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Supply Chain - Senior Specialty Buyer

240 Food Center Dr,
Bronx, NY 10474
Full-time, Part-time
The Chefs' Warehouse is a specialty food distributor that began sourcing products focused on serving the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate some of the nation's leading menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools and specialty food stores. We believe that we have a distinct competitive advantage in serving these customers as a result of our extensive selection of distinctive and hard-to-find specialty and center-of-the-plate food products, our product knowledge and our customer service. We serve the finest restaurants, hotels, caterers and gourmet stores around the country.


Summary: Coordinates inventory replenishment activities with suppliers, sales, logistics and operations for specific specialty categories

  • Place purchase orders with vendors utilizing an awareness of seasonal fluctuations, market effects and other information that require a high attention to detail to avoid spoilage, overstocks and shortages.
  • Manage and maintain the entire Purchase-to-Pay process, covering:
    1. PO Creation
    2. Vendor Confirmation
    3. Accurate expected delivery date updates
    4. Collaboration with Accounts Payable to ensure payment
  • Maintain Purchasing system data to effectively generate suggested POs
  • Maintain necessary required vendor documents (electronic and physical), such as W-9's, Indemnities, etc.
  • Work closely with:
    1. Vendors to ensure POs are filled and delivered in a timely fashion
    2. Vendors to manage FDA issues
    3. Logistics to minimize freight expenses
    4. Sales Managers to manage out-of-stock or over-stock risks
    5. Customer Service teams to enable sales order growth
    6. Buyers to build upon best-practices
  • Build and maintain vendor relationships to not only support PO fulfillment, but also negotiate volume discounts and price breaks wherever possible
  • Manage Fusion system issues that impact Purchasing and Receiving
  • Maintain BFC dating system to minimize close dated issues and Expired product impact
  • Provide Leadership and Mentoring support to Initiatives/Projects
  • Education and/or Experience:
    1. 8+ years buying experience with a focus on Import Buying
    2. Supervisory Responsibility in a Buying capacity
    3. Bachelor's degree from accredited four-year college or university preferred
    • Previous food service distribution and/or food importing experience strongly preferred
    • Computer skills (JDE, Microsoft Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Competencies and/or Attributes:
    • Must be a team player with a positive attitude
    • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and basic technology proficiency (Excel, PPT, etc.)
    • Self-starter, professional, goal oriented and able to handle multiple tasks
  1. Must have a sense of urgency and be able to work under pressure, be comfortable in a fast-paced, metrics-driven environment
  2. Flexible with the ability to work well with all departments and levels of staff both internally & externally #IND1
The Chefs' Warehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.
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  • 240 Food Center Dr, Bronx, NY 10474, USA
Posting ID: 611546013Posted: 2021-06-16Job Title: Supply Chain Senior Specialty Buyer