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Purchasing Agent Live Goods

Company: Costa Farms
Location: Miami
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company OverviewWho is Costa Farms? We're one of the world's largest horticultural growers-but without an ego to match our acreage. Our headquarters are in Miami, Florida, where we were founded in 1961. Costa Farms started on just 30 acres, and over the last 60 years, we've grown to more than 5,000 acres around the world. We have farms in North and South Carolina, Central and South Florida, and the Dominican Republic, plus an office in China. Costa Farms now employs nearly 6000 engineers, marketers, accountants/analysts, human resources professionals, and of course, growers and plant scientists!
Here at Costa Farms, we live by the values of H3: being Humble, staying Hungry, and always Hustling. The team rallies to the mission of being a lean, green, growing machine dedicated to enriching the world by bringing plants into everyone's life.
True to that mission, we grow more than 1,500 plant varieties. Driven by the spirit of innovation, the team is always testing new plants and developing new solutions to make it easier for retailers and plant parents to enjoy plants. We're also continuously testing different ways of growing our plants to increase quality and improve their ecological footprint as one aspect of our many sustainability efforts.
We cultivate plants, as well as a winning culture. Join the team, and you'll find opportunities to learn and grow. You'll collaborate with other driven, determined people who together keep Costa Farms an industry leader. You'll support and be supported by a team that cares about each other, our customers, our consumers, and our community.
You'll also find right away that Costa Farms is committed to providing a diverse environment. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, military status, marital status or veteran status, or any other group status protected by federal, state, or local law.
DESCRIPTIONReporting to the Live Goods Procurement Manager, the Purchasing Agent is responsible for the procurement of assigned live good components. Our ideal candidate must be flexible, resourceful, and willing to work additional hours as needed during our busy season.PRIMARY DUTIES ________________________________________________________________________________

  • Review and interpret Material Resource Planning (MRP) reports
    • Generate, maintain and manage purchase orders for goods in support of the division and locations.
      • Monitor orders to assure purchase order delivery schedule is met
        • Resolve availability issues
          • Resolve invoice discrepancies
            • Resolve receiving discrepancies
              • Provide resolution on the status of any supplier quality or delivery issues to internal customers
                • Communicate vendor concerns and/or issues to upper management in an effort to improve material flow efficiency
                  • Process quality-related claims by requesting credit for any defective or unacceptable goods with the vendor and take corrective action
                    • Communicate discrepancies within the Materials Catalog for proper handling
                      • Additional duties as required

                        • 2+ years of experience in a purchasing agent or buyer role.
                        • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Horticulture, or related field is preferred.
                        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
                        • Excellent organization and time management skills
                        • Capability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
                        • Ability to problem solve and interact with all levels of management
                        • Exhibit a strong analytical mindset
                        • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP Systems
                        • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
                          • Communicates effectively
                          • Builds networks
                          • Drives results
                          • Optimizes work processes
                          • Collaborates
                            • Office working environment
                            • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
                            • Eye/hand coordination, typing, handling, & wrist motion continuously
                            • Bending, reaching, stretching, standing, & walking occasionally
                              ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
                              • Flexibility to work outside of regular scheduled hours, when needed, for the busy seasonAll applicants must be work authorized. Costa Farms will not sponsor any visa for this position.After applying, follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date on what's happening around Costa Farms and to start becoming part of our family. Come Grow with Us---!Costa Farms offers competitive wages and benefits, including:
                                • 401(k) Plan
                                • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
                                • Health Savings Account
                                • Care on Demand Telemedicine
                                • Health Insurance
                                • Dental Insurance
                                • Vision Insurance
                                • Supplemental Insurance (Aflac)
                                • Virtual workplace for certain roles
                                • Growth Opportunities
                                • Challenging and exciting work environment
                                • Costa Farms Scholarship
                                • Employee discounts on plants
                                  Costa Farms also has:On-site gym with showersOn-site cafeteria and dry cleaningLove Where You Work activities throughout the year

Keywords: Costa Farms, Miami , Purchasing Agent Live Goods, Sales , Miami, Florida

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