JR Buyer

  • Location: Vernon, CA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #25773
  • Salary: $23.00 - $26.00 Per Hour

The Junior Buyer will play an important role in managing the purchasing process for designated categories of produce, ensuring that we maintain a consistent supply of high-quality produce at competitive prices.


Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:30pm or 7:00am-3:30pm

Pay Rate:



  • Analyze, adjust and optimize product and component inventory levels and turns to coincide with customer demand, lead time changes, and movement forecasts.
  • Proactively seek cost reduction opportunities with supplier base on the with company goals.
  • Coordinate quality issues with suppliers as required and effectively manage returns to supplier.
  • Proactively and routinely drives spend analysis activities, identifying strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned commodities in conjunction with supply chain initiatives.
  • Understands and utilize strategic sourcing processes to select suppliers based on the best combination of cost, capability, quality, reliability and delivery of supplier to strict measurements and controls.
  • Remains current on economic, industrial and other trends that affect market and prices.
  • Perform problem-solving and troubleshooting when problems arise purchase orders; resolve receipt and invoice discrepancies and escalate supplier management issues to department heads in a timely manner.
  • Create and manage purchase orders, request for quotes and request for proposals including scope of work, technical documents, pricing, procedures, cost, deliverables, and key milestones.
  • Works closely with corporate/store personnel ensure to avoid any inventory and invoice discrepancies.

  • Minimum of 2-4 years relevant work experience in manufacturing industry
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, statistical analysis, time management, human relations, and organizational skills.
  • Candidate will need to possess strong organizational, analytical, and motivational skills along with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, metrics-driven, performance-based environment with stretch goals.
  • Qualified candidates will have experience in offshore sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing.
  • Bilingual Spanish is preferred but not required.