Workweek: Wednesday - Sunday. (Monday and
Privately held grower, processor, packager, marketer, and
distributor of high-quality produce traditional and organic,
supplying bulk commodities, whole fresh wrap vegetables and
value-added fresh cut packaged retail products. 100+ SKUs,
25,000 farming acres and 5 facilities.
Manage the flow of all assigned produce items both internal and
externally procured from either domestic or imported sources.
Manage sourcing strategy, including contract and negotiation
decisions, to improve quality and profitability. Negotiate
raw product contracts with growers and brokers based on quality
parameters. Facilitate the development of new suppliers in
collaboration with quality assurance in order to help them to reach
the level of excellence required by company standards. Build
grower relations, exclusive where possible, with specific
specifications to Fresh Cut / Fresh Wrap production needs.
Evaluate and select suppliers based on their ability to supply
product in accordance with the organization’s requirements like
quality, contract compliance, and accuracy, among others.
Effectively communicate with suppliers to ensure timely deliveries,
excellent product quality, continuous improvement for cost
reductions and improving lead times. Monitor daily quality
inspection reports with Director of Quality Assurance.
Maintain acceptable inventory levels on all assigned commodities
and be accountable for all daily purchases for assigned
commodities. Work closely with the Chief Performance Officer
and the Client Services staff to secure needed lid pricing, needed
quantities, and forecasted profitability.
Work closely with the Sales Division to ensure all product and
quality levels are maintain and acceptable. Monitor and
control the inventory levels of all assigned commodities and assist
sales in finding suitable solutions for any variances.
Responsible for maintaining budgetary profit margins on assigned
commodities. Prepare assigned commodity update reports of
volume, price, and availability for weekly review.
Select Growers / Shippers who meet company’s Food Safety
requirements, company’s HAACP programs, third party auditors Primus
Labs and CCOF. Must be capable of full traceability of
product. Work with transportation and logistics to ensure the
arrival / travel of the product runs smoothly.
Travel: Periodic to multiple growing regions and to other
company locations throughout the year.
3+ years of Perishable Foods Industry
Working knowledge in areas of handling rejections, PACA rules,
and government regulations regarding the commerce of the fresh
Produce product knowledge, production, distribution, seasonal
availability, advances, and trends.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS
Outlook, SharePoint, Famous.