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Job Description: 
Sunrise Produce Company is a dynamic leading wholesale produce distribution company in Southern California, providing customers with the freshest line of fruits, vegetables, specialty items available daily. We are currently seeking a Buyer for our Day and Night shift to join our company, located in Fullerton, CA.
The Buyer is responsible for the profitable procurement and timely delivery of products assigned to them. The Buyer works closely with Sales Team to achieve goals of the company. Acquires product in accordance with all policies and procedures established by the company.
  • Reviews all product costs and marketing plan to ensure items purchased are at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need to meet marketing plan.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with brokers, vendors, store operations, distribution center and division office personnel.
  • Reviews and analyzes daily and weekly reports to check service levels and inventory turns, adjust as needed.
  • Buyer has the responsibility, and is not limited to, sending purchase orders, receiving confirmation of orders, requesting documentation from suppliers, and maintain an organized filing system.
  • Find and negotiate pricing, quality and delivery terms with suppliers, to improve quality and profitability.
  • Resolve poor quality product issues, delivery issues, set up returned authorizations, invoice discrepancies.
  • Evaluate customer requests for new products and/or modifications and coordinate specific requests and/or proprietary products with the sales force.
  • Coordinate with transportation department regarding FOB pick-ups.
  • Buyer must know and follow the company’s polices (such as buying organic or giving priority to local growers) when purchasing produce.
  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety, sanitation and food security involving procurement of products.
  • Manage and maintain proper inventory/par levels.
  • Manage and maintain all P.O.'s through receiving.
  • Experience Level: Minimum of 2+ years of Purchasing or Vendor Management experience in a Food Service industry.
  • Proficiency in Produce Pro required, including ability to utilize spreadsheets, macros, and supply chain systems.
  • Working knowledge of procurement, planning, and inventory management practices.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, experience in taking initiative and making appropriate decisions.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective business relationships within and outside the company as well as mentor assigned buyers.
  • Must have the ability to represent the Company’s’ interests in negotiations with outside professionals and suppliers.
  • Ability to concentrate and deal with frequent interruptions.
Our Company offers great benefits to the qualified candidate:
  • Med/Den/Vis/401k/Life Ins/Vac.
Must pass a Drug Screen and Physical
Must be eligible to work in the United States

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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