NYC: Ger-Nis International, LLC seeks Purchasing Assistant

6 Jan
Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Position Title: Customer Service & Purchasing Assistant

Deadline: January 15th, 2011

Start date January 17th, 2011

Ger-Nis International, LLC is a Brooklyn based importer and distributor specializing in Organic & FairTrade fruit and vegetables as well as fresh herbs.  We are seeking a qualified customer service/purchasing assistant. We are a company that believes fully in the way of organics, fair- trade & sustainable produce trading as well as educating consumers in regards to the food they eat.  We seek an addition to our team who can stand by our ideals and understand that it takes hard work and dedication to achieve success in the relatively new world of organic fair-traded products.  We distribute from 3 locations within the USA, NJ, LA & TX and this position will be assisting with the sales throughout the entire USA and Canada as well as assistant the purchasing director with all imports.

The customer service portion of this job will have to assist in the following ways:

  • Overall support of the fruit & vegetables & herb sales
  • Have daily contact with customers as well as some liaison work between warehouses and logistical operations on occasion
  • This person will have to enter orders into our system, confirmation security, customer inquiries, quality communications, and basic sales
  • Cold calling will be required as well, so the applicants must not be shy or hesitant to move into deeper sectors of sales.

The purchasing Assistant will have to assist in the following ways:

  • The organization of all purchasing of organic, fair-trade products, and assist with all of the daily paperwork and organization of the incoming shipments.

Qualified candidates must share in our ideals of supporting organic & fair-trade produce on a commercial & sustainable level.  This is an amazing opportunity for those who want to learn the commercial side of the fair-trade organic fruit & vegetable sector.  Supporting small growers from around the world including Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Palestine, we are one of the few companies within the USA who is currently selling fair-trade fresh produce and will be again of the few pioneers in this difficult industry.  We believe fully in what we do and are looking for a new team member who feels the same.

Qualified candidates will have experience in customer service and/or sales, the ability to work in a fast paced, stressful (perishables) environment is a must.  Attention to detail and impeccable organizational skills a must. Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment and think quickly and efficiently is essential.  Multi tasking skills are extremely necessary in this role.  Proficiency on all Microsoft programs a must, WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT, ACCESS & OUTLOOK.  Bonus software program expertise includes, adobe photo shop, In suite design and illustrator.

Candidates must be flexible to work weekend, holidays, evenings and overtime if needed.

We offer competitive compensation as well as a host of benefits.

E-mail us your resume & cover letter & salary requirements to

Please no phone calls.

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