Associate Merchant - Meat and Poultry

Merchandising Long Island City, New York



Recipe for SuccessThe Associate Buyer/Merchant - Meat & Poultry is responsible for forecasting demand, reporting and buying for all meat, poultry, trading goods.  The position will work closely with merchandising, operations, inventory, and receiving teams to manage the buy of highly perishable product.   Detailed Forecasting and Purchasing/Sales Management are an integral part of the position.

This position will assist with Meat Poultry & Seafood Daily Merchandising Operations as defined.

This position will work with 3PL Fresh team to coordinate Meat Poultry offsite storage and inbound freight consolidation.


Key ingredients

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and/or demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities through previous experience and education
  • Zero (0) to two (2) years performing reporting, data analysis, and forecasting
  • Advanced MS Office/Excel skills
  • Ability to work with numbers, data base experience a plus
  • Ability to work effectively both in refrigerated production environment and corporate office
  • Hands on inventory management, receiving and or manufacturing experience an asset.
  • Must be highly organized and able to prioritize tasks
  • Experience with SAP and or other ERP systems a plus
  • Food Industry knowledge and passion for food
  • Buying experience, a plus 
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to execute business critical day to day operational tasks
  • Ability to work in fast paced dynamic team environment
  • Must embody and demonstrate company values and culture


WARNING: Our food is processed in a facility that does not contain people who are toxic, rude, disrespectful, arrogant, egotistical, self-promoting, inconsiderate, or mean-spirited.



Who is FreshDirect?

Launched in New York City in 2002, FreshDirect is a leading online fresh food grocer delivering farm-fresh foods and brand-name groceries directly to the doors of customers throughout five Northeastern U.S. states, including New York City and Philadelphia. We are committed to sourcing the freshest and best-tasting meat, fish, produce and specialty items through direct relationships with suppliers, growers and farmers around the world, and its in-house team of chefs and bakers produce a wide selection of freshly-made meals, baked goods and more.

FreshDirect “At the Office” delivers the same high-quality food with expanded product offerings and services for corporate clients. In 2015, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio with the launch of FoodKick, a mobile-first food business that connects consumers to the freshest, tastiest finds in food, drinks, and lifestyle essentials all delivered within an hour.

Our company aspires to be a valued corporate partner in all communities in which it serves, and works extensively with dozens of charitable and community partners.


Why choose FreshDirect?

We are an innovative Food Technology company offering an environment where you can grow a career and feed your future and have fun while doing it! Great people deserve great benefits and we go above and beyond!


Wait, there’s more! Check out our #workperks:

Working here is pretty much as cool as you’d imagine - lots of food, lots of energy, and a whole lot of happy hours.

  • Flexible and generous PTO plan
  • 20% discount on FreshDirect and FoodKick plus an employee at-cost food program (FD Market)
  • Thirsty Thursdays, book club, monthly birthday breakfasts, and other happy hours
  • Wellness programs like weekly meditation, yoga, and Zumba, and monthly manicures and massages
  • Monthly Lunch & Learns covering things like “The Very Best Cheese and Wine”
  • We have a 24-hour shuttle service that runs back and forth to the subway
  • We offer up to $5000 per hire as a referral bonus
  • Summer barbecues and and annual company picnic for friends and family


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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the Team member(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Descriptions may be subject to change as the needs of the organization change.

As an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FreshDirect does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age religion, creed, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Furthermore, FreshDirect will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because he or she is disabled, a disabled veteran, or a veteran of the Vietnam era, provided he or she is qualified and meets the requirements established by FreshDirect for the job.