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Thank You For The LinkedIn Add & Global Sourcing Search
August 5, 2014 11:19 AM

Hello Will,

Thank you very much for the LinkedIn add! Given your vast international experience, I would appreciate your networking help on a search I'm conducting.

I am working on a Global Sourcing Manager position with an avocado grower / shipper in California. This person will be a part of the top managerial team in the company and oversee all grower contracts, grower relations, and procurement functions for the company.

This is a multi-faceted position that requires a lot of travel, but will have a major impact on the organization.

~ Position and company headquarters are located in Riverside County, CA. Relocation available for the position.

~ Global Sourcing Manger will oversee multiple aspects of procurement, grower relations, contracts; and will work closely with supply chain, harvesting, and sales.

~ Seeking bilingual (English / Spanish) professionals who have a strong understanding of orchard crops like avocados, citrus, mangos, stone fruit.

~ Experience working with growers in Mexico strongly desired. The role will travel throughout Mexico, Central, and South America.

~ Understand profitability, F.O.B. pricing on sales here in the U.S., grower returns, able to work closely with growers to explain returns and market conditions.

This is a highly detailed position, and I am happy to share more info. If you know anyone who excels at sourcing product and working with growers in Mexico, I would appreciate any referrals!

Thank You,


D.J. Stornetta
Produce Careers Inc.
Office 1-805-481-3200 x13
Mobile 1-805-441-1041


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