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Grocery Buyer – Alabama
Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com
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.
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
5 + years successful experience as a Grocery Category Manager/Buyer.