Commodity Buyer (Produce) - Los Angeles, Santa Cruz or Sacramento in Los Angeles CA

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Responsible for continuously identifying and determining optimum sources of produce supply.  Manage DC service levels, make purchasing decisions and manage process for order fulfillment.


  1. Procure the highest quality fresh produce commodities as assigned seasonally, considering price, availability, supply support, fill rate and loading location.
  2. Gather market information and publish to buyers, sales teams and quality assurance throughout the company.
  3. Monitor business trends, including suppliers’ prices, quality, delivery and service performance; communicate Albert’s supplier performance expectations, make recommendations for process improvement and apply supplier accountability.
  4. Communicate favorable purchasing opportunities to maximize sales & gross profit dollars and minimize cost of goods sold.
  5. Leverage product cost by negotiating market advantages based on Albert’s total volume. 
  6. Contribute to the national promotions program in establishing supplier promotions support and ensuring supplier participation.
  7. Responsible for processes in gathering updated organic and food safety certifications for assigned suppliers. 
  8. Support established logistical procedures to facilitate efficient product arrival.
  9. Seek opportunity spot buys.
  10. Maintain purchasing system to ensure data integrity and accuracy, including UPC codes.
  11. Maintain awareness of and educate team on marketing trends, technology and food safety.
  12. Maintain awareness of Albert’s Organics’ marketing strategies and competitive advantages.
  13. Manage product arrival issues and achieve equitable resolution between receivers and shippers.
  14. Assist in securing supply by determining company needs and negotiation.
  15. Assist in training and mentoring new commodity buyers.
  16. Responsible for following policy and procedures outlined in the Albert’s recall plan.
  17. Perform all duties and responsibilities in a highly ethical manner and in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Expire in: 
60 Days

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Albert's Organics, Inc

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