Associated Wholesale Grocers

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Buyer, Produce
  2. Location: Kansas City, KS
  3. Number: 9477
  4. Post Date: 2/7/2017
Job description

AWG is looking for an experienced produce buyer to join the team in our Kansas City, KS location! AWG is a retailer-owned cooperative serving over 4,000 retail member stores with a complete assortment of grocery, fresh meat, fresh produce, specialty foods, health care, and general merchandise items. Through an extensive distribution network and nine distribution centers, AWG and its subsidiaries deliver in over 40 states.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop a network of local and F.O.B. suppliers, growers, and shippers who can provide the highest quality produce at a competitive price
  • Inventory manage 2—3 key categories for multiple AWG divisions
  • Ensure only quality product is received and shipped by AWG
  • Provide weekly list of possible ad items to AWG division Produce Sales Managers
  • Be aware of special opportunities to purchase product that would lend itself to volume merchandising
  • Provide weekly pricing information to the divisions
  • Assist in development of weekly produce bulletin to provide members with market product information, merchandising ideas, and other helpful information
  • Develop program that permits AWG to meet turn needs as well as provide sufficient supply to fill orders
  • Source "spot buy" items for members to help drive increments/sales and enhance gross profit
  • Achieve targeted goals for sales, turns, service level & credits
  • Check quality in warehouse when possible
  • Communicate market conditions and changes regularly and on a timely basis with Executive Director Field Procurement

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree or 5 years produce experience
  • Produce Retail Experience/Buyer Training
  • Product knowledge of produce items, accounting principles, communication skills
  • Knowledge of warehouse functions, billing and receiving procedures
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Read and understand pertinent data
  • Perform mathematical calculations

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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