Produce Buyer Resume Samples

A Produce Buyer is responsible for purchasing products to be made into other products or for resale in a retail environment. The job duties included on the Produce Buyer Resume include the following – managing sourcing strategies, including contact and negotiation decisions, improving quality and profitability, managing sourcing strategy and contracts, negotiating raw product contracts with brokers, creating a custom market and sourcing reports, facilitating the development of new suppliers, and selecting suppliers based on their ability to supply the product, and working with other parts of the company to determine volume needs and consumer preference.

Job skills include – expertise in matters related to raw product quality, market trends, and the science of perishable inventory management, knowledge of commodity locations, and distribution; and knowledge of product-specific information, and pricing. A bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, supply chain management, or agricultural business is required.

Produce Buyer Resume example

Produce Buyer Resume

Objective : Seasoned professional team leader in grocery retail with experience in staff recruitment & retention, training & development, performance reviews, promotions, department scheduling, and disciplinary action. Strengths include effective communication skills, attentiveness to details, ability to develop systems to maximize productivity, efficient with multi-tasking, and excellent organizational and mathematical ability.

Skills : Microsoft Outlook, Business Development, Business Strategy, Business Strategy, Business Planning, Forecasting.

Description :

    1. Analyzed past data to identify seasonal trends of price and quantity, developed weekly plan for routine purchases, contacted vendors by telephone and email, and followed order to ensure deliver and customer satisfaction.
    2. Built a strong network with industry leading growers and importers such as Sunkist, Del Monte, and Dole.
    3. Maximized team target of gross profit per case of $4.5, managing proper inventory level.
    4. Solved problems with vendors and customers regarding product quality, coordinating USDA inspectors.
    5. Responded to inquires from customer service staff about seasons, prices, availability and origin of fruit.
    6. Performed opening, mid, and closing duties as assigned.
    7. Ensured accuracy of signs and pricing. 
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    2-5 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Junior
    Education
    Education
    BA In International Studies


    Produce Buyer Resume

    Summary : Over 13 years experience in both perishable and non-perishable food manufacturing environments for multinational companies. Track record for success in sales forecasting, inventory reduction, and sales/marketing communications. Coordinate inventories, promotions and forecasting for multiple locations; handle external audits and analytical problem solving in fast-paced situations.

    Skills : Inventory Management, Communication Skills.

    Description :

      1. Replenished inventory levels for 600,000 sq ft distribution center using SAP purchasing/inventory management system.
      2. Determined quantities of existing items based on analysis of current inventory, upcoming store counts, sales trends, storage costs and market conditions.
      3. Collaborated with Category Manager to evaluate forward buys based on cost increases and/or market fluctuations to ensure in-stock items and to leverage favorable market pricing.
      4. Developed and negotiated contracts for new and alternative products.
      5. Increased sales by 30% within the first 12 months INVENTORY SPECIALIST Responsible for coordinating transportation with Logistics Department to ensure efficiencies within a Point of Origin Purchasing philosophy.
      6. Responsible for maintaining correct cost of goods on purchase orders and customer invoices.
      7. Worked closely with manufacturers and retailers to determine forecasting needs on new items, promotional ads, and seasonality to ensure superior customer service to retailers.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    10+ Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Senior
    Education
    Education
    Bachelor Of Arts


    Produce Buyer Resume

    Objective : To obtain a part-time Produce Buyer position with an emphasis on Sales Support/Office Management utilizing extensive experience and skills. Productive in contributing effectively towards the objectives of a team, and is able to share knowledge, ideas and information.

    Skills : Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Adobe Photoshop, Xora.

