Regional Produce Buyer

Sun Basket Published: May 18, 2017
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Farm / Organics /

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Description

~ We believe food should taste good first, and do good always. From our 100% recyclable box to the pristine organic food inside it, we create each Sun Basket with unbelievable care. Because good food makes life better. ~

Healthy cooking made easy:

  • Organic and non-GMO ingredients & delicious recipes delivered weekly.
  • Family, Gluten-Free, Paleo, and Vegetarian options.

Keep it clean:

  • Organic and non-GMO produce harvested at the peak of freshness.
  • Humanely raised, antibiotic and hormone-free meat, and seafood approved by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Watch List.
  • Nutritionist-approved recipes including Omnivore, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Vegetarian options.

Position Overview

Sun Basket, an innovative start up in the meal kit delivery space backed by top-tier investors and led by one of San Francisco's top chefs, is looking to hire an analytical, savvy Regional Produce Buyer to oversee sourcing and purchasing of weekly volumes of organic and conventional produce for our east coast distribution center.
 

Reporting to the head of national procurement, the Regional Produce Buyer will use their passion for produce and negotiating skills to bring in the just-right amount of produce each week, work with regional vendors to get good pricing and on time delivery, and establish relationships with new ones.

Responsibilities

  • Source the highest quality organic and conventional produce while ensuring that products are purchased at a competitive price and delivered on time for production.
  • In cooperation with the Inventory team, maintain accurate inventory levels that meet production needs while minimizing overages and waste.
  • Maintains daily procurement data such as: pricing, UOM, producer, locale, substitutions etc. This includes new produce offerings, farm and description updates.

Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • 3-5 years of experience in produce procurement is required
  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain, B.A. or similar degree is preferred.
  • Solid systems experience and working knowledge of procurement software solutions.
  • Skilled in math, data analysis, and procurement.
  • Demonstrable experience with excel.

Personality and Values:

  • Skilled Negotiator: You're excited to use your knowledge of and passion for produce to get competitive prices for both last-minute and ongoing agreements with vendors.
  • Ready to Grow: The Procurement team is the engine driving Sun Basket’s stupendous growth, and you’re eager and ready for this job to get bigger over time.
  • Innovator with Accountability: You thrive in a culture of experimentation and you use your creativity to hit your targets.

~ Sun Basket is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability with respect to employment opportunities. We value diversity and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. ~

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