Home Chef Produce Buyer in San Bernardino, California

  • Plan purchasing requirements based on customer volume, menu selection and production scheduling specifications at the corporate level

  • Coordinate with Corporate procurement team on all Food Category purchasing functions for a $25 million Food Subscription Service for the San Bernardino location

  • Ensure customer quality standards and requirements are consistently met

  • Work with San Bernardino production managers to ensure proper inventory levels of all Food Categories are on hand for production

  • Coordinate a just-in-time delivery process / schedule for certain high volume / costly products

  • Implement purchasing procedures to ensure effective product cost control

  • Evaluate and select vendors that meet quality, price and delivery specification

  • Negotiate with vendors to ensure low prices and high quality

  • Analyze and interpret numerical data and perform basic financial analysis

  • Facilitate uniform quality standards in food safety

  • Ensure compliance of Corporate Foodservice Standards

  • Responsible for the accuracy for purchasing and receiving product

  • Conduct periodic inventory of purchased product storerooms

  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts


  • Must have clean driving record (will use company van often for shorts pick ups)

  • Must have strong analytical skills for purchasing improvement using MS Excel and collected data points across plants

  • Available for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the department.( Sunday-Thursday)

  • Must have strong negotiating & sourcing skills

  • Performs tasks under general supervision

  • Must be able to function within a team environment

  • Ability to solve purchasing related problems and deal with a variety of pricing variables in situations where some standardization exists

  • Competent to work independently within area of expertise

  • Minimum 5 years related experience in purchasing/Procurement; food industry experience preferred


Full Health Benefits after 30 days of employment