• Location
    • Oakland
  • Date Posted
  • Oct. 25, 2021
  • Function
  • Buying & Merchandising
  • Sector
  • Retail

About Good Eggs

Good Eggs delivers absurdly fresh groceries, easy weeknight meal kits, pantry staples, and alcohol straight to your door. We are pioneering a better way for people to feed their family, without settling. We believe good food is the most powerful force for change: For our families, our farmers, our employees, and our environment.

The Produce Buyer will purchase absurdly fresh produce in an assigned group of categories or commodities that will be sold through the Good Eggs marketplace.  This position will function as the main point of contact for producers in their commodity group. This role is responsible for continuously identifying and determining optimum sources of produce supply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Purchase produce within assigned categories or commodities
  • Take into account supply agreements set up by Senior Category Manager
  • Take into account spot buys by Produce Field Buyer
  • Interpret projections from Data team to ensure adequate supply to fulfill demand in multiple warehouses
  • Work with Senior Category Manager on promotional and pricing strategy for your assigned categories or commodities
  • Set and monitor pricing to ensure that financial and departmental targets are met
  • Ensure that Good Eggs’ pricing is competitive and a good value to customers
  • Assist in cost negotiations
  • Build strong and collaborative relationships with producers in assigned category or commodity
  • Provide short-term forecasts to producer partners for upcoming needs
  • Create quarterly and yearly vendor scorecards
  • Participate in supplier business reviews
  • Own PO and COGs data accuracy
  • Audit gross margin data
  • Reconcile invoices against received purchase orders
  • Keep Days On Hand (DOH) to target goals by storage zone and category
  • Coordinate creation and launch of new items, in-season items and webstands with Produce eCommerce Merchandiser
  • Work with Operations team to minimize spoilage
  • Work with QC team to ensure all inbound produce meets standards for quality, condition and grade
  • Provide timely and thorough feedback to growers regarding product quality
  • Make and resolve credit requests
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 2+ years relevant work experience, either on farms or in produce retail/distribution
  • Experience in procurement / purchasing, preferably in the produce industry
  • Knowledge of local and regional produce varieties, growing practices, quality standards and seasonality
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Outstanding communication and time management skills
  • Knowledge of quality standards and industry certifications
  • Experience managing relationships with outside vendors
  • Understanding of margins and profitability
  • Proficiency in Google and MS Office suite software (i.e. spreadsheets, presentation, and word processing software)
  • Ability to understand and engage with new tools
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong team player

Special Requirements

Smartphone available for work use

Working Conditions

  • Open concept office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is somewhat noisy. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions.
  • Some job duties will be performed in a warehouse setting

Physical Requirements

Must be able to read, write, and communicate fluently in English. Regular use of computers. Ability to stand and sit.

Why work for Good Eggs?

  • Work for a purpose-driven company
  • An incredible work environment with passionate, diverse, and accomplished team members
  • Benefits include employer-assisted health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 401k, flexible spending accounts (FSA), 20% off groceries with no fees, flex PTO, and generous parental leave.
  • Meaningful equity is provided to all employees