Diversified Sourcing Solutions is recruiting for a Purchasing Agent position for a Flower Company- Leader in Importing, Growing and Distributing Fresh Cut Flowers.
Location: Miami Fl
- Develop and maintain relationships with vendors to ensure the most favorable terms and conditions and long term growth.
- Negotiate purchases with reliable sources to meet company requirements as relates to quality, customer service, sales budget, gross margin, fair market pricing.
- Prepare, processes and expedites purchase orders
- Track status, delivery and receipt of orders and resolves shortages and / or errors of shipments with grower to ensure fulfillment of committed orders.
- Is aware of and ensures that immediate action is taken with assigned farms that develop chronic quality issues
- Provides alternative solutions in the event that a specific product is not available in a timely manner
- Authorizes payments for purchases by reviewing monthly report of purchases
- Must have 5+yrs purchasing experience, preferably flowers
- Mass market experience a plus, not required
- Excellent negotiating, problem solving and follow up skills
- Written and Verbal skills in both English and Spanish
- Detailed Oriented, multitasking and meet deadlines - time management skills
- Self motivated and disciplined with "can do" attitude
- Strong computer skills including MSO Suite
- Excellent critical thinking and decision making skills