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14 Aug 2019

Southwest Senior Buyer – Texas

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #35431

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

Job Categories: Buying, Procurement. Job Types: Southwest. Job expires in Endless.

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