Buyer - Specialty Foods

When you work for Capitol City Produce, you discover we are all about people. Whether you are a team member or a customer, we have a singular focus: improving your experience. We gain our energy from creating “Wow!” experiences. So join our team and let us “Wow” you!

Come Grow Your Career With Us! Capitol City Produce is looking for a Buyer - Specialty Foods to work hand in hand with our new Category Manager of Specialty Foods.


  • Secures quality, cost-effective specialty food products and is responsible for timely planning, scheduling of receipt and inventory control of assigned products
  • Receives and analyzes quotes, negotiates prices and terms with suppliers, and recommends suppliers with respect to quality, cost, and delivery competitiveness
  • Maintains awareness of market trends, technology and food safety
  • Communicates with internal and external customers and vendors
  • Informs management of favorable purchasing opportunities
  • Assists with the bi-weekly inventory process
  • Performs administrative tasks as needed


  • Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in business administration, economics and/or management preferred
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing and materials control in a wholesale/food environment
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency working in Google Suites or Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of purchasing/accounting processes
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Decision making ability
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Team player who can work with people at all levels within the company and with outside customers and vendors

We offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Company paid life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental insurance including life, accident, cancer and short-term disability

Capitol City Produce is a family owned and operated wholesale produce distributor rooted in core values that create an incredible work environment and team culture. We're on the move and kicking off a new warehouse and office expansion to be completed in the fall of 2024. Come and be a part of our growth!