Avocado Buyer

Job Listing No: 9740000

Avocado Buyer

Index Fresh is currently seeking an Avocado Buyer to join our Latin-American Sourcing team in executing buying strategies that support short-term and long-term revenue objectives.  The successful candidate has proven success in creating and cultivating supplier relationships, is intimately familiar with the avocado market in Latin-America and has the heart of a problem solver to define and execute solutions to challenges. The Avocado Buyer develops and executes buying strategies and is responsible for activities related to avocado buying.  This position negotiates price, volume and pack style for weekly shipments, monitors market conditions and suppliers to determine fruit availability, works closely with Sales to monitor demand, allocates purchases, tracks shipper accuracy, anticipates crop transition and events that impact fruit availability, maintains intimate knowledge of the Mexican avocado industry, communicates daily with packers in Mexico, and creates new supplier relationships. Required and Desired QualificationsBachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.Five to seven years of progressive experience in fresh produce sourcing. Strong negotiating skills.Demonstrated knowledge of produce commodities, suppliers, market pricing factors and quality indicators.Strong critical thinking and problem-solving ability with the ability to execute solutions.Excellent written and verbal communication.Able to build effective working interdepartmental relationships to achieve desired results for the company.Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Excel; experience with Prophet software a plus.Ability to travel internationally required.Fully bilingual English/Spanish (speak, read, write) required.   Benefits100-years in the business has taught us the value of long-term planning, for our company and our people.  Index Fresh provides several tools for helping our team members plan for their futures. Competitive compensation with bonus programCompetitive health benefits package –  medical, dental, vision, life insurance, FSA, Long-Term DisabilityAdvancement opportunities401(k) Plan with Company MatchPaid holidays and vacationExceptional team members and work environment Index Fresh, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.   More company information is available at www.indexfresh.com. 

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