Senior Produce Buyer

Last update 2023-12-01
Expires 2024-01-01
ID #1930810347
Senior Produce Buyer
New Zealand, Gisborne, Gisborne,
Modified November 20, 2023


A strong and growing produce company is seeking a Senior Buyer for their team! This position will be in office and in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities: Manage and maintain 3rd party contracts in an efficient and cost-conscious manner. Establish new, as well as develop, and maintain existing relationships with growers and brokers. Ensure weather conditions are reviewed, complete market forecasting, and report to appropriate staff. Stay up to date on Market conditions and buy accordingly. • Reporting responsibility ensuring accuracy and timeliness. Update pricing to ensure accuracy and any/all adjustments are accounted for; assist with quotes. Ensure specialty pre-orders and orders are taken care of. Continuously source and evaluate new potential vendors/suppliers/growers. Research and investigate inquiries on unusual or specialty items. Assist with follow up on orders, billing and discrepancies. Communicate price and product updates. Identify and lead special projects as required. Physically check quality and quantity of all products purchased. Analyze and monitor sales records, trends, weather/seasons and economic conditions to anticipate consumer-buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed. Produce specific information such as growing seasons, inflation/deflation cycles, inventory experience, and knowledge of pricing. Establish and adjust selling prices by monitoring costs, competitive factors and supply and demand while also working with sales staff to obtain information about customer specific needs and preferences. Examine, select, order, and purchase products at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, and other established factors. Responsible for the management of perishable inventory purchased by daily review of item usage, sales, inventory adjustments, and the creation of purchase orders to replenish inventory. Oversee negotiation of contract pricing and structured FOBs by commodity weekly within given timetables to ensure value, quality, availability, and food safety. Prepare and keep record of required Contract, Food Safety documentation. Maintain, initiate and continually develop relationships with suppliers. Tactical management of the produce procurement and inbound transportation supply chains. Requirements: College degree or requisite industry experience required. 3rd Party Contract experience is a plus. FOB experience is a plus. Possess think-outside-the-box capabilities; be a superior communicator and have strong analytical skills. 4+ years produce experience, strong product knowledge and identification skills. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Technically savvy, able to work with and optimize multiple software packages such as Microsoft Office and Produce Pro (including ForecastPro). Proficient in advanced analytical skills and ability to forecast based on wide variety of complex and changing variables. Specific skills using Microsoft Excel, such as PivotTables, to analyze large volumes of data. Self-motivated and solution minded. Organized, detail oriented, able to multitask Compensation: Strong compensation offered plus bonus and benefits based on experience Please contact Katie, ****** Position Contact Katie Settle Apply to this job Email Phone I agree to submit my information to Produce Careers, Inc. My information will be saved confidentially in the Produce Careers database. Produce Careers may contact me for potential job opportunities, general networking, or other correspondence. #J-18808-Ljbffr

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior produce buyer

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