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PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

Company: F & S Produce Company Inc
Location: Vineland
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
From our headquarters in Vineland, NJ, F&S Fresh Foods distributes fresh-cut fruits, vegetables, and meal solutions to nearly 100 million customers daily. Strategically and centrally located, our main hub has easy access to every major interstate on the Eastern Seaboard. With 650,000 square feet of devoted facilities, we process over 100 million pounds of produce annually for our retail, food service, and industrial customers alike. We have spent 40 years perfecting our production and safety processes, and our support and partnership have generated new possibilities for an array of customers from restaurants to convenience store chains to supermarket prepared food operations, and every high-volume fresh foods marketspace in between. The Procurement Specialist procures materials or other goods and/or coordinates activities involved with purchasing products and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising for the establishment. Principle Duties & Responsibilities: Receives and reviews requisitions requesting goods or services Communicates with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items Expedites orders and requests as needed Estimates values according to knowledge of market price Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bidPrepares purchase orders or bid requests Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authorityMaintains procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective actionKeeps abreast of market trends, changes in business practices in the assigned markets, new or altered types of materials entering the market, etc. May work with manufacturers or persuade potential vendors to undertake the manufacturing of custom-designed items according to user's specific needs and specifications May approve invoices for payment. May expedite delivery of goods to users

Requirements:
Bachelors degree in business, finance or related field preferredProven experience working as a procurement specialist in the same area requiredStrong knowledge of the industry and market conditionsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsImpeccable negotiation and problem-solving skillsExceptional interpersonal skills and rapport building F&S CULTURE: As we continue to grow and provide leading edge products to our customers, we understand hiring the right people and treating them well is critical to our success. Everything we do starts with our values. These are the beliefs that we share and that strengthen our team. Our values shape our thoughts and actions every day. At F&S its Always FRESH and Always FUN! Find the most positive path.Respond swiftly, accurately, and nimbly.Earn trust by sharing, helping, and keeping promises.Serve up safety.Have each other's backs. F&S OFFERS: We are proud to provide a comprehensive benefits program focused on your total well-being.Competitive compensation packageA robust health and welfare benefits package that includes Life, Health, Dental, VisionThe opportunity to plan for the future with a strong 401(K) including company match!Time to recharge with Paid Time Off annually + Paid HolidaysCareer Advancement opportunities and Tuition Assistance to help you achieve your goals and continue your career growth. At F & S Fresh Foods, we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans. PI183208769

Keywords: F & S Produce Company Inc, Vineland , PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST, Hospitality & Tourism , Vineland, New Jersey

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