JOB FILLED - Buyer II Produce/Floral

Job Description: 

Responsible for negotiating cost and procuring items for specific grouping of categories. Provide guidance to teams regarding product attributes and specifications to ensure brand needs are met.

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college/university or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 5-7 year’s prior industry experience with a focus on produce is required. 
  • Prior experience developing and monitoring quality specifications, performing price comps, and other related experience is preferred as is a working knowledge of warehouse flow, processes, and procedures. 
  • Prior supervisory/managerial experience is also required.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Negotiate costs with approved vendors.
  • Develop strong business relationships with vendors to deliver quality needs at best cost.
  • Meet established procurement goals, such as service levels, merchandise force outs, buyer adjust accounts, buyer/DC loss, turns, and inventory dollars.
  • Develop accurate projected costs and item movement to pricing to support margin projections.
  • Support promotional planning to drive sales.
  • Analyze and create recommendations regarding item trends, seasonal updates, and product supply issues.

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