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Produce Purchasing Manager

Waterbury, CT 06701

Posted: 03/08/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 22136

Job Description

Looking to make a career switch to a company that is a leading distributor in the food industry? We are looking for a Produce Purchasing Manager that values safety and strives to improve production. This opportunity comes with great benefits like PTO, health, vision, and dental insurance. Does this position match your future career goals? Then this Produce Procurement Manager could be the right fit for you.

Responsibilities:
  • The Produce Purchasing Manager will ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Coordinate and direct sales and marketing strategies, this includes budget and advertising campaigns.
  • The Produce Purchasing Manager will oversee the daily activities of the outside sales team.
  • Mediate and take corrective actions to resolve issues.
  • Develop recruiting plans to secure new clients and vendors.
  • Stay in communication with trade agencies, customers, and employees.
  • Hold sales training on updated information.
  • Develop event plans for advertising campaigns, food shows, and corporate events.
  • Participate in corporate industry events.
  • The Produce Purchasing Manager will assist in developing corporate policy and ensure they are implemented.
  • Promote the company and its products to increase sales and meet expectations.
  • Develop action plans with sales team on ad campaigns and adjust plan when necessary to increase profits.
  • Schedule daily interactions with company‚Äôs chain business.

Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED, Associates Degree is a plus.
  • 8+ years of retail food experience, with 5 years of experience in management.
  • Must have merchandising and warehouse experience.
  • Knowledge of products in the floral and produce industry.
  • Knowledge of AS400, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Required to attend company events.
  • Strong itinerary and strategic planning skills for sales growth
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic.

Benefits:
  • Direct Hire
  • Health insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • PTO

Salary $72K-$85K annually

Ask for: Venice Turner

Job Id: 22136

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