• Location
    Modesto, California
  • Category:
    Other - 4300 - General
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

We are currently seeking an experienced Buyer with experience with fresh produce and perishible goods. Our ideal candidate will have in depth knowledge of the global markets, has a strong focus on the best value vs the lowest price, and is highly detail oriented. The position is located Modesto, CA and is full time, direct hire. The job duties are listed below:

Job Duties:

  • Coordinates and procures materials necessary to support production plans.
  • Confirms appropriate production requirements are being met though specifications and vendor qualification compliance.
  • Works with the operations and sales team to maintain effective relationships.
  • Create, analyze, and always maintain appropriate production materials.
  • Generate and monitor purchase orders and contracts for accuracy and timely delivery.
  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers and research/source new suppliers.
  • Participate in plant audits.
  • Work with operations team to inspect quality of products upon arrival.
  • Manage and maintain product specifications and descriptions in cooperation with R&D and QA. Assist team members with various projects/tasks.
  • Perform extensive market research on supplies and vendors.
  • Provide regular reviews to suppliers and Identify positive financial outcomes to improve the value chain.
  • Support R&D in the development of new products with samples and product knowledge.


  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role and field. (Bachelors Degree strongly preferred) Experience in food or beverage industry with specific requirements to manage supplier approvals and specifications adherence.
  • STRONG MS Excel skills needed
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Understanding of warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of material work planning and methods engineering processes and procedures.
  • Ability to negotiate best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements.
  • Complete knowledge of all related skill area software and equipment.


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