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Produce Buyer - Confidential #8354

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Job Description: 

About Us:
We are a leading provider of fresh produce and other food products. We are committed to delivering the highest quality and freshest products to our customers.

Job Description:
We are seeking an experienced Produce Buyer to join our team in Fort Worth or Houston, Texas. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the produce market, excellent negotiation skills, and a passion for quality and sustainability. The qualified candidates must be motivated, team-oriented, ambitious self-starter with a proven track record in exceeding established performance standards. The Buyer will be responsible for identifying and procuring conventional and organic products for our Retail, Wholesale, and Food Service customers.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain consistent contact with growers and suppliers.
  • Negotiate contracts, pricing, and terms with suppliers.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with suppliers to ensure the best quality and price.
  • Monitor market trends and adjust purchasing strategies accordingly.
  • Ensure compliance with all food safety and quality standards.
  • Work closely with the sales team to forecast demand.
  • Manage logistics and transportation of produce to ensure timely delivery.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, new products, and competitive pricing.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of Produce Industry or similar field, buying experience.
  • Familiarity and experience with a wide range of produce items, including local and organic products.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and ability to create and follow a business strategy.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills, and the ability to use data to inform solid business practices.
  • Knowledge of commodity locations, growing and harvesting practices, packing, and repacking, and other produce suppliers, distributors and processors.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products, with emphasis in Excel.
  • BS/BA or Associate degree in Business Administration or related field is preferred, not required.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, plus Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, paid Holidays & Paid Time Off.

Location: Fort Worth, TX or Houston, TX.

Job Type: Full-Time    

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their experience.



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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