Produce Buyer Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Seeking the position of Produce Buyer in a firm where I will be able to utilize my skills and abilities to maximize profits and customer satisfaction.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience in buying perishable produce for clients
  • Exceptional knowledge of specific growing season for products
  • Remarkable knowledge of buying and pricing systems for produce
  • Ability to communicate with customers and vendors for buying process
  • Ability to procure appropriate product within appropriate pricing
  • Solid understanding of preparing budget and forecast of requirements
  • Ability to hold vendors accountable for follow-through in all aspects

Professional Experience:

Produce Buyer

Reinhart FoodService L.L.C., Foss, OK

August 2012 – Present

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiated for prices of produce and monitored logistic cost of processes.
  • Developed new buying strategies and calculated profitability for business.
  • Monitored and analysed sales data of past years and prepared forecast for coming year.
  • Ensured compliance to quality standards for procurement processes.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with internal and external clients.
  • Monitored activities of merchandise departments and ensured cleanliness always.

Produce Buyer

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., Foss, OK

May 2009 – July 2012

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared reports to track inventory and every service exceptions.
  • Performed negotiation and monitored cost of goods.
  • Ensured efficient delivery of products to stores and distribution centre.
  • Maintained and sanitized every equipment utilized in produce buying process.
  • Coordinated with coordinator and assisted in display of products to facilitate sales.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationships with vendors, brokers and store personnel.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Business

Stetson University, DeLand, FL