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Produce & Meat Buyer Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery

  • Date Posted October 12, 2020
  • Location Greenville, SC
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery (SRCG) is a food hub, cafe, grocery, bakery, and community venue that opened in 2011, nestled in a nook along the Swamp Rabbit trail near downtown Greenville. We are a mission driven business passionate about being a force for good for the community. Our mission is to buy, sell, and cook with fresh, local food and to provide a community space where people come together to celebrate meals. We envision a community that supports a just and sustainable food system that allows small local farmers to thrive. As we grow our team, we seek individuals that believe in our mission and are invested in making our vision a reality. Learn all about us here!

We are looking for a positive, good humored person who is passionate about local, fresh food and small community business! 

Job description Job duties include the following:

● Consolidates farm and food hub availability ● Works with farmers to develop packaging/quality standards and availability expectations to farmers ● Consolidates and submits orders to growers and food hubs using Local Food Marketplace software (LFM) ● Collects and processes invoices and payments using existing software ● Coordinates with Receiving team on assessing quality and quantity of received products ● Works with farmers and under the guidance of the Owners to develop crop plans and growing schedules, and processes to make the buying process more seamless ● Identifies seasonal gaps and finds new farms and products to fill in those gaps ● Is crossed-trained in sales, driving and receiving and covers these positions when needed ● Visits farms or coordinates farm visits as needed - helps verify growing practices and communicate the story of each farm ● Works with non-farms, such as pantry or dairy providers, to secure product for sales ● Acts as an ambassador of the Swamp and shares our mission with the public ● Oversees and collaborates with the Marketing Team on produce promotions ● Responsible for preventing internal and external loss ● Manages all aspects of the sale of produce, including but not limited to price updates, signage, inventory, and more ● Generates additional accounting reports as assigned, such as product performance reports ● Regularly reacts to and eliminates underperforming produce ● Attends to customer orders, questions, concerns, and requests and goes the extra mile to make every guest’s experience a great one ● Directs signage needs for grocery signage ● Makes grocery-related farm purchases including meat, produce, and cheese ordering. Generates PO’s and maintains inventory ● Assists in improving any and all purchasing systems

We are looking for a candidate with minimum 3 years of buying experience. Compensation this position is : salaried, less than 50k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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