Role details

Procurement Specialist- Gourmet Foods

Elizabeth   •   USD50,000 - USD60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • 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!

Job Description

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

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