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 located in Brooklyn, New York. The company has experienced tremendous success as a result of its tireless dedication to providing excellent customer service and high-quality products to the Northeast region.
We are now offering an amazing opportunity for a Produce Buyer to join our team in Brooklyn, NY.
Overall responsibilities require experience with procurement/supply chain management, sourcing products, negotiating prices, quality, and securing freight to meet the strategic goals of the company.
Must have expertise in managing and negotiating supplier contracts by maintaining and building existing and new grower/shipper relationships, while demonstrating excellent communication and relationship building skills.
Must be proficient in driving continuous cost reductions by negotiating pricing and managing inventory levels.
The ideal candidate will have:
- 3 to 5 years experience purchasing fresh Produce, with an emphasis on Berries, Tomatoes, and Citrus.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Highly organized with proven ability to multi-task and prioritize accordingly.
- Strong Analytical, problem-solving and negotiation skills.
- Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships.
Must work well with minimal supervision, be a self-starter with great attention to detail with a passion for coaching and development and the ability to have fun!
We offer a competitive compensation package and a wonderful place to work.