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Sourcing Specialist

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Job Description: 

Are you someone who enjoys the fast paced, ever changing produce industry?

PRO*ACT is looking for a produce professional to join our team in Monterey as a Sourcing Specialist.

As a PRO*ACT Sourcing Specialist you will provide value to distributors by sourcing high-quality products at competitive prices. Applying candidates must be a willing participant of a cohesive team, embrace multitasking and have superior communication skills with the utmost attention to detail.

Position Highlights:

  • Excellent Pay and Generous Benefits
  • Exceptional Team Oriented Culture
  • Casual Attire and all-around FUN place to work!


  • Maximize incentive programs by sourcing from respective supplier base; balance incentives with product quality and price to maximize benefits.
  • Source and price P.O.s in a timely manner.
  • Forecast market trends, product quality, availability and seasonal transitions; communicate to internal team and distribution network.
  • Provide sourcing price comparisons as directed by department leadership.
  • Ensure order fulfillment by utilizing data and reports to hold supplier partners accountable.
  • Network and collaborate with internal team, distributor procurement and sales teams and suppliers to grow business.
  • Build customer loyalty by working within each customer’s parameters (supplier preferences, quality needs, desired prices/incentives and timing requirements) to match them with the suppliers best suited to their needs.
  • Visit suppliers, attend industry events and/or participate in annual sales & procurement conferences.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge and expertise on all assigned products.
  • Serve in “on-call” rotation: manage after-hours emergencies; communicate outcomes and/or additional needs with procurement; manage customer expectations throughout the process.
  • Assist Account Managers as necessary.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Experience/Education/Skill Set:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 8+ Years produce experience required
  • 2+ Year relevant experience as a Sourcing Specialist, Buyer or other procurement professional preferred
  • Proficient in Excel and Word required
  • Familiarity with Smartsheets preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment required
  • Ability to effectively communicate in stressful situations required
  • Ability to problem solve with minimal oversight required
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team required
  • Strong negotiating skills with a high focus on customer service required
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written required


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Wellness Plan
  • Paid Time Off

PRO*ACT is America’s leading distributor of fresh produce to the fresh food industry, utilizing its network of over 50 distribution companies operating over 70 third-party inspected, independently owned distribution centers across the United States and Canada. PRO*ACT sources perishable product from premier local, national and regional suppliers and markets a one-call solution to fresh food operators who benefit from PRO*ACT’s category cost management through commodity contract pricing, in-house consultation services, and integrated produce program distribution management.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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