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Los Angeles, CA
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
-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
-Bilingual Spanish a plus
Los Angeles, CA area.
Benefits & Features
-Attractive salary / Bonus
-Holiday / Vacation Pay / Retirement Benefits
-Medical / Dental / Vision
-Great work life balance