Berry Buyer at Harold Crawford Company Inc. - Joe Produce | Produce Jobs, Produce Careers, Agriculture Jobs, Agriculture Careers

Berry Buyer

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Job Description: 
Harold Crawford Companies has a long history in the produce industry. We source a full range of the highest quality fruits and vegetables. We are looking for a professional to join our team of seasoned experts.
Our current opportunity is for a Berry Buyer to join our team in Prunedale, CA.
In this role, you will be responsible for procuring, selecting, inspecting, and purchasing berries for sale while maintaining optimum inventory levels to fulfill customer demand and service levels. Produce Buyers are expected to locate supply sources, develop grower relationships, negotiate pricing, secure freight, analyze buying trends and understand market conditions to meet company objectives.
This includes building and maintaining customer and vendor relations and managing purchasing decisions to ensure 100% on-time delivery of the best quality products at a competitive cost. You will negotiate pricing and volumes with vendors and coordinate and manage transportation as needed. This position will require some travel to visit suppliers and industry events. 
The person we’re looking for has:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess strong analytical skills.
  • Must have a solid ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Deal firmly but fairly with a high degree of integrity in all transactions.
  • Always represent our company and customers professionally.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of produce commodities, vendors, market pricing factors, quality indicators, and PACA laws.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office programs).
  • Experience in produce and berry knowledge is a plus.
  • Competitive base salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • 401k with a 5% match
  • Company vehicle
  • Vacation

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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