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Grocery Buyer

La Grange, IL 60525
Full-time
$43.13 - $72.94
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Responsible for the profitable procurement of product lines assigned. Buy in accordance with policies and
guidelines set forth by the Company and the Distribution Center.
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Accountable and Reports to: Procurement Manager - Grocery
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Maintain acceptable service levels and ensure in-stock on all ad product
Review and react to any issues on the daily out of stock report
Constantly review forecasts (regular, promotional, and seasonal) and react to any trends
Review and update buy multiples and purchase order constraints to correlate with forecasts
Review and update lead times based on product demand, vendor behavior, and seasonal events
Understand deal structures and incorporate into buying strategy to achieve best cost of goods; use forward buy opportunities to obtain best possible costs
Check inbound purchase orders for timely delivery and proactively work with the vendorbroker on any foreseen issues
Obtain inventory turn goals. Set and maintain inventory levels in relation to anticipated and actual sales
Schedule purchases of perishable product and maintain code date requirements
Assist in the maintenance functions pertaining to proper freight charges, pricing brackets, allowances and deal information
Maintain an ongoing communication dialog with the Sales Manager(s), for consideration in making future buying and/or programming decisions
Develop and maintain good working relationships with brokers, vendors, store directors, distribution center and division office personnel
Assist in promotional distributions
SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS: (These are considered occasional in nature)
Work on special projects as assigned by management
At time the incumbent may visit the Distribution Center operations
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB:
Bachelor's Degree, Management Certificate or equivalent expirience required
Retail operations management experience
Marketing experience helpful
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other Office programs
Knowledge of distribution systems helpful
Track record of good judgment and able to achieve results with minimum supervision
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Most work is performed under general office conditions in a temperature controlled environment.
Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at a desk.
EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB:
Incumbent will use calculators, keyboards, telephones, and other office equipment in the course of the workday
CONTACTS:
Has daily contact with co-workers, suppliers/vendors and customers

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