Buyer – Fresh Replenishment

The Buyer - Fresh Replenishment position is responsible for the procurement planning and managing assigned products in the fresh category, including natural and organic meats, dairy, deli, prepared foods, and more. This position is responsible for daily communication with internal business partners on inventory exceptions, long, aged and code-dated inventories, and market and vendor exceptions. The Buyer-Fresh Replenishment is also responsible for stock levels, troubleshooting supplier performance issues, and communicating impact to the organization.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Ephrata, PA (onsite)

What you get to do as a Buyer - Fresh Replenishment
  • Effective planning and managing inventory for assigned fresh products with goals for fill rate and shrink.
  • Determine the most cost efficient and effective mode of inbound transportation to contain freight cost.
  • Effective buying practices while entering PO's and managing inventory levels to service our sales team and account base.
  • Manage vendor performance and develop vendor relationships. Partnering to drive high fill rate and on time delivery.
  • Execute buying duties for settlements, protection requests and rejections.
  • Negotiate FOB or delivered pricing with suppliers, promotional cycles and supplier support.
  • Communicate to internal business partners on inventory exceptions, long, aged and code dated inventories daily as well as market and vendor exceptions.
  • Present opportunities to the sales team in our weekly meetings along with sharing market information on assigned commodities.
  • Effectively follow through on demand changes due to new accounts, potential opportunities identified through marketing efforts and accounts changes that would diminish demand.
  • Discuss availability, market trends and pricing with suppliers.
  • Coordination of Internal and external industry and category education.
  • Meets deadlines and completes projects as assigned.
  • Represent Four Seasons Produce, Inc. and the Four Seasons Family of Companies in a positive and professional manner.

What you bring
  • Minimum of 1 year of buying or buying support experience, preferably in natural\organic fresh foods.
  • Fresh food retail or wholesale distribution is a plus.
  • Capable analytical and presentation skills.
  • Proficient computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office.
  • Capable interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Capable verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and make sound decisions.

What We Offer
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Earned Wage Access - flexible access to wages before payday
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Flexible Spending Account - healthcare and dependent care
  • Health Savings Account - high deductible medical plan
  • Retirement 401(k) with employer match
  • Company life insurance & voluntary life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Additional benefits include tuition reimbursement, wellness program, employee assistance program, Success Coach, and more!

Who We Are
We are a family of companies that focus on wholesale produce distribution and logistics across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. We partner with local growers to bring fresh organic and conventional produce to our Lancaster County, PA facility. We grade and package fruits and vegetables, sending only the best with our Drivers to deliver to independent retailers, natural food stores, and food co-ops.

We care about our associates and are committed to a healthy, diverse, and inclusive work environment.

All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis, and without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship status, military status, or any other similarly protected status under federal, state and local laws.

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