the past 28 years.

We are searching for experienced produce brokers selling produce to Retail Chains, Food Service, Wholesalers and Processors,...
Warrendale, Pennsylvania

Paragon Foods's picture
Description: Paragon Foods is the premier distributor of fresh and specialty foods to the restaurant and foodservice industry in Western Pennsylvania. The company operates an 88,000 square foot distribution facility in Warrendale, PA, located 18 miles north of Pittsburgh....
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...
San Francisco, California

Earl's Organic Produce's picture
Description: Do you eat food every day? Wow, so do we!

Do you want to commit yourself wholeheartedly to supporting organic agriculture while building a life of trusting and trusted relationships? Wow, so do we!

Do you have a self-propelled, ra...
Portland, Oregon

Pacific Coast Fruit Company's picture
Description: Pacific Coast Fruit Company is a local, family owned produce distributor that has proudly served our Pacific Northwest retail, wholesale and food service customers since 1977. We are now one of the largest independent produce distributors in the Northwest with...