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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.

 
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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A&A Produce's picture
Description: We have a great team of people and are seeking a rockstar Produce Warehouse Manager with Buying experience to join the team!  Responsibilities & Duties:  Excellent supervisory and communication skills, extraordinary customer ser...
Vernon, California
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Bandwagon Brokerage, Inc.'s picture
Description: Established in 1988, 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 the world. As the A...
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Healthy Avocado, Inc.'s picture
Description: Healthy Avocado imports avocados from over 20 packing houses in Michoacán, since 2002. We enjoy a strong reputation for fast payments and fair dealings. Our sales volume is 1100 trucks and we plan to add limes to offer our customers this season. W...
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Description: SUMMARY: Support Markon’s Purchasing Team through regional buying primarily east of the Mississippi River. Possesses a high-level commodity expertise and negotiation and problem-solving ability. Continually strives to meet the needs and expectations...
Calexico, California

Altar Produce's picture
Description: Come and be part of our team!    We are looking for a highly talented and autonomous individual for the position of the buyer of  fresh products (procurement) with experience, who is ready to enter a leading company in  Asparagus a...
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wholesale Produce Supply Company's picture
Description: POSITION SUMMARY: This role will require the ability to have or ability to quickly learn the Category as a whole, and the costs, margins, and players. The Category Buyer will work closely with our growers, account managers, to deliver year-round success....
Los Angeles, California

Shasta Produce's picture
Description: Shasta Produce is a full line, high quality produce company that services Northern and Central California. Founded in 1986, Shasta Produce has been expanding its services for over 35 years to meet the needs of our customers as well as the distribution needs of...
Atlanta, Georgia

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Description: Royal Fresh Cuts, is the sister company to Royal Food Service. Royal Fresh Cuts was founded in 2013 as a way to provide customers with a line of premium fresh-cut produce. Visit our website for more details about our company: https://www.royalfreshcuts.co...
Austin, Texas

The Fredericksburg Peach Co.'s picture
Description: The Fredericksburg Peach Company LLC is a subsidiary company of The Great TASTE OF TEXAS Inc.  Established in 1984, the company is located just west of Austin, TX in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  As a grower and shipper of locally grown fre...

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Description: This is an opportunity to join an emerging company as a Senior Purchasing and Supply Manager. You will play  a key role in the development and building of their brand and purchasing team! They have a well-developed vision and strategy and are seeking s...