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Wholesale Produce Buyer
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Procurement
Years Experience: 1-2 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: October 28, 2019
Job Location:

5470 76 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

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Job Description

Thomas Fresh is looking for an experienced Wholesale Produce Buyer to join our growing team in our Calgary office. As the Buyer, you will strategically build and maintain strong relationships with our vendors and suppliers to aide in the management and replenishment of select items and categories. The Buyer is able to balance the need for on hand stock to fill projected and ad hoc orders without carrying excessive stock.

On an average day, you will;

  • Monitor and replenish stock
  • Be aware of any consistent quality defects from vendors or on items
  • Monitor quality and shelf life of product on hand flagging for production or grading any product needing to be graded before shipping
  • Monitor costing to ensure the Company gets the best combination of price and quality
  • Flag and claim as needed on any PO’s showing excessive loss
  • Track and chart losses for each PO
  • Creating Confirmation of Sales (COS) forms
  • Inform the Branch Manager and Sales team of new items, supply gaps, opportunities etc.

What you bring to the table;

  • Previous Experience in Fresh Wholesale Buying
  • Proven record of relationship management and vendor sourcing
  • Strong analytical skills and solid mathematical skills
  • Business communication skills in English, a secondary language would be a valuable asset
  • Proactive team player
  • High attention to detail with strong follow through
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while managing change effectively

Thomas Fresh operates Conventional and Organic packing facilities in Calgary, Saskatoon and Surrey, delivering Fresh Produce to Wholesalers and Retailers throughout Western Canada. Our steadfast belief in Premium Quality products, standards of excellence and service to our customers are the foundation of our business. We import, distribute and service both independent and chain store customers. We reflect the growing diversity of the produce industry in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the resourceful culture we create in our organization.

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