Sysco Buyer in Charlotte, North Carolina


Location North Carolina - Charlotte

Job Code 3589

# of openings 1

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FreshPoint Produce, a subsidiary of SYSCO Foods, is the largest foodservice distributor of fresh produce in the country, supplying the freshest produce directly from the field to our customer’s kitchens.


Responsible for assigned commodities which includes pricing, procuring product, costing product, maintaining quality, performing inventory control, freight, item file maintenance, margin management, protecting shrink, and fill rates, 100% compliance with all Corporate food safety protocols when needed.


  • Purchase of all retail, foodservice, organic and specialty produce items at the lowest cost possible.

  • Determine daily needs and maintain the desired inventory levels.

  • Order loads and build trucks for loading

  • Ensure fill rate of 99% or greater

  • Initiate transfers when & where applicable

  • Ensure 100% compliance with all vendor HHA/COI/GAP certifications

  • Coordination of loads with the Baugh office and carriers.

  • Set weekly “Market” price.

  • Participate in the weekly pricing meeting.

  • Margin management

  • Provide pricing to Sales and Regional compliance as requested

  • Monitor “National” prices for accuracy.

  • Verify and confirm that contract items are priced correctly in the system prior to being received into the system

  • Participate in Credits as % to net sales of less than 1%

  • Verify and confirm passings and PO’s before they are received for 100% accuracy

  • Ensure that all shrink is protected

  • Perform cooler walks daily

  • Serves as liaison between the sales staff and the procurement department.

  • Participate in inventory if needed.

  • Assists department personnel during employee absences.

  • Responsible for sustainability initiative in assigned area.

  • Set up local rebate programs where applicable

  • Assist with sourcing and setting up local farmers for local sourcing program

  • Recommend program pricing commitments (i.e. quantities, vendor)

  • Other duties as determined necessary by management.

  • Adherence to attendance policy and work schedule including rotating Saturday duty

  • Generate a “push” sales list weekly

  • Ensure 100% compliance with all Corporate and local food safety programs

QUALIFICATIONS : The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours when necessary

  • Punctuality and consistent attendance is a must

  • Detail oriented

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively over the phone, good negotiating and interpersonal skills and ability to handle stress effectively.

  • General understanding of computers.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple assignments.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Must be able to work with all levels within the organization.

  • AS-400 experience preferred


  • High school degree or equivalent

  • Two (2) years produce-related purchasing preferred.

  • Two (2) years intensive produce knowledge, including seasonal changes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : The Physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. An individual should contact his or her supervisor or the human resources department if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed.

Primarily sedentary in nature, however some minor lifting may be required. While performing the duties of this job, an associate occasionally works near moving mechanical apparatus and is occasionally exposed to vibration and moderate to high noise levels. The work environment includes congested and high traffic areas, slippery floors, working alongside forklifts, single pallet jacks, electric walk behind jacks and hand carts. Walking and working is done on concrete flooring. Some duties are performed in the warehouse and will require work to be done in varying climates. Temperatures range from zero in the coolers to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or above outdoors.


Office environment

Warehouse environment