    Description :

      1. Managed everyday turn buying along with event buying to support weekly sales plans, seasonal programs, plan-o-gram updates and special buys in multiple distribution centers.
      2. Managed inventory levels in multiple distribution centers to achieve acceptable Product days of supply and turns while minimizing aged and/or dead inventory.
      3. Managed inventory levels at distribution centers to avoid or minimize inventory overages or short dated product at store level.
      4. Managed a high level of communication with all suppliers to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of the ordering process, the completeness of shipments, and on-time deliveries.
      5. Managed a high level of communication with division merchandising teams, General Office Merchandising teams, the Regional Accounting Service Center (RASC), and all distribution centers to include receiving, traffic and inventory control teams.
      6. Managed product recalls or voluntary withdrawals for area of responsibility in a timely manner.
      7. Ensured compliance with governmental agencies that regulate and provide guidelines for the produce industry.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    2-5 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Executive
    Education
    Education
    High School Diploma

    Produce Buyer Resume

    Objective : To obtain the Produce Buyer position for the Southeast Region Division where I can utilize my experience and skills to further serve Gordon Food Service and our customers.

    Skills : Purchasing, Inventory Management.

    Description :

      1. Recognized with Outstanding Guest Service and Outstanding Team Member awards.
      2. Tapped to use my skills as a Produce Specialist, ordering upwards of $100,000 worth of product weekly.
      3. Able to devise efficiencies and minimize shrink, explore seasonality, execute cross-merchandising, and acquire a renewed passion for quality After a year, I was promoted to the role of Associate Team Leader.
      4. Wrote the schedule for 40 team members, processed payroll, oversaw labor and evaluated team financials, and received extensive training in effective leadership e o Taught fundamentals of safety, service, and product knowledge to new hires.
      5. Controlled weekly merchandise planners employee performance reviews/wages, cultivated accountability for high standards, and assisted in interviewing/hiring.
      6. Supervised and coached direct reports in the performance of their duties.
      7. Completed performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    2-5 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Junior
    Education
    Education
    Bachelor Of Arts

    Produce Buyer Resume

    Objective : To obtain a leadership role with a progressive retailer where my communication and great customer service skills can be utilized.

    Skills : Forklift Operator, Power Pallet Jack, Computer Skills.

    Description :

      1. Prepared natural and organic meals.
      2. Educated customers on the differences and benefits of consuming Whole Food products.
      3. Created innovative ideas to spread the word of healthy eating, and living.
      4. Able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
      5. Worked closely with Category Managers to determine proper item selection to be used when developing plan-o-grams for multiple regions.
      6. Immediately reported safety hazards and violations. 
      7. Assisted in the development of produce allocation programs, i.e., planograms.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  2-5 Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Executive
                  Education
                  Education
                  Associate's

                  Produce Buyer Resume

                  Objective : Responsible for Reviewing and resolving pre-books/scan-based issues received from stores or division personnel, may require reordering products or accepting product returns from stores, and also Completing quarterly scorecard to assess whether inventory, service level, and category profitability were attained.

                  Skills : Planning Skills, Detail-Oriented.

                  Description :

                    1. Reviewed acquisition costs to ensure items purchased are at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of the source, and urgency of need.
                    2. Assessed current inventory to determine order quantity.
                    3. Completed forward buy research, analysis, and makes recommendations to Category Manager.
                    4. Completed purchase order input based on review of stock status report and safety stock levels.
                    5. Reviewed monthly display planner to determine what inventory levels are needed to meet ad requirements.
                    6. Conducted post-promotional reviews and analysis to determine if promotional requirements were met and if there were problem areas, develops solutions.
                    7. Conducted logistics planning processes while ordering products to attain the best net product price possible.
                              Years of Experience
                              Experience
                              2-5 Years
                              Experience Level
                              Level
                              Junior
                              Education
                              Education
                              BA In International Studies

                              Produce Buyer Resume

                              Headline : As a Produce Buyer, responsible for Establishing and monitoring a retailer timetable for all store openings and remodels involving the produce department. Coordinating new member transitions in addition to store openings and remodels.

                              Skills : MS Office, Team Work.

