Produce Replenishment Buyer - Franklin

Seward Co-op Minneapolis, MN
Seward Community Coop - Franklin Store

Produce Replenishment Buyer

Job Description

Purpose: To provide excellent customer service, receive and stock product, and maintain a neat, clean, fully stocked grocery department. To order replenishment stock to meet department objectives for inventory turns and customer service. To assist Buyers in meeting department goals.

Status: Full or Part-time. Reports to the Produce Manager

Pay Level: III


* Place orders with distributors week days, including weekend order on Friday.

* Morning shifts required due to ordering and receiving schedules

* Place shorts order by 9:30 a.m. when necessary.

* Place orders with local farmers during the growing season on a weekly or bi/tri-weekly schedule.

* Communicate regularly with other buyers/staff regarding what products will be coming from which suppliers and when

* Coordinate returns and credit from suppliers when applicable.

* Work with department manager to source and merchandise new products

* Work with centralized Produce and Floral Buyer and manager to phase out products that are not selling

* Work with manager to set prices to meet margin goals

* Perform periodic comparisons with competitors

* Ensure pricing/signage accuracy, including POS updates

* Communicate pertinent information to produce staff

* All duties listed on Produce Staff Job Description

* Wash hands routinely, frequently and properly to ensure the safety of our products per Seward Co-ops Hand Washing Policy.

* Follow the gift policy when receiving vendor samples.

* Other duties as requested by produce manager

Other duties as assigned



* Retail produce experience

* Produce buying experience preferable

* Excellent communication skills

* English proficiency

* Computer proficiency

* Excellent customer services skills


* Ability to stand for long periods of time

* Manual dexterity with hazardous equipment

* Ability to work in a cold and damp environment

* Ability to stand, bend, stoop, reach, squat and walk for extended periods of time per shift

* Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly on a shift

* Bend and lift loads, not to exceed 50 pounds. Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds.

* Environmental exposure to extreme temperatures (coolers, ovens, freezer, outdoors, etc.)

* Ability to freely access all areas of the store including offices, sales floor, back stock areas, and walk-in coolers and freezers.

* Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.


* Retail produce experience

* Produce buying experience

* Multilingual

* Demonstrated ability to work with customers and co-workers from various cultural backgrounds