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.

 
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Taylor Farms Colorado's picture
Description: Taylor Farms Colorado is located in Colorado Springs, CO. We supply value added products and repack tomatoes to the rocky mountain region.

We are looking for an individual that is hard working, embraces challenges, an effective communicator, and...
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...
Oakland, Florida

Veggifruit, Inc's picture
Description: Veggifruit, Inc. is a well-established, full-service brokerage firm of fresh fruits and vegetables across the United States. With offices in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Michigan, we have strong relationships to source fresh product to customers across the cou...