DiMare Fresh is seeking a seasoned Full-line Fresh Produce Buyer/Purchasing Manager with experience with both domestic and imported product to join the team in our Houston, TX service center.
This position will source and procure product, both domestic and imported, at the best available price and quality to ensure availability of product at acceptable profitability.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Sourcing and procuring fresh produce for foodservice and cruise line customers
- Establishing source contracts for multiple products
- Monitoring inventory levels and ensuring replenishment at best price and quality
- Development of grower relationships and enhancement of existing relationships
- Transportation coordination
- Establishing freight contracts
- Trucks, rail & intermodal
- Lot management
- Extensive knowledge of and contacts within the fresh produce industry
- 3+ years of proven experience in full line fresh produce procurement in both the US and international markets
- FOB buying and foodservice experience
- Ability and experience to establish Source contracts
- Demonstrated ability to professionally and effectively negotiate pricing and resolve issues
- Strong working knowledge of logistics
- Excellent communication and negotiation abilities
- Excellent computer skills
- College degree preferred
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.