DiMare Fresh
   

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Produce Buyer/Purchasing Manager
  2. Location: Houston, TX
  3. Number: 9445
  4. Post Date: 1/18/2017
Job description

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.

Primary Responsibility:

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

Requirements:

  • 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.



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