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18 Jun 2020

Southeast Grocery Buyer – Alabama

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

Job Description

Job #36572

A well-established and reputable produce distributor is seeking a Grocery Buyer to join their team. This position will manage assigned grocery categories which includes maintaining adequate stock and quality levels; maintain vendor compliance with regards to product specifications, food safety, service level and cost. The ideal candidate must be analytical, able to work under high amounts of pressure, and enjoy finding the best strategy to efficiently manage their portion of the supply chain.

Responsibilities: 

  •  Purchase assigned products competitively to specification.
  • Maintain daily work list at designated location.
  • Interact and communicate with the procurement, sales and operations team on product status to achieve continuous and open flow of information.
  • Meet or exceed goals given by the Procurement Director.
  • Strive to improve inventory turns, reduce out of stock, control shrink and maintain FIFO inventory.
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of categories across retail
  • Make confident decisions under pressure
  • Ability to plan events and ads
  • Work well with a team
  • Dependable, prompt, on time

Qualifications:

  • 5 + years successful experience as a Grocery Category Manager/Buyer.
  • Excel spreadsheet
  • Microsoft office
  • AS 400
  • Eager to adapt to system change

Compensation: DOE, Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com

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

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