Buyer

Seattle

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing/Supply Chain Management preferred
  • In addition, one to three years Purchasing or related field experience required
  • Working knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Ability to effectively work with multiple customers.
  • Ability to effectively work in teams
  • Ability to multi-task and solve problems in very fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating data
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Competencies

  • Strategic Orientation
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • People Development
  • Customer Orientation
  • Team Leadership

Role Purpose Statement: Perform standard procurement tasks to source assigned food materials, in support of managing the supply chain for retail customers.

Key Interfaces: (internal, external) Internal: GMs, Finance, Legal, IT, Program Management, Customers  External: Vendors, Distributors, Customers (Retail)

Main Accountabilities

  • Research products and product costs to find suppliers who meet specifications according to needs of customer
  • Monitor product costs and recommend solutions when product cost changes
  • Strategically source ingredients to obtain optimal cost/quality as dictated by Retail Sales or customers
  • Assist with coordinating purchasing details with vendor to include pricing revisions, order cancellations, establishing discontinued items and acceptable substitutes, back orders, delivery date revisions, invoice discrepancies, etc.
  • Prepare and monitor costing of food ingredients through the menu design process; track and modify costing revisions from suppliers as needed
  • Use knowledge of available products, vendor capabilities, and industry innovation to guide customers toward standardized products
  • Support customer projects by ensuring orders follow pricing agreement negotiated by managers
  • Assist with preparation of menu presentations as needed to include: place product sample orders, confirm receipt, and work with Category Managers to confirm pricing of all ingredients and packaging goods
  • Work with Program Management / Pricing departments to ensure proper items are sourced and what is being sourced is within the specifications of the customer
  • Set-up new products into distribution and LSG systems
  • Work closely with CSCs on reallocation of dead stock inventory by reselling items, transferring to other CSCs or working with salvage companies.
  • Negotiate single source contracts, evaluate quotes and ensure specifications and pricing are competitive by obtaining quotes from competing vendors.
  • Support Quality Assurance by gathering product specifications, nutritionals, letters of guarantee and Certificates of Analysis (COA).(Retail only)

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Projects completed on time and within budget
  • Retail cost savings
  • Continuous process improvement 

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