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JOB FILLED - Purchasing Manager - Confidential #8032

Job Description: 

We are seeking a Purchasing Manager to manage west coast purchasing. This position requires a deep knowledge of the produce industry, including market trends, quality standards, and pricing. Job is IN HOUSE (NOT REMOTE) Located in central North Carolina.


  • Proven experience as Purchasing Manager with familiarity with sourcing and vendor management.
  • Able to manage a broad range of products in different stages of development.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and growers to obtain the best possible pricing, terms, and conditions for purchasing.
  • Monitor external market conditions and gather market intelligence to determine the organization’s growth opportunities.
  • Manage inventory levels of all items, ensuring adequate supplies while minimizing waste and spoilage.
  • Collaborate with sales and operations to ensure alignment on procurement strategies and objectives.
  • Set pricing guidelines, discounts, and promotional programs and evaluate account performance.
  • Excellent networking, relationship building and presentation skills.


  • 7-10 years of experience
  • Must have strong contacts with fruit and vegetable retailers, growers, and other supply chain partners in CA, AZ, and NM.
  • Strong relationships with potato and fruit retailers, growers, and other supply chain partners in ID and WA.  
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build strong relationships with suppliers and growers.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Produce Pro experience preferred.

If you are a result driven motivated purchasing professional and meet the above requirements, we encourage you to apply for this exciting position.

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