Assistant Buyer - Produce

Merchandising Long Island City, New York


Description

Recipe for Success The Assistant Buyer for Produce will assist with the process of buying and merchandising that support a dynamic and rapidly growing team within FreshDirect’s Merchandising Group. The ideal candidate for this role must be able to occasionally work a Sunday - Thursday schedule.

  • Responsible for the daily purchasing of highly perishable product
  • Monitors and replenishes inventory while managing margin and scrap
  • Grows sales of sub-categories via merchandising and promotional strategy
  • Some responsibility for online merchandising and marketing, including building and activating new products
  • Performs reporting and analysis, leveraging FreshDirect’s business intelligence systems

 

 

Key ingredients 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and/or demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities through previous experience and/or education
  • Zero - two years (0-2) years experience in buying, procurement, or replenishment responsibilities 
  • Must be able to keep a flexible work schedule 
  • Food industry knowledge and/or passion for food is helpful
  • Proficient in Excel / MS Office suite
  • Attention to detail, including an analytical approach to problems
  • Comfortable multitasking, in a fast paced, dynamic and changing environment
  • Proven ability to be creative, resourceful, pro-active and innovative
  • Outstanding and proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detail orientated with optimal organizational skills; with a focus on teamwork, project management and follow-up
  • Experience with SAP or like ERP system a plus

 

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?

FreshDirect is a food tech company and the Northeast's leading online fresh food grocer, delivering directly to customers throughout seven states, including the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, and the greater D.C. metropolitan area. FreshDirect is committed to sourcing the freshest and best-tasting meat, fish, produce, and specialty items through direct relationships with suppliers, growers, and farmers. In 2016, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio in NYC with the launch of FoodKick, an on-demand business that caters to the needs of urban dwellers with a curated selection of fresh food, alcohol, and essentials—all delivered within an hour. Launched in 2002, FreshDirect is a privately held company headquartered in Long Island City, NY. For more information, visit www.freshdirect.com or www.foodkick.com.  

 

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.