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Procurement Specialist- Gourmet Foods
- Excellent opportunity for Purchasing professionals with food background!
- Expanding operation in Central Jersey!!
About Our Client
My client is a specialty foods distributor looking for a purchasing professional to join their growing team!
The Replenishment Buyer will be responsible for, but not limited to:
- Purchase imported merchandise from international vendors into our distribution network leveraging our replenishment system
- Analyze demand history and external factors to forecast demand at the product level
- Set and maintain targeted inventory levels while addressing shortage and overstock situations
- Work closely with Director of Procurement, Sales, and Operations to ensure optimum service levels to our customers
- Manage a diversified vendor base consisting of products across multiple categories and countries
- Develop relationships with existing vendors while creating partnerships with potential new vendors.
- Demonstrate excellence and discipline throughout the buying process (negotiations, work ethic, standards of behavior)
- Effectively buy for multiple regions
- Act as a key decision maker in buying
- Assess profitability and optimize mix of Branded and Private label products for your categories
- Identify and stay ahead of industry trends
The Successful Applicant
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Possess a solid understanding of supply chain concepts and systems
- Candidates must have 3-5 years of related work experience, preferably in supply chain, operations, purchasing
- Highly analytical; ability to successfully manage large and complex data
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Bachelor's Degree is highly preferred
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
- Experience with imports/exports
- Demonstrates an understanding of regulatory requirements (Prop 65, FDA, USDA…)
- Understanding of inventory management
- Ability to work in a team environment outside of own category
What's on Offer
50-60K Med/Dental/Vision 401k Paid vacation/PTO/Holidays