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Floral Buyer

Location: Jacksonville, FL
Reports to: Director of Procurement


  • To be responsible for the buying function of assigned categories: Bouquets, roses, arrangements, blooming plants, foliage plants, balloons and gift products for the 1-800-Flowers organization.
  • To cross-train in each category and become proficient in each procurement system, using consistent buying practices and communication methods as assigned by Director of Procurement
  • To support the company's top quality image on all products, by receiving, organizing and managing suppliers' product information: Item, spec, UPCs, seasonal varieties, case dimensions, packs, costs and availability
  • To follow the procurement planning calendar, insuring top quality products, cost parities, on-time crop production/harvesting, and on-time delivery
  • To effectively manage on-time service levels to all distribution points with the prioritization of daily activities: Supplier communication, DC communication and purchase order review
  • To provide daily direction to Purchase Order Administrators regarding PO prioritization and PO resolution
  • To review daily quality reports and, under the direction of the Director of Procurement, insure that all current and future buys are placed with suppliers who execute company standards in quality, variety, freshness, service and customer satisfaction
  • To optimize sales and gross profits with the maintenance of accurate company records: Category/UPC data, paperless procurement records, cost history, supplier records and invoicing on all products shipped
  • To participate in Mass Markets and Retail Florist events as determined by supervisor, and to receive feedback on product performance and service level
  • To stay updated on the floral industry by reading trade publications and attending Trade Shows as deemed beneficial by supervisor
  • To create beneficial partnerships with the vendors who support the company's freshness image, and maintain the integrity of the products throughout all phases of the supply chain
  • To provide daily updates to Director of Procurement, participate in regular staff meeting, and execute other good communication practices to keep all superiors and delegates informed of important information
  • To meet core attendance policies, remain open to new processes and initiatives and execute all other activities as set forth by the Director of Procurement

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receiving, organizing and managing suppliers' product information: Item, spec, seasonal varieties, UPCs, case dimensions, packs, costs and availability
  • Supplier communication, DC communication and purchase order review for on-time arrival
  • Daily direction to Purchase Order Administrators regarding PO prioritization and PO resolution
  • Review daily quality reports and take appropriate action under the direction of supervisor
  • Accurate maintenance of records, category plan, supplier information, UPC data and invoicing

Supervisory Responsibilty:

Number of Employees supervised directly or through subordinates

  • Supplier Management (80)
  • PO Administrators (3)


  • Proven analytical abilities, computer skills, professional verbal and written communication skills, time-management and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented, ability to manage complex processes while not losing sight of evolving goals and priorities
  • Efficiency expert, who finds the best way to efficiently source, communicate, assign, manage and ship products through both standard and future methods
  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently
  • Ability to understand and follow English instructions

Independent Action:

Direct authority of all procurement practices above; PO direction delegated to PO Administrators; all functions overseen by Director of Procurement

Special Requirements of the Position:

  • Ability to locate base office in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Authorization to work in the United States or the ability to obtain the same
  • Ability to travel within the U.S. and internationally
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug testing and background check

Physical Demands:

Typing, keyboarding, reading, understanding written/verbal communication, light lifting, speaking, seeing, hearing, walking, traveling and organizing

To Apply: Send your Cover Letter and Resume, including salary history, to:
Human Resources at
One Old Country Road
Suite 500
Carle Place, NY 11514


Only Qualified Applicants Will Be Contacted.

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