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Seafood Buyer

Company: Quirch Foods
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

*About Quirch Foods*In business for over 50 years, Quirch Foods is a global distributor and exporter of fresh and frozen food products with a unique focus on ethnic cultures. We service our customers from 5 distribution centers strategically located in the United States. We have consistently been ranked among the top 50 exporters in the US and are one of the largest importers of seafood. Our customers include independent grocers, chain supermarkets, foodservice distributors, cruise lines, restaurants and food processors/manufacturers. We have an extensive product list with over 8,000 SKU's and carry niche brands such as Panamei, Mambo and Chiquita along with national brands like Tyson, IBP, Excel, JBS, Iowa Premium, Smithfield, Dietz & Watson, along with many others. We are headquartered in Coral Gables, FL.Quirch is a portfolio company of Palladium Equity Partners, a leading mid-market private equity fund based in New York City, which partnered with the Executive Team to capitalize on Quirch Foods' record of excellence and to grow it decisively beyond its current business.*_Position Summary: _*Quirch Foods is seeking an experienced Seafood Buyer who can coordinate activities involved with procuring center of the place proteins. Experience in the beef, pork, poultry, seafood, or dairy industry is preferred.*Essential Duties and Responsibilities: ** Reviews requisitions* Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedules* Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items* Estimates values according to knowledge of market price* Determines method of procurement, such as direct purchase or bid* Prepares purchase orders or bid requests* Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority* Maintains manual or computerized procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories* Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action* May approve invoices for payment* May expedite delivery of goods to users*Qualifications and Requirements: ** Knowledge of product and service vendor sources* Knowledge of purchasing procedures and practices* Ability to analyze varying product and service features, prices and qualities, and determine most cost effective purchase for organization* Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred or certification/licensing in a program of 18 months to 3 years duration in commercial work including purchasing and inventory management* 3-5 years of purchasing experience in the poultry, beef, seafood, or dairy industry* Proficiency in Microsoft Office* Strong negotiation and communication skills* Good time management and attention to detail* Excellent organization skills*Benefits you will enjoy: ** Comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Plan, Disability Plan, Life insurance Plan* 401K savings Plan* Paid Holidays* Personal Time off* Employee DiscountsQuirch Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Monday to FridaySupplemental pay types:* Signing bonusAbility to commute/relocate:* Coral Gables, FL 33134: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Application Question(s):* Are you legally authorized to work in the United States for the position you are seeking?* What is your desired salary?Experience:* Procurement: 1 year (Preferred)* Purchasing: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Quirch Foods, Miami , Seafood Buyer, Other , Miami, Florida

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