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Junior Buyer

Company: Charlie's Produce
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Charlie's Produce - Who We Are

Charlie's Produce is a privately owned wholesale produce company. We are the largest privately owned produce wholesaler on the West Coast, with distribution centers in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Anchorage, Boise, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. The secret to our 40+ years of success in this industry is PEOPLE! We strive to hire the best and we reward them with a working environment that fosters loyalty, stability, innovation, and growth.

Rogge is the grocery division of Charlie's Produce, which has been provisioning companies and vessels throughout Alaska for over seventy years. Rogge has built a reputation for providing outstanding customer service and has developed unparalleled expertise in product selection and handling for remote markets.

Responsibilities

The Role:

Responsible for administration tasks assigned by Procurement Manager and other buyers in the purchasing department. Coordinating procurement & inventory activities with other buyers under the direction of the Purchasing Manager to ensure a well-coordinated product line program offered to customers. Must be highly flexible to service needs and have an ability to work in a fast pace, closely configured work environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Organizational and reporting work to support buyers
* Manage service levels and inventory of assigned categories
* Make purchase decisions and manage process for order fulfillment
* Be responsible for procuring designated quality and quantity
* Support established logistical procedures to facilitate product arrival
* Pickup and/or deliver product to warehouse and/ or distribution centers as needed
* Ability to work in a refrigerated environment
* Ability to lift up to 50 lbs frequently
* Physical capacities to utilize moving motorized equipment (electric pallet jack, sit down forklift, stand-up forklift) in a fast paced environment
* Ability to load orders onto trucks and shipping containers, organizing incoming stock and putting the appropriate labels on outgoing parcels

Charlie's Produce Total Compensation Package includes:

* Competitive starting pay
* Yearly review with potential performance based increase
* We recognize and reward hard work and commitment. Supplemental retirement plan through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
* Robust employee assistance program (EAP)
* Employer-covered College Program
* Paid Sick and Safe Leave
* 401(k) available

Qualifications

Desired Skills:

* Previous experience in retail or wholesale environment preferred
* Flexibility to handle evolving scope of assignments and projects.
* Effective interpersonal skills to communicate.
* Excellent communication skills.
* Proven customer service.
* Ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced work environment and a willingness to help all members of the department.
* Able to effectively prioritize, meet deadlines, and accomplish team objectives.
* AS400 and Retalix experience preferred
* Basic arithmetic skills (addition/subtraction)
* Have Clean Driving Record with no violations in last 3 years

Supplemental Information

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and if necessary the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.Charlie's Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Charlie's Produce, Seattle , Junior Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Seattle, Washington

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