                              Description :

                                1. Purchased and Sold over 1.5 million cases per year.
                                2. Accomplished an average of 31% increase in the tomato category sales at Spartan Retail Stores due to a new plan-o-gram and variety scale that was implemented at the store level.
                                3. Budgeted inventory levels, utilizing system tools to analyze and react to trends.
                                4. Had customer service level rates of an average of 97.2% Negotiated daily pricing Accomplished New Growth and Sales budget.
                                5. Purchased fresh, organic produce for both distribution centers in the Great Lakes region.
                                6. Maintained inventory and freshness on 150 items on a diurnal schedule while also managing shrink in the most cost-effective way.
                                7. Communicated with vendors and producers to receive the highest quality products in a timely fashion has been the most rewarding.
                              Years of Experience
                              Experience
                              5-7 Years
                              Experience Level
                              Level
                              Junior
                              Education
                              Education
                              BS In Leadership And Development

                              Produce Buyer Resume

                              Objective : Objective is to hold a position that allows me to bring my account management experience to the table and grow the category or business with the exchange of ideas improving upon an already sound business foundation.

                              Skills : Fork-Lift certified, Time management.

                              Description :

                                1. Forecasted inventory levels based off movement or sales.
                                2. Purchased, ordered supplies as needed.
                                3. Managed trends, seasonal up and down swings.
                                4. Ensured my trucks get loaded and arrive on time.
                                5. Made regular planned store calls to support the growth of profitable sales while serving as a liaison and communicator between the customer and the company.
                                6. Interpreted the store departmental financial and operating statements and advising members on the strengths and weaknesses within the operation.
                                7. Performed necessary analysis and planning to assure that the produce merchandising goals, objectives and priorities for assigned members are established and met within time limits.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      2-5 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      MS

                                      Produce Buyer Resume

                                      Headline : To establish a long-term career in a company where I may utilize my Produce Buyer professional skills and knowledge to be an effective Associate Program Manager and inspiration to those around me.

                                      Skills : Excel, Training Skills.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Provided support as a member of the Produce team to include receiving and preparing product, maintaining the Produce floor and displays, and selling product in support of WFM standards. 
                                        2. Performed all functions related to breaking down deliveries and stocking shelves. 
                                        3. Assisted Team Leader in organizing and displaying volume and seasonal items. 
                                        4. Monitored and prevented spoilage and communicates waste to buyers, Team Leaders, and shift supervisor. 
                                        5. Completed spoilage, sampling, temperature, and sweep worksheets as required. 
                                        6. Assisted with periodic inventory checks. 
                                        7. Arrived to work station on time, appropriately groomed, dressed and ready to work.
                                        Years of Experience
                                        Experience
                                        5-7 Years
                                        Experience Level
                                        Level
                                        Executive
                                        Education
                                        Education
                                        High School Diploma

                                        Produce Buyer Resume

                                        Summary : Priority is to deliver a high level of customer service by focusing on shipping compliance and on-time product delivery, in order to, improve the process which would lead to reduce costs, streamline operation and maximize transport efficiencies.

                                        Skills : ERP, Shrink Management, Microsoft Office, Inventory Management, Quality Control.

                                        Description :

                                          1. Worked all scheduled shifts and attends required training and meetings. 
                                          2. Provided excellent customer service, addresses the needs of customers in a timely and effective manner, and models suggestive selling techniques.
                                          3. Answered phones and pages promptly and courteously. 
                                          4. Maximized sales potential through effective and proper procedures for prepping, storing, rotating, stocking, and merchandising products. 
                                          5. Followed and complied, or ensured compliance, with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices. 
                                          6. Maintained, or ensured maintenance of, a clean and sanitary working and shopping environment.
                                          7. Maintained equipment in accordance with WFM cleanliness and safety standards. 
                                          Years of Experience
                                          Experience
                                          7-10 Years
                                          Experience Level
                                          Level
                                          Management
                                          Education
                                          Education
                                          Geography And Sustainability