Buyer

Sunrise Fresh Produce • Jacksonville, FL 32277

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

TITLE OF POSITION: Buyer

DEPARTMENT: Procurement

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: General Manager

DATE SUBMITTED: August 2018

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible for securing cost-effective, quality product. The position is also responsible for the timely planning, scheduling of receipt, and inventory control of the products as assigned. Must have a minimum of 5 years of produce experience. Strong commodities knowledge of all produce categories.

* Responsible for maintaining proper inventory levels of assigned commodities. Assure that quality product is available at competitive cost. Work as a team with sales, warehousing, distribution and logistics. Monitor product forecast, market trends and suppliers to determine future prices and availability.

* Secure and analyze quotations; negotiate prices and terms with suppliers; and recommend suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.

* Confer with existing vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.

* Must possess good knowledge of fresh produce including seasonality and geography of fresh produce supply.

* Maintain awareness of market trends, technology and food safety.

* Minimize shrinkage/spoilage of fresh fruits and vegetables.

* Excellent computer skills, word, excel, 10-key and must be able to prepare purchase orders or bid requests as required.

* Good communication and analytical skills.

* Communicate with vendors to find out status of an order booking, loading, tracking, receiving.

* Contact vendors regarding discrepancies with quantity and quality.

* Interface with all departments and resolve problems and issues. Must be able to build teams and establish relationships.

* Communicate favorable purchasing opportunities to management.

* Must be able to work minimum 40 hours a week and some Saturdays as business requires, rotating schedules at times. Open availability and ability to work varied hours with early start times. Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with minimal supervision and meet deadlines.

SKILLS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

* Bachelor's degree preferred (but not required) with emphasis in business administration, economics, and/or management with three to five years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials control experience in a wholesale/produce environment.

* Personal computer skills, mainframe operations as relates to procurement, related software, and knowledge of purchasing/accounting processes required. Must have excellent written communications skill set.

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