Buyer II Produce/Floral

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Job Description: 

Responsible for negotiating cost and procuring items for specific grouping of categories. Provide guidance to teams regarding product attributes and specifications to ensure brand needs are met.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Negotiate costs with approved vendors.
  • Develop strong business relationships with vendors to deliver quality needs at best cost.
  • Meet established procurement goals, such as service levels, merchandise force outs, buyer adjust accounts, buyer/DC loss, turns, and inventory dollars.
  • Develop accurate projected costs and item movement to pricing to support margin projections.
  • Support promotional planning to drive sales.
  • Analyze and create recommendations regarding item trends, seasonal updates, and product supply issues.
Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college/university or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 5-7 year’s prior industry experience with a focus on produce is required. 
  • Prior experience developing and monitoring quality specifications, performing price comps, and other related experience is preferred as is a working knowledge of warehouse flow, processes, and procedures. 
  • Prior supervisory/managerial experience is also required.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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