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Produce Buyer

Summary: As a produce buyer you will be required to understand, participate in, and oversee all aspects of the buying, receiving, and selling process.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • * Act as a primary contact for suppliers. Negotiate and work with suppliers to determine price, quality, and quantity of produce.
  • * Research, monitor, and understand trends in the market.
  • * Identify best source and quality of produce items.
  • * Manage and take responsibility of respective accounts and purchasing decisions.
  • * Inspect all incoming goods alongside the receiving department to ensure they are the agreed upon products, quality, and size ordered.
  • * Daily interaction with warehouse and sales team to stay up to date with condition and quantity of inventory as well as current customer preferences.
  • * Interact with customers on a regular basis to build relationships and understand current customer preferences.
  • * Communicate with receiving department and sales department on a daily basis in order to ensure there is an optimum assortment of products in the warehouse at all times.
  • * Work with sales team to regularly review and maintain an understanding of current market prices in order to stay competitive.
  • * Understand current marketing and promotional strategies of Truong Enterprises, Inc. and maintain awareness of competitor’s promotional activities and pricing

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • * Self-starter and able to manage many tasks at once.
  • * Ability to work with others efficiently.
  • * Organized, detail oriented, and a problem solver.
  • * Ability to effectively communicate with others (in person, over the phone, over email ,etc.), whether it is customers or colleagues or suppliers.
  • * Ability to speak English, bilingual is encouraged (Spanish or Chinese).
  • * Knowledge of using computers.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Chicago, IL 60608

Required experience:

  • Produce: 2 years

Required language:

  • English

Please email the resume to hr@truongent.com

Address - 2300 South Halsted Street. Chicago, IL 60608            Phone - 800-993-1628 or 312-216-2300

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