Job Info
  1. Job Title: Sourcing Specialist
  2. Location: Monterey, CA
  3. Number: 10506
  4. Post Date: 10/29/2018
Job description

Are you someone who enjoys the fast paced, ever changing produce industry?  PRO*ACT is looking for a produce veteran to join our team in Monterey as a Sourcing Specialist.  This position’s role is to work on behalf of our distributors while collaborating with our account management team and suppliers.  Applying candidates must be a willing participant of a cohesive team, embrace multitasking and have superior communication skills with the utmost attention to detail.

Title: Sourcing Specialist

Reports to: Sourcing Manager

Type: Full Time Exempt


Product Sourcing & Fulfillment:

  • Provide value to distributors by sourcing high-quality products at competitive prices.
  • Maximize incentive programs by sourcing from respective supplier base; balance incentives with product quality and price to maximize benefits.
  • Source and price P.O.s in a timely manner.
  • Forecast market trends, product quality, availability and seasonal transitions; communicate to internal team and distribution network.
  • Provide sourcing price comparisons as directed by department leadership.
  • Ensure order fulfillment by utilizing data and reports to hold supplier partners accountable.
  • Network and collaborate with internal team, distributor procurement and sales teams and suppliers to grow business.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge and expertise on all assigned products.
  • Serve in “on-call” rotation: manage after-hours emergencies; communicate outcomes and/or additional needs with procurement; manage customer expectations throughout the process.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in stressful situations
  • Must be able to problem solve with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must possess strong negotiating skills with a high focus on customer service
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)         


  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Smartsheet a plus!
  • 5-7 Years produce experience
  • Some travel may be required


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan Employer Match
  • Wellness Plan
  • Paid Holidays and Vacations

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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