Growing wholesale company is looking to add a lead produce procurement professional to the team.
Exciting opportunity to work with organization that is over 50 years old and has strong ties with the retail partners they service.
Knowledge of Northeastern / New England market strongly preferred
Must have knowledge of produce specific information such as growing seasons, inflation/ deflation cycles, inventory experience, and knowledge of pricing.
Analyze and monitor sales records, trends, weather/seasons and economic conditions to forecast consumer-buying patterns and determine inventory needs.
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 sales, inventory adjustments and inventory quantities.
Compile weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly inventory and profit reports.
5+ years of experience working in produce wholesale environment a must
Experience working in a retail/supermarket produce environment a plus
Experience buying all produce commodities
Strong negotiation skills
Ability to work closely with sales and distribution leaders.