The average salary for a Produce Buyer (Grocery) is $58,025.
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Job Description for Produce Buyer (Grocery)
Grocery produce buyers typically negotiate and collaborate with produce suppliers on product promotions, advertisements, and pricing and serve as the primary contact between stores and direct suppliers. They may also identify and determine the best supplies of produce to ensure that quality is maintained at all times. Grocery produce buyers may be responsible for managing inventory and service levels, as well as inspecting all incoming produce to the store and purchasing produce from local dist…Read more
Produce Buyer (Grocery) Tasks
- Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business.
- Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.
- Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost.
- Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers.
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Popular Skills for Produce Buyer (Grocery)
Skills in Forecasting, Procurement, Data Analysis and Vendor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Negotiation.
Pay by Experience Level for Produce Buyer (Grocery)
An early career Produce Buyer (Grocery) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,185 based on 29 salaries. A mid-career Produce Buyer (Grocery) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,585 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Produce Buyer (Grocery) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,747 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $66,000.
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