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Produce Purchasing Manager Boston Organics

  • Date Posted May 20, 2023
  • Location Boston, MA
  • Category Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Since 2002, Boston Organics has been delivering fresh organic produce and groceries to households and office break rooms throughout the greater Boston area. We are committed to using business to help build a healthy food system.

At Boston Organics, we value a positive attitude and teamwork; treating customers, colleagues and vendors with respect, providing excellent service; and delivering fresh produce of the highest quality. Job description We are seeking a unique individual who is passionate about organic food, loves crunching on some numbers and apples and wants to help us build a sustainable food system.   

Basic Function
Responsible for the purchasing and inventory management of produce that goes into the weekly boxes.

  • Manage inventory to match supply with demand and reduce spoilage.
  • Maintain agreed upon margins.
  • Procure locally grown produce and other local products whenever possible.
  • Develop, build and maintain relationships with growers and suppliers.
  • Locate sources with most favorable pricing while maintaining the highest quality.
  • Maintain an organized system for quotes, purchases, credit requests and vendors contacts.
  • Notify marketing/customer service of changes in price and availability to ensure timely notifications to customers and website updates.
  • Perform follow-ups regarding shortages, damaged items, and discrepancies with vendors, and maintain related documentation.
  • Communicate any associated issues that may impact operations, such as quality concerns and shipping delays.
  • Understand and follow the company’s policies and guidelines regarding purchasing.
  • Communicate with other departments regularly to ensure quality and smooth operations.
  • Availability to work early mornings and occasionally on week-ends due to adjusted schedule.
  • Monitor trends and propose and launch new products and services
  • Other related assignments as necessary.

  • Math aptitude
  • Analytical
  • Problem solving
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Be a self-starter and work without direct supervision
  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Time management
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Professionalism
  • Negotiations
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and grow
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills (MS Excel)
  • Proficiency in database applications
Experience / Training
  • Prior inventory and purchasing experience desirable.
  • Experience with shipping and receiving logistics
  • Experience with ERPs (i.e., SAP B1) a plus.
  • Experience in Organic produce a plus
  • Familiarity with USDA Organic, Fresh Fruit & Vegetable grade standards a plus
  • Grocery or food service industry experience preferred.
Education Bachelor’s Degree

Benefits include 401k, Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental and Vision, free food and employee discount, public transit reimbursement Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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