Seward Co-op
  • 15-May-2018 to 31-Dec-2022 (CST)
  • Franklin Store
  • $12.00 - $18.50
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Days, Nights, Weekends

Medical, Dental, Paid Time Off and Staff Discount

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


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