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Purchasing Agent/Buyer (Fresh and Frozen Fish)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Job Type
6 Sep 2022
Samuels and Son Seafood, the nation s leading purveyor of fresh and frozen seafood is looking to expand our purchasing department and we have a unique and exciting opportunity for the right person. The right person for this position should have knowledge of purchasing for a wholesale food distributor and comfortable working in a very face-paced and growth-focused culture. Samuels offers competitive compensation and benefits package.

In-depth training is provided.

Job description:

  • Strong ability to negotiate and secure best prices and terms
  • Strong understanding of the global seafood marketplace
  • Studies global market prices and trends to aid in decision making based on accurate research and market conditions
  • Makes regular purchases of assigned items at best possible market prices based on sales flow
  • Introduce new items from suppliers to the various sales departments
  • Make large scale commodity purchases at best possible market prices
  • Introduce new items from suppliers to the various sales teams
  • Strong attention to detail in regards to product specifications and quality
  • Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers
  • Attends category specific trade shows as required.

Skill Requirements:

  • 2 years or more purchasing experience (seafood/food preferred)
  • Must have experience working within an importing/exporting environment
  • Proven ability to work with Senior Management
  • Experience in large commodity purchasing
  • Strong analytical and excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate collaboration, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience inventory control and sourcing
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and internet savvy


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  • Job Reference: 705697823-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Samuels & Son Seafood Company
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent