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Assistant Produce Buyer (Click here to apply, or manually email: careers@bandwagoninc.com)

As the Assistant Produce Buyer, you will assist with the procurement, selection and purchase of produce and specialty items for sale while maintaining optimal inventory levels to fulfill customer demand and expected service levels. 


We are seeking someone who can locate supply sources, develop grower relationships, negotiate pricing, secure freight, analyze buying trends, and understand market conditions to meet company objectives.  
 

As the Assistant Produce Buyer, you will:

  • Walk the LA Produce Market and inspect produce at the beginning of each day.

  • Purchase, source, select and assist with negotiating of pricing to ensure timely delivery

  • Research and communicate/introduce new items to sales staff

  • Build and maintain grower relationships

  • Understand and communicate seasonal and/or growing conditions

  • Secure freight as needed 

  • Assist in pricing, product movement, sales trends and future buying/sales considerations 

  • Inspect inbound product for quality, grade and defects when needed

  • Maintain inventory and product identification for optimum turns and profitability 

  • Support team to accomplish objectives in customer service, accuracy, and productivity

 

For all positions, we offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience

  • Vision, Dental and Medical Insurance benefits

  • Profit-sharing plan

  • Paid time off and holiday pay benefits

We look for candidates who demonstrate:​

  • Integrity and ethics in all aspects of work and life

  • A love for produce, making deals, and building relationships

  • Creativity and ingenuity when facing tough problems

  • Commitment to both growing as an individual and empowering one's team

  • Drive to meet and exceed customer expectations

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Energy in a fast-paced environment

  • Good negotiating skills

  • Knowledge of USDA grading, conditioning  and correct storage temperatures  requirements 

  • Knowledge of specialty produce characteristics, quality and seasonal growing trends

  • Familiarity with PACA rules 

  • Produce Pro software experience a plus

  • Minimum of 3-5  years of experience in wholesale produce buying preferred

  • Ability to lift up to 60 pounds safely

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, work in cold environments and walk LA Produce Market

  • Valid California Driver’s License free of major traffic violations

 

If you are interested in joining Bandwagon, click here to email us (careers@bandwagoninc.com). In your email, be sure to include:

  • A copy of your resume

  • What experience or expertise you look forward to bringing with you

  • What you are hoping for in your next step in your career

  • What excites you about working at Bandwagon

 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!

Bandwagon Brokerage, Inc. - 4550 Seville Ave. Vernon, California 90058

Tel: (323) 983-0670 - Fax: (323) 923-5579 - Email: info@bandwagoninc.com

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