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Buyer

Company: Performance Food Group
Location: Taunton
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Buyