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Produce Buyer

Los Angeles, CA

Post Date: 11/16/2017 Job ID: 7934 Discipline: Purchasing Industry: Grocery/Retail Store

Company

Our client, a regional grocery chain in southern California has a new opening for a Produce Buyer to add to their team. This person will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating and procuring produce products for their regional stores.

Your role with the Company

-Maintain inventory and gross margin levels

-Negotiate contracts, terms, prices with suppliers

-Analyze price trends and assess their impact on future activities

-Reviews costs to ensure items purchased are at the lowest cost while meeting quality standards, reliability of source, deliveries and urgency of need

-Interact as a team with sales, warehousing and distribution

-Attend store and buyers meetings to coordinate promotions

Background Profile

-BA/BS Degree preferred

-10+ years of Purchasing experience preferred in a wholesale environment

-Excellent knowledge of a variety of produce;

-Understanding of regulatory requirements (Prop 65, FDA, USDA)

-Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)

-Excellent negotiation, listening, and verbal communication along with excellent writing and

computer skills

-Bilingual Spanish a plus

Community Information

Los Angeles, CA area.

Benefits & Features

-Attractive salary / Bonus

-Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits

-Medical / Dental / Vision

-Great work life balance

-Relocation Available

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

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