Sr. Manager, Produce Procurement

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Under general supervision from the Sr. Director, Produce Procurement, the Sr. Procurement Manager is responsible for the supervision of the produce procurement program. This position helps direct all produce purchasing activities for Sprouts Farmers Market including; product sourcing, program implementation, vendor partner negotiations and oversight, weekly promotional requirements, turn and trend analysis, and adherence to inventory and service level goals.

Essential Functions

  • Involved in and oversees all produce purchases for the Arizona Warehouse (Glendale, AZ).
  • Coordinates objectives and directions from the Vice President of Produce and Sr Director of Produce Procurement.
  • Helps define and enforce buying practices to meet communicated inventory turns goals.
  • Uses historical data and forecasting tools to support future business initiatives.
  • Collects and coordinates promotional offerings for all price and item versions.
  • Responsible for replenishment of assigned categories and commodities.
  • Reinforces ordering best practices to support service level expectations for all categories.
  • Manages the tracking of vendor performance in the areas of fill rates, rejections, timeliness, etc.
  • Ensures consistency in quality through support of defined product standards and specifications.
  • Communicate promotional and seasonal plans and execution strategies to the buying team.
  • Communicates with various company personnel, vendors and other customers. Responds to issues and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Shares department gross margin objectives through influence on timely price change maintenance, inventory position relative to market conditions, adherence to defined product specs, and promotional allowances.
  • Leads, develops and coaches team of buyers.
  • Works directly with the Regional Produce Trainers and Store Operations Team in support of market and availability updates, special orders, and general service level reviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

  • 10+ years experience in produce buying and procurement.
  • Experience with inventory management in a distribution center.
  • Experience working with growers and/ or produce vendors in a variety of produce items.
  • Demonstrates superior leadership, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to coach and train new team members.
  • Possess effective time management, presentation, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be resourceful and effective at building partnerships in and outside of the company.
  • Ability to use all resources to effectively solve problems.
  • Must have strong computer skills (Outlook, Excel, and Word).
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities, pay attention to detail, have a good understanding of Produce best practices, be able to maintain confidentiality, be able to provide and receive constructive feedback, be able to work in a fast pace environment, the ability to work within strict time frames and deadlines, be able to use the standard office equipment and be able to carry out written and verbal instruction.
  • Be committed to providing excellent customer service.


In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

  • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
  • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

Why Sprouts

Grow with us!

If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.





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