Procurement Specialist

  • Vineland, NJ, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our client is a leading supplier of fresh-cut and frozen produce, as well as specialty prepared refrigerated foods and purees. They are in need of a Procurement Specialist. This role is responsible for the negotiation and purchase of fresh produce, ingredients, and/or packaging materials.

Job Description

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with vendors
  • Understanding commodity market conditions
  • Negotiating pricing
  • Monitoring inventory levels, 
  • Reordering at optimum time and price, 
  • Troubleshooting issues, and negotiating transportation prices. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-4 years of purchasing experience, preferably in the fresh produce industry
  • Strong, advanced Excel skills
  • ERP systems knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience negotiating commodities, contracts, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Collaborative, team player; internally and externally
  • Results focused individual with strong initiative
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment balancing multiple tasks

Additional Information

Great company culture and benefits!