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Junior Buyer, Food Industry

Gellert Global Group Paramus, NJ

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Originally established in 1916, Camerican International is a leading US food importer to the retail, foodservice, chain restaurant, and manufacturing industries. Camerican imports food products such as frozen and canned fruits, vegetables, seafood, and select specialty items from over 40 countries around the world. Camerican is headquartered in Paramus, NJ, with sales offices across the US. For more information, please visit us at

Camerican International is seeking an Junior Buyer who will be responsible for performing procurement associated functions related to inventory management, product quality, specifications management, and supply chain. This is not a remote position.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support Senior Buyer with coordination and monitoring of new item development with external suppliers and internal teams such as QA, Sales, and Packaging/Labeling from inception to delivery of product
  • Manage sample process to include initial request from suppliers to arranging delivery of sample(s) and scheduling product cuttings
  • Collect product specifications from supplier and confirm accuracy with Sales, QA and Packaging; record and update in ERP system
  • Perform administrative duties directly related to the procurement function in new ERP
  • Cultivate effective relationships with suppliers
  • Support in the procurement for assigned items while maintaining acceptable service levels and ensure timely delivery of products
  • Assists Buyers as needed with new item presentations and new item maintenance
  • Research market trends to source new and exciting products
  • Assist the marketing team with promotional activities for assigned products


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field
  • Previous food industry experience preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar role
  • High level of organization, time management and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines while balancing competing priorities
  • Proficiency in MS Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

In addition to offering a competitive base salary and a performance-based bonus program, we are committed to providing our employees with comprehensive benefits that include a choice of benefit plans and levels of coverage to meet the needs of the employees and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefit options (Company contribution towards medical)
  • Company paid Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Tax Savings Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
  • Generous company match with immediate vesting upon enrollment in our 401(k)
  • Progressive PTO policy in addition to Company paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Educational Assistance program for both employees and their children
  • Employee engagement and recognition programs
  • Employee Referral Bonus program
  • Employee Wellness and Community Giving Initiatives
  • Company-sponsored celebrations and team building events

Camerican International, Inc. (a Gellert Global Group company) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce through application of its nondiscrimination policy. All employment decisions are conducted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Gellert Global Group


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