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Produce Buyer - Warm Veg Category

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Job Description: 

Who are we?

Fresh Alliance, a Buyers Edge Platform brand, provides procurement services to distributors and foodservice operators with over 50+ years of experience in the fresh category. They procure products directly from 100+ premium grower/shippers and fresh processors, to deliver the best in quality and price. With a commitment to freshness, streamlined logistics, and k-12 services, Fresh Alliance redefines the industry standard, delivering a comprehensive solution and leverages high performance contracts supported by a wide variety of clients. Fresh Alliance is an integral part of the Fresh Division as it directly works with both Fresh Concepts and Produce Alliance providing a direct sourcing and contracting resources to their end user customers.  

This position is based out of either our Salinas, CA or our Suwanee, GA office on a hybrid schedule. We anticipate that this role will travel up to 40% of the time. We are unable to offer work sponsorship for this role. 

Your impact:

The Produce Buyer - Warm Veg Category is a self-motivated, ambitious produce salesperson with experience buying and selling warm vegetables. This person will generate additional business for the brand by working directly with growers and distributors as well as restaurant operators.

  • Make contact with quality customers/distributors to initiate new business
  • Responsible for sales, retention and growth of company assigned customers
  • Receive and confirm purchase orders via e-mail/phone
  • Handle customer claims and collections
  • High volume customer calling is a must
  • Domestic travel required for customer meetings
  • Must have solid relationships with warm veg suppliers
  • Need to be experienced in the consolidation process

About you:

  • Experience buying and selling produce
  • 3-5 years of buying experience in the Warm Veg category preferred
  • Four-year college degree or suitable industry experience preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office applications
  • Must have strong professional communication skills, problem solving skills
  • Constant professionalism and positive company image
  • Willing and able to travel up to 40% of the time

Don’t meet every requirement mentioned here? Studies have shown that women, communities of color and historically underrepresented talent are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Buyers Edge Platform and our subsidiary brands, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we strongly encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this position or others with us!
What's in this for you? 

Amazing coverages to start. Medical, dental, and vision coverages are just the beginning! We also offer ancillary plans, such as flexible spending accounts for both health and dependent care, critical illness, accident, and voluntary life as well as company paid life and long-term-disability plans! On top of this, we also offer a 401(k) plan with company match.
Invest in your success. We will provide you with a thorough training and development program; and offer competitive compensation.
Live well = Work well. Relax with our Personal Responsibility Paid Time Off policy where you don’t have to accrue time off in order to take it! 
Competitive Pay with Commission Potential. Total pay will be based on industry experience and associated industry connections but will start at $75k base salary.
We welcome all.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and


Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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