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Company: Charlie's Produce
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewCharlie's Produce - Who We AreCharlie's Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, and we are growing. The secret to our success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth. Charlie's was founded in quality, and we are proud that it is still our focus.With a team of dedicated people who are passionate about food, supply chain, and their community we are looking for like minded individuals to help further our goal to enhance our communities through quality produce.What we offer: An amazing company culture! Medical/Dental/Vision on the first of the month following hire. ESOP (Profit Sharing) and 401(k). Paid vacations, paid holidays. Pre-tax commuter benefits, and onsite parking. Coverage under State Sick Leave. 100% Prepaid College Tuition for employees and their dependents. Employee assistance program (EAP).Additional Compensation Details:ResponsibilitiesScheduleMonday through Friday , occasional Saturday--Early morning start time, no later than 6:30amThe Role--Responsible for the procurement of produce in the Salt Lake City division.-- This includes product order accuracy, stock levels, and management of product line.-- Coordinating procurement & inventory activities with other buyers under the direction of the Purchasing Manager to ensure a well-coordinated product line program offered to customers.-- Must be highly flexible to service needs and have an ability to work in a fast pace, closely configured work environment.Essential Responsibilities Include, but Not Limited To Continually identify and determine optimum sources of supply Manage service levels and inventory of assigned categories Make purchase decisions and manage process for order fulfillment Be responsible for procuring designated quality and quantity Maintain Minimize shrinkage/spoilage of fresh fruits and vegetables Manage marketing/promotional funds, rebates, slotting fees and payment terms Manage USDA inspection process when necessary Negotiate revised billing resulting from USDA inspection reports when applicable Ensure that product recalls are completed Support established logistical procedures to facilitate product arrivalQualificationsIdeal CandidateYou enjoy collaborating. Learning from or teaching others so we can all become a more efficient operation.-- People love working with you because you help them up their game.-- A problem solver.-- You have a passion for solving complex problems, either at work or in your own spare time on your own projects.-- You are an excellent communicator.-- You are able to present your ideas in a non-technical manner and deliver on your projects.-- You show a strong interest in sourcing the best deal for the company and our customers.-- You are able to work with the purchasing team,--and sales team to provide the solutions they need.--Required Skills and Experience Previous produce experience required. 3+ years buyer experience preferred. Strong negotiating skills Good Charlie's systems-- knowledge-- Strong Math & Writing skills required to quickly multiply & add cases/pallets & calculate product cost, market, & margin Multiple task management Be able to set priorities, meet deadlines, and able to accomplish team objectives Candidate should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with computer competency, including Excel, Word, & Outlook Strong commodities knowledge, including vegetable, fruit, herbs, and specialty produce lines Physical requirements: Walking thru the warehouse to check product inventory & quality
Ability to observe and follow proper safety procedures, and a willingness to report potentially unsafe conditionsSupplemental InformationThis employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual's qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.For additional protected privacy information please visit:--Privacy Policy - Charlie's Produce (charliesproduce.com)--Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Check out our Employment Page for more company info including our privacy policies: https://www.charliesproduce.com/careers/Recruiters - DO NOT CONTACT!

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