JOB FILLED - Buyer

Job Description: 

As a member of our Procurement Team, this position is responsible for identifying and procuring conventional and organic product for our Retail, Wholesale, and Food Service customers.

Compensation/Salary: 
DOE
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Establish and maintain consistent contact with growers and suppliers
  • Explore sourcing alternatives and new products
  • Communicate consistently and effectively with internal and external partners
  • Recommend and establish strategic sourcing programs specific to customer needs and expectations
  • Work closely with team to ensure we are obtaining the right products, at the best quality available, at the best cost
  • Partner with sales and service managers to support new product/new customer sales
  • Proven business acumen
  • Problem Solving – Demonstrated skill identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner; gathering and analyzing information skillfully; developing alternative solutions; working effectively in group problem solving situation
  • Judgment – Includes appropriate people in decision making process and asks for help when needed
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a professional manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments
  • Ethics – Inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; maintains confidentiality; upholds organizational values
  • Position works in an open office environment with some time spent in a refrigerated warehouse. The majority of the office time is spent at a desk on a computer and/or phone
  • The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned.  As the nature of the business demands change, so too, may the requirements and responsibilities of this position
Qualifications: 
  • High School diploma and minimum of 3-5 years related job experience
  • Familiarity and experience with a wide range of produce items, including local and organic product
  • Knowledge of commodity locations, growing and harvesting practices, packing and repacking, and other produce suppliers, distributers 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
  • Ability to speak and write in English is required

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