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Assistant Produce Buyer

Company: FreshDirect
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Brief Description

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

FreshDirect, in compliance with New York City law, is requiring that all employees working in any of our New York City locations be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are approved for a medical or religious accommodation. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide supporting documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment will be terminated.

As of February 9th, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status no later than your first day of your employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in you being placed on an unpaid leave of absence and potential termination of employment from FreshDirect.

Position Summary :

The Produce Associate is responsible for assisting the Category Merchants with execution the daily goals and the objectives to drive category strategies.

Under the direction of the Category Merchants, the Produce Associate will be responsible for daily purchasing of highly perishable product. This role will communicate cross-functionally to manage the assortment in multiple locations, utilizing and improving internal systems to ensure adequate stock levels and availability. The Produce Associate will execute SKU creation and manage product data, including collection, submission, and follow up interdepartmentally.

We are looking for an individual who pays attention to detail, learns and understands internal processes, and implements that understanding with consistency.

This role requires a pro-active and flexible individual with a professional approach who has experience troubleshooting and improving processes and, when called upon, can learn new roles quickly.

Essential Functions :
Responsible for daily purchasing of highly perishable product
Work with the Merchant team in the execution of optimal category strategy
Ensures assortment availability and assists with any quality, inventory, or system issues in multiple plant locations by maintaining communication will all cross-functional teams
SKU creation project management including data collection, entry, and form submission. Liaison with the involved teams to ensure scheduled launch of new SKUs
Will need to be able to work weekends and / or Holidays and be able to keep a flexible schedule during high volume periods
This role will be flexible and will change as needed to support a dynamic and evolving Category Management strategy at FreshDirect.

Minimum Qualifications :
Minimum 1 years' experience as an Assistant Merchant /Buyer or similar position
1+ Years' experience with Microsoft Excel (VLOOKUPS, Pivot Tables, Data Analysis)
Works well in a team and has excellent communication skills
Ability to execute business critical day to day operational tasks
Ability to work in fast paced dynamic team environment
Must be willing to work in a refrigerated environment on a limited basis
Must love food!

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Knowledge of SAP or WMS platforms a plus
Uses an analytically minded approach to problem solving

Who is FreshDirect:

FreshDirect is the northeast's leading online fresh food grocer, delivering directly to customers throughout seven states, including the New York City, Philadelphia, and District of Columbia metropolitan areas. FreshDirect is committed to sourcing the freshest and best-tasting meat, fish, produce, and specialty items through direct relationships with suppliers, growers, and farmers. FreshDirect is proud to have joined the multi-national grocery and technology organization, Ahold Delhaize, at the beginning of 2021. This acquisition will fuel FreshDirect's growth as a leading eCommerce grocer in the United States.

From the beginning, FreshDirect has set out to provide something different. We are a community partner with a mission to deliver the highest quality and service that customers can find. This is an environment in which associates can innovate, grow and have successful careers-most of our leaders have come up through our ranks. And thanks to our team's extraordinary efforts, we are a leading innovator in the e-commerce and grocery industries.

Why choose FreshDirect?

We're a company that thrives on teamwork. Our evolution is driven by our passionate employees and investment in perfecting the technology that lets us deliver the highest-quality food. Our state-of-the-art facility creates an environment for innovation. We support our employees with on-the-job training for plant employees and drivers, team-building activities, workplace recognition opportunities, and by encouraging direct relationships with our suppliers in the field.

Great people deserve great perks. We offer comprehensive benefits, plus many workplace extras, including:
Health Benefits and 401k plans
A flexible and generous paid time off plan
Learning & Development opportunities to grow your career at FreshDirect
Access to FD Market, FreshDirect's onsite discounted employee grocery store
24-hour access to the FreshDirect shuttle between our Bronx headquarters and the subway
Regular events and barbecues to share our gratitude for our employees' hard work

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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 they are disabled, a disabled veteran, or a veteran of the Vietnam era, provided they are qualified and meets the requirements established by FreshDirect for the job.

Keywords: FreshDirect, New Rochelle , Assistant Produce Buyer, Other , Bronx, New York

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