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Sprouts Farmers Market Local Produce Buyer in Glendale, Arizona

The Local Produce Buyer supports the Sr. Merchandising Manager in coordination and management of locally and regionally grown products and programs within each designated market. Under the direction of the Senior Merchandising Manager, the Regional Buyer will investigate sourcing options by market and coordinate sustainable local programs around products that meet Sprout’s standards for quality and food safety. This position will also provide all necessary direction around product ordering, delivery, and merchandising management at retail.

  • Research local and regional grower options for all designated markets within area of responsibility to support a minimum of 15 items during seasonal growing window

  • Working with the Procurement, Accounting, and Food Safety departments, coordinate vendor authorization and set up for designated grower partnerships

  • Collaborate with the Procurement teams for each region to determine approved items as well as delivery mechanisms and schedules to support order and delivery processes for the stores

  • Work directly with suppliers to facilitate collection of item, cost, and delivery information

  • Develop and communicate ordering and merchandising direction to store teams to ensure consistency in program approach and support

  • Primary customer contact person for all distribution centers including: allocation of products to each store, inventory control support, vendor delivery schedule supervision, communication and recover of rejected product, etc.

  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files for quantity and cost accuracy

  • Assist the Category Manager with analyzing progress against department’s objectives and initiatives

  • Assist in vendor and new item set up and maintenance processes

  • Assist with all weekly regular and promotional merchandising communication tactics for the regional and store teams

  • Work on location within one of the core markets with consistent travel to other designated regions based on business needs

  • Bachelor Degree preferred with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in Buying; or an acceptable combination of education and experience

  • Ability to successfully manage concurrent projects and meet deadlines

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information

  • Strong sense of urgency with the ability to prioritize

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & Outlook)

In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

  • Competitive pay

  • Opportunities for career growth

  • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts

  • Flexible schedules

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

  • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match

  • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision

  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care

  • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

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Grow with us!

If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting. Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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Requisition ID: 128776

External Company Name: Sprouts Farmers Market

External Company URL: https://www.sprouts.com/

Street: 5445 West Missouri Avenue

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