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Produce/Food Buyer

Company: N/A

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Pay: N/A

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Name: Sandy Rongstad
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Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

The Produce Buyer will be responsible to drive sales growth with exciting deals, new re-orderable items, all while maintaining appropriate inventory turns and gross margin levels.

Job Requirements


Preferred  Education, Experience, Knowledge and/or Credentials:

  1. BA/BS Degree preferred.

  2. 10+ years of Diverse Purchasing experience preferred.

    1. Excellent knowledge of produce; solid understanding of produce varieties handled in a wholesale operation.

    2. Understanding of regulatory requirements (Prop 65, FDA, USDA...)

      1. Solid under standing of produce procurement.

      2. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)

Ability to:

  1. Possess excellent negotiation, listening, and verbal communication along with excellent writing and computer skills.

  2. Manage, track and control several ongoing pro jects concurrently.

    1. Willing and able to work any hours any days and travel as necessary.

    2. Exhibit strong ability to analyze data, make judgments and develop reports.

    3. Be extremely self motivated, take initiative and drive results.

    4. Multi-task and work in fast paced, multiple-priority environment.

    5. Be highly organized and detail oriented.

      1. Ability to be a change agent and not get easily frustrated with external and internal obstacles. Must have the attitude and aptitude to overcome.

      2. Be available to respond to calls on urgent matters, including after business hours, on weekends and holidays if necessary.