Fresh Express
  • Salinas, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Job Essential Functions:

Process all requisitions for miscellaneous items for all departments.

Enter purchase orders into the AS 400 system and update as necessary; close out PO's as they are received. Analyze inventory levels to determine optimal ordering quantities.

Place orders directly with outside vendors and internally within the company for their timely delivery.

Communicate relevant information with departments on a daily basis. Ensure compliance with all FS 22000 requirements.

Apply for and follow up on credit requests to ensure they have been granted on any non conforming products or services. Ensure records, files, and reports are Sarbanes Oxley compliant within the purchasing guidelines.

This position interfaces daily with the Materials Manager, National Raw Product, Scheduling, Shipping and Receiving, Production, Customer Service, Maintenance, and Transportation to ensure that department and company goals are continuously attained (order fill, safety, D&D, and cost reduction initiatives).

Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications/Skills:

Purchasing knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques.

Must possess demonstrated analytical abilities and be able to develop logical solutions to opportunities as they develop.

Ability to maintain focus and direction in a fast pace environment and have good problem solving skills.

Must be a proven team player that utilizes coaching and company values to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Microsoft Office, Excel, and MRP skills. Good communication skills: verbal and written.

Must be available days, nights, and weekends.


Other Desired Qualifications/Skills:

3-5 years experience in fresh produce and just in time inventory levels. 

Bilingual English / Spanish a plus. 

Experience in Process Improvement teams as a leader or member.  Course work in Purchasing, Inventory, Negotiation, Vendor Interaction, Accounting, Transportation, and closely related fields. 

AS400 experience.



3-5 years experience in a purchasing environment.



Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university or equivalent

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