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Director of Grower Relationships and Purchasing

Milwaukee, WI

Post Date: 01/15/2018 Job ID: 8004 Discipline: Purchasing Industry: Produce

About the Company
- Well established provider of a wide variety of fresh produce
- Known for superior service, industry knowledge, and high quality products
- Committed to food safety throughout supply chain

About the Role
- Hands on, Strategic Leader
- Responsible for purchasing produce, materials, and select supplies
- Develop multiple sources by commodity
- Grower centric focus, with ability to communicate market conditions to Sales department
- Work directly with Sales department to manage margins and pricing options
- Manage a team of Inside Sales and Purchasing professionals

About the Community
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin area
- Relocation Supported
- Cost of living below US average

Background Profile
- Experience working with growers to purchase fresh fruit and vegetable commodity products
- Solid understanding of market trends
- Strategic mindset, with ability to time purchases to take advantage of changes in prices, availability, and unusual market conditions
- Ability to manage gross margins and volumes
- Ability to travel up to 20%

Benefits and Features
- Attractive base salary and bonus program
- 401K with company match
- Short term disability
- Comprehensive health, dental, and vision program

Karen Engelmann
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Karen is the recipient of Kinsa’s top rated Customer Service Excellence Award for her care in guiding our clients and candidates through the search and hiring process. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and 10 years of experience in the recruiting industry. Let Karen put her relationships and marketplace knowledge to work for you on your next search for a great food industry job.

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