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Produce Buyer

Company: Four Seasons Produce, Inc.
Location: Atglen
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Essential Functions

  • Work directly with current vendors, as well as building new vendor relationships; to source opportunities for our retail and wholesale chain accounts
  • Place daily calls to our vendors to discuss availability, market trends and pricing for ancillary products such as pre-packaged dressings, dips, and fresh cuts.
  • Negotiate FOB and delivered pricing with our vendors, as well as annual contracts to hit price targets for our customers
  • Offer opportunities daily on all commodities for weekly, monthly, and seasonal deals
  • Manage inventory and push items for dated product to reduce shrink
  • Enter PO's and manages inventory levels
  • Collaborate with Buying, Sales, Packing, Transportation, Operations and Quality Control staff to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction
  • Set a consistent example in communication and integrity
  • Present opportunities to the sales team in our weekly meetings along with sharing market information on assigned commodities Required Education, Training, or Certification(s)
    • High school diploma or equivalent Experience and Skills
      • 5 or more years of retail produce management, sales and/or buying experience preferred
      • Exceptional customer service and communication skills
      • Proven ability to effectively negotiate and build strong partnerships
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (specifically Excel)
      • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
      • Financial analysis skills and understanding of how purchase price impacts gross profit margins
      • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple priorities and make sound decisions
      • Previous experience in a fast-paced and demanding work environment Preferred Qualifications
        • Bachelor's degree in Business or related discipline preferred
        • Knowledge of USDA standards (preferred)
        • Knowledge of PACA laws (preferred)

Keywords: Four Seasons Produce, Inc., Wilmington , Produce Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Atglen, Delaware

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