SummaryTo use personal knowledge to oversee all procurement of fresh produce purchases from around the world. Manage the personnel involved in procurement
Experience Must have at least ten years fresh produce procurement experience Must have at least five years in-store grocery retail experience. Must have at least ten years of hands on management experience preferably within the produce industry including remote offices. The ability to understand different customer specs for product. Complete understanding of PACA laws and procedures. Must be a strong, clear communicator. Need to have good management skills and a proven leader. Strong organizational abilities while multi-tasking. A builder of relationships. Honest, good reputation within the industry. Quick problem solver in a way that makes all parties content.
Job description The position is 24/7, on call all the time. 30% travel is required. Manage the procurement and QC teams to insure the best possible product is purchased and sent to our customers at the best cost. Understand contractual buying versus open market negotiations. Coordinate with the support team to insure timely interaction with the procurement team and customers. Interact with key customers and develop strong relationships with open communication to the customers and the upper management of our company. Control budgets to stay within a target range.