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Grocery Buyer

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Anaheim, United States


- National Company
- Grocery Buyer

About Our Client
This is an innovative Food and Beverage company driven to provide a great, quality selection at the lowest price possible.

Job Description
- Responsible for the total assigned fresh category procurement and buying for assigned distribution center(s).
- Implement the procurement strategy and solicit feedback from the field on customer relationships, industry trends and strategy implementation to recommend new products, quality and grades of products.
- Negotiate cost of goods with vendors to ensure profitability within category procurement; procure products based on necessary quantities and, depending on assigned area, select vendors to maximize sales, minimize out of stocks and/or maximize product quality.
- Work with management to achieve the overall goals in inventory management, standards and service levels, and to drive company goals and initiatives, sales, gross margins, inventory fill rate, internal and external customer relationships and marketing efforts to achieve maximum sales and profit.
- Facilitate resolution of product supply issues with vendor, warehouses and/or retail locations. May assist with the return of incorrect deliveries/products and provide vendors with necessary information for credit/exchange as required.
- Ensure delivery of goods as scheduled; contact vendors to finalize purchase order transactions, expedite orders as required, resolve discrepancies and/or follow up as needed.
- Responsible for item maintenance and accurate documentation within the purchasing system and department records.
- Develop and maintain working relationships with cross-functional business partners (i.e., Merchandising, Distribution, Retail, Manufacturing, etc.) and external vendors/suppliers.
- Partner cross-functionally to optimize transportation efficiencies, ad planning, merchandising, sales planning and/or manufacturing.
- Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and best Procurement/Merchandising practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes.

The Successful Applicant
- 5+ years experience purchasing for a food & beverage company
- Must posses knowledge of the loca market and category trends
- Excellent communication skills
- Must be experienced in Microsoft Office Suite

What's on Offer
- Competitive Compensation and Benefits
- Opportunities for Career Growth

 





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