Four Seasons Produce Inc.
   

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Produce Buyer
  2. Location: Ephrata, PA
  3. Number: 9939
  4. Post Date: 11/3/2017
Job description

Job Description

The Produce Buyer will drive the company forward through strong management of responsible commodity group. As a Buyer, your key responsibility is to create opportunities on a daily and weekly basis by anticipating markets to maximize selling opportunities.

 

  • Work directly with current vendors, as well as, building new vendor relationships in order to source opportunities for our retail and wholesale chain accounts.

  • Place daily calls to our vendors to discuss availability, market trends, and pricing for all commodities – Both conventional and organic.

  • Negotiate FOB and delivered pricing with our vendors in order to hit price targets for our customers.

  • Offer opportunities daily on all commodities for weekly, monthly, and seasonal deals.

  • Entering PO’s and managing inventory level.

  • Collaborate with Buying, Sales, Packing, Transportation, Operations, and Quality Control staff to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

  • Manage assigned commodity group to service our sales team and customer base.

  • Set a consistent example in leadership style, communication and integrity.

  • Present opportunities to the sales team in our weekly meetings along with sharing market information on assigned commodities.

Schedule:

  • Full-time, Monday-Friday; 6:30am-4:30pm - Every 8th week, Saturday and Sunday rotation; half day shifts, 8am-12pm with following Tuesday off. This is a salaried position.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of retail produce management, sales and/or buying experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related discipline preferred, but not required.

  • Knowledge of USDA standards.

  • Knowledge of PACA laws.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Proven ability to effectively negotiate and build strong partnerships.

  • Solid computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office software (specifically Excel)

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication 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.


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



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