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This job expired on December 30, 2016

Director of Supply at Local Bushel Local Bushel

  • Date Posted October 31, 2016
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Local Bushel delivers high quality harvested-to-order food direct from local farms to restaurants. Through our online marketplace, we offer local products at a price and level of convenience that is competitive to commercially distributed food. We use technology drive efficiency in logistics, allowing us to make local food affordable while still paying the farmer a fair price. It's our mission to empower farmers and make good food accessible. Job description About Local Bushel:

Local Bushel is a marketplace for wholesale buyers to source sustainable food from local farms. Local Bushel sells high-quality local food at a price and level of convenience that is competitive to commercially distributed food, empowering farmers and making good food accessible. Local Bushel's goal is make transparently sourced ingredients the new norm and drive a fundamental shift in chefs' expectations for quality.

We are looking for talented team members who are passionate about local sustainable food and want to be on the leading edge of the food industry. If you're interested in joining a rapidly growing, close-knit team based in New York City, we'd love to hear from you!

The position:

  • You are leading the strategic expansion of Local Bushel’s network of farms and local purveyors and negotiating supply agreements with a wide network of farms and purveyors
  • This is a full-time position based in New York City, with flexibility around working from home and working from the field
  • Stock options, health and dental insurance benefits are included

Responsibilities: 

  • Network with farms and industry members to meet new producers
  • Negotiate supply and partnership agreements with farms and purveyors
  • Work closely with the Sales Manager to forecast availability, meet pricing and profitability goals, secure high-quality supply, and fill anticipated gaps
  • Provide direction, development and mentorship to one direct report
  • Partner with the operations team to train on product quality and ensure quality is met through the entire process
  • Share the stories of our products and farmers with the rest of our team and with our customers

Qualifications: 

  • 2-5 years of purchasing experience with wholesale buying of produce or meat
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience managing a team
  • Willingness to spend a majority of your time out in the field 
  • Owns a vehicle and has a valid driver's license
  • Lack of dietary restrictions (you’ll be required to sample a wide variety of amazing locally sourced food)
  • Passionate about Local Bushel’s mission to make local food more accessible
Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 Application instructions
This job expired on December 30, 2016
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