Assistant Buyer - Produce
FreshDirect - Long Island City, NY

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About FreshDirect
FreshDirect is the leading profitable online grocer in the U.S. with customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is known for its fresh-from-the-farm foods and brand-name groceries at everyday low prices, all delivered to customers’ doors. FreshDirect’s food experts rate all produce and seafood every morning and give each item an Expert Quality Rating to help customers choose what is best and in-season. FreshDirect customers can enjoy over 600 Entrees and Side Dishes, made fresh daily by professional chefs using the finest, freshest ingredients. FreshDirect ranks 70th on Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide®. For more information, please visit . For updates, follow us on Twitter: @freshdirect and on Facebook:

Position SummaryThe Assistant Buyer is responsible for forecasting demand and performing daily replenishment to maintain inventory availability for Freshdirect’s Produce Team.

Responsible for the daily purchasing of highly perishable product
Updates demand forecast for over 400 produce products daily
Responsible for purchase order creation
Assists Associate buyers with daily tasks
Responsible for ad-hoc reporting, leveraging FreshDirect’s software systems
Liaisons with vendors about all product issues
Responsible for reporting on vendor and inventory issues to department management
Works with accounting to resolve invoice discrepancies

InteractionsSupervision Received:
Receives general instructions on what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines, and priority of assignments from leader. Uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instruction but receives additional specific instructions from leader for new, difficult, or special projects/assignments

Supervisory Duties:
No supervisory responsibility

Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and/or demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities through previous experience and/or education
Zero (0) to two (2) years performing buying responsibilities
Experience performing inventory and/or buying duties preferred
Proficient in Excel / MS Office suite
Experience with SAP a plus
Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesFood industry knowledge and passion for food
Fruit and vegetable knowledge preferred
Ability to execute business critical day to day operational tasks
Attention to detail, including analytically minded approach to problems
Ability to speak with vendor contacts about complex issues
Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic environment
DisclaimerThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the Teammember(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 changes. As EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYERS , Fresh Direct, LLC and its affiliates do not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender (except where gender is a bonafide occupational qualification), disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by federal, state, or local law.

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