Job Summary:

The Commodity Planner is responsible for allocation and inventory management of a designated commodity across all sites. They are responsible for the flow of their commodity for both internal and externally procured items from either domestic or imported sources.


  • Creates product allocations based on customer specifications and inventory levels
  • Ensures allocations are distributed, updated throughout the day and executed with Production
  • Routinely checks product quality in inventory and maintains communication with Quality team on inbound product
  • Coordinates and assists in communicating customers’ expectations with Production, Shipping, and Receiving
  • Ensures constant communication with sales on ad planning, product movement
  • Ensures constant communication with buyer to determine purchasing product volumes needed to bridge growing gaps, cover ad’s and fill volumes
  • Constant contact with farms on picking forecasts to stay on top of inventory volumes, sizes and quality to better plan
  • Routinely monitors, verifies, and gives feedback to Production on their accuracy of product grading


Required Skills/Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Two or more years in produce allocation or inventory management preferred
  • Proven track record in demonstrating ability to solve problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge in MS Office, Excel, Outlook and Famous or Inventory Management Systems
  • Ability to multi-task and work in high pressure environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills


Work Conditions:

  • Typical office setting, regular use of computers, printers, fax machines, scanners, etc.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time


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Pure Hothouse Foods is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free environment. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact the Human Resources department if an accommodation is required.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020


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