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Food Service Buyer

Food Service Buyer
A California-based produce wholesaler seeks a passionate food service buyer to assist us in food service initiatives. The ideal candidate is a personable, energetic self-starter and genuinely cares about the produce industry and increasing the consumption of fresh produce.

Objectives
We are looking for a candidate to influence and build relationships within the company. A team member who can problem-solve through critical thinking will thrive in our environment. If you are a team player that can effectively and thoughtfully communicate, takes ownership, and is self-driven, then this is the job for you. Are you seeking to take on a position in a fast-paced environment that allows themselves to grow personally and professionally? Apply today!

Position Responsibilities
• Work with sales, procurement and warehouse personnel
• Fulfill purchasing needs
• Manage supply chain
• Negotiate cost and volumes
• Identify shorts and trends
• Possess a strong understanding of products and their specifications, along with availability, shorts, quality, opportunities and projections
• Communicate and build relationships; collaborate with associates, vendors & customers
• Possess a strong understanding of products and their specifications
• Possess good analytical skills
• Think outside of the box and beyond the tasks at hand
• Openly share success stories and new ideas, as well as offer solutions to other team members throughout the entire organization
• Service focused mindset and mentality
• Team player with grit
• Willingness to work hard to accomplish professional and organizational goals
• Learn new skills and tasks as needed; continuous improvement through reading, consumer engagement and team collaboration
• Forecast company needs
• Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Requirements
• Expertise in products to assist chef/culinary teams
• General food service understanding
• Ability to consistently meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Respectful communicator & people-person
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Work within a team environment; ability to collaborate
• Provide and receive constructive criticism
• Not afraid of a fast-paced work environment. You can handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Business-minded and goal-driven
• Creative problem solver and a quick thinker
• Seeking more than just a job, but a real career

Please submit your resume and cover letter to HR@melissas.com, including the position you are applying for as the subject line for consideration.