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Fruit Buyer

Upstate, NY 14589

Post Date: 03/27/2018 Job ID: 13537 Industry: Produce Targeted Compensation: $100,000.00

Fruit Buyer

Our client, an international leader in food and beverage brands, has an opportunity for a knowledgeable, experienced and action-oriented individual as Fruit Buyer. Generous compensation and benefits (including company vehicle) and career path for a top performer who is effective both in the office and visiting growers in the field.

Reporting to the Manager of Field Operations, this role will be responsible for the field purchases, blending, storage and movement of apples for the production of apple related products for client's production plant.

Duties include:
  • Procurement of peeler grade and juice apples
  • Conduct market and competitive analysis
  • Provide input for the development of apple contracts and pricing
  • Visit regional growers, conduct crop estimates
  • Maintain pesticide and other inputs records for all growers
  • Collaborate with receiving and production teams to ensure smooth and efficient operation year round

Candidate Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree A MUST; Agronomy or Horticulture degree a PLUS
  • Three years' experience procurement/horticulture or grower relations experience
  • Well-developed skills in MS Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • A desire to spend roughly equal amounts of time in the office and in the field
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*Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Fruit Buyer job.

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