(SH-149) Junior Buyer

(SH-149) Junior Buyer

18 Nov
Van-Whole Produce

18 Nov

Van-Whole Produce


About us

Since 1984, Van-Whole Produce began offering hundreds of varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables from over 40 countries across the globe. Being a leading wholesale produce company in Western Canada, Van-Whole Produce consistently delivers on service with quality

The position will focus on finding quality products for Van-Whole Produce’s customers at fair market values. The selected candidate must be able to understand market trends and provide Van-Whole Produce with a competitive edge while maintaining gross margins.


- starting 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

- available to work on Saturday and holidays

Role and Responsibilities

- Responsible for inventory quality and turns for products purchased

- Responsible for competitive purchasing

- Responsible for maintaining or exceeding margin standard

- Must manage discrepancies with suppliers when faced with; inspections, adjustments, claims, shortages, received cargo receipts, etc.

- Maintain proper inventory levels

- Follow seasonal products and be aware of all opportunities to introduce new products or promote sales on existing products

- Communicate effectively with sales staff on market information to determine effective marketing strategies

- Communicate effectively with Purchasing Manager and manage fluctuations that differ from current landed costs

- Participate and offer opportunities for independent chain store ads, volume sales strategies, regional group ads as well as in-house ads

- Analyze quality reports and take corrective actions

- Plan delivery routes from California

- Direct all transportation activities

- Develop transportation relationships

- Negotiate and bargain transportation prices

Qualifications and Education Requirements

- Post-secondary education; undergraduate degree preferred

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills

- Sales or purchasing experience preferred

- Experience in vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating, and liaising with vendors)

- Strong computer competency with the ability to quickly learn new software programs

- Strong understanding of supply chain management

- Ability to manage high workload in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines

- Strong analytical and forecasting skills

- The ability to speak Cantonese and Mandarin is an asset


- Attractive extended healthcare plan coverage: Dental, Prescription, Vision care, Emergency Medical incidents, short-term/long-term disabilities, and more

- Employee Pension Plan

- Vacation up to 6 weeks per year

- Automatic wage increase based upon hours of service

- Staff Purchase discount of up to 12% off wholesale prices.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Additional pay:

- Bonus pay


- Casual dress

- Company pension

- Dental care

- Disability insurance

- Extended health care

- Life insurance

- Paid time off

- Vision care


- 8 hour shift

- Holidays

- Monday to Friday

- Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:

Mask mandatory, sanitization.

Application question(s):

- What is your salary expectation?


- Purchasing: 1 year (preferred)


- Cantonese/Mandarin (preferred)

Work remotely:

- No

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