Job title: Purchaser
Procuring agricultural products for the business, including purchasing, soliciting vendors, negotiation, quality control, and loading and delivery of those products to the business. The person in this position must exercise independent judgment under time pressure to identify acceptable to exceptional quality products, procure new vendors and negotiate purchases as appropriate, and organize daily routes to and from identified vendors. Completes paperwork relating to daily route and purchases, and any paperwork required in negotiations with vendors, requiring the ability to read and write at a high-school graduate level, as well as perform arithmetic. Speed and accuracy in all of these tasks are essential to ensure timely and correct delivery of goods that are key to the business’s core operations, at prices that will allow the business to remain profitable.
Buys and delivers to the business close to 30,000 pounds of products per day 6 days per week in summer, tapering to twice per week in winter. Operates and performs operator-level maintenance of 26-foot produce truck. Supervision of 6-8 warehouse employees during unloading, to avoid damage to the produce and ensure timely delivery of backorders.
Position requires daily travel between Provincetown, MA and Chelsea, MA.
Start date: 11/01/2023
Employer’s name and contact information:
J&E Fruit and Produce,
20 Province Road
Provincetown, MA 02657
Applicants may apply by email at firstname.lastname@example.org