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 veteran to join our team in Monterey as a Sourcing Specialist.  This position’s role is to work on behalf of our distributors while collaborating with our account management team and suppliers. Applying candidates must be a willing participant of a cohesive team, embrace multitasking and have superior communication skills with the utmost attention to detail.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Provide value to distributors by sourcing high-quality products at competitive prices.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Requirements: 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in stressful situations
  • Must be able to problem solve with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must possess strong negotiating skills with a high focus on customer service
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Qualifications: 
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Smartsheet a plus!
  • 5-7 Years produce experience
  • Some travel may be required


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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.

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