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We are representing a well-established distribution/logistics company based in TX that is searching for a Senior Buyer to join their team.
Job Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
- Sourcing, buying and replenishment of both domestic and imported food products.
- Establish and build vendor relationships.
- Provide logistic and sales order support and analyze sales vs. purchases.
- Analyze cost saving strategies and forecast purchases due to product availability and seasonality.
- Maintain the relationship and facilitate the communications between the vendor and various departments.
- Manage inventory control according to the company policies and ensure that items are available as needed.
- Own and monitor demand exceptions, assessing potential inventory exposure while recommending corrective solutions.
- Manage vendor documentation including label specifications, certificates, dating, ingredient and nutrition facts, etc.
- Identify vendors to satisfy purchasing needs and maintain the necessary inventory levels at competitive terms.
- Analyze quotes based on all relevant terms, including but not limited to: freight, payment, packaging, timing, etc.
Qualifications and Competencies:
- MUST have food sourcing, food import costing and FSMA experience.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Advanced Microsoft Skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
- Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Very detailed oriented and thorough.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Solid understanding and knowledge of working with Global Food Safety and international shipping terms and methods.
- High degree of customer service orientation and negotiation skills.
- Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
- Possess a strong sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines.
- Flexible with a proactive and professional attitude
- Bilingual in Spanish a plus but not required
Compensation: DOE, Benefits, 401k, relocation assistance.
Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com
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