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Regional Buyer

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Job Description: 

Markon is seeking a Regional Buyer to join their team.


Develop and help through regional buying from Texas to the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast exercises a high-level commodity expertise and negotiation and problem-solving ability within the assigned commodity Team. Continually strives to meet the needs and expectations of Markon’s Member-Distributors and to provide them with a competitive edge.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following and other duties as may be assigned:

Product Management:

  • Must possess good understanding of grower/shipper base east of the Mississippi River with high concentration in the Southeast, but also good knowledge of Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest
  • Must have truck vegetable, tomato, regional leafy greens and other regional produce background
  • Supported by Markon Salinas office for PO processing and marketing support
  • Markon office is hub for activity
  • Will interface daily with BEK, GFS/NuProduce/Fresh Start and Markon office
  • Programs will meet or exceed current member-operated programs in food safety, quality, cost and performance
  • Quarterly visits to Markon HQ, BEK and GFS/NuProduce/Fresh Start
  • Improve market share and verify through Circana
  • Lower fob cost--improve return to member
  • Increase Markon branded market share
  • Increase branded presence in region
  • Help establish Markon as a coast-to-coast leader
  • Improve Markon regional food safety quality
  • Markon voice and advocate at shows and regional events
  • Develop and improve grower relationships
  • Work with members and Markon marketing for local and regional marketing programs
  • Helps spread and validate Markon's food safety message


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.
Education and/or Experience:

  • Any combination of education and experience allowing for the successful completion of the essential functions.
  • 2-3 years of prior experience working with shippers preferably with Tomato and Bell Peppers.

WORKING CONDITIONS: described here are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Remote in Southeast US
  • The ideal candidate will be located in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee or Alabama.


Moderate-potentially heavy travel regionally and 1-2 times per year nationally

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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