Flower Buyer/Processor

Hiring Organization: McNamara Florist
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Indianapolis, IN
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

Flower Buyer/Processor
Process cut flowers on a daily/weekly basis according to intended quality, timing, and margin. Maintain strong relationships with all farms, freight forwarders, and carriers. Maintain all data so sales, receiving, and vendors have consistent access to the information needed to perform their jobs well.

Because of the seasonal nature of the business, it is expected that all staff in all areas work in retail, production and/or events/installations approximately 6 weeks out of the year or as needed to support the overall goals of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

-Take a box count of incoming floral shipments and compare to the freight company waybill. Note any discrepancy. 
-Process newly arrived product
- inspect for quality (if questionable, set aside with the box. In some cases leave in box).
- remove from the shipping box and give a fresh cut using a pneumatic underwater cutter or appropriate cutting method for the type of stem.
- place in the appropriate bucket and move bucket to appropriate pallet
- If tags for sold product are provided, tag and move to a designated cart.
-Move flower boxes to cardboard baler and crush
- restack any flower boxes being saved and move to appropriate area 

Process vendors invoices
- Generate the laid-in cost of each product received using MS Excel spreadsheet provided
- Enter vendor invoices into Quickbooks program
- Once a week update average cost of product in Quickbooks
- Enter sales of wholesale product and email invoices/receipts to the retail stores.

Daily by 1:30, update and email out an availability list of product on hand in wholesale cooler to our stores

-Assist in pulling product for distribution to our retail stores based on the standing order spreadsheet.
-Assist in consolidating buckets in the cooler and removing empty buckets.
-Clean up cutting area, pump water out of underwater cutter, clean and refill with clean water for the next days processing. 
-Sanitize any buckets returned to our area
-Assist in filling any additional orders received during the afternoon

Qualifications to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required: Mathematical Skills, Computer Skills, Productivity, Adaptability, Attendance/Punctuality, Physical Demands, Work Environment Characteristics
Erin A. Davidson, Marketing Coordinator
McNamara Florist
1853 Ludlow Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46201
Office: (317) 596-1210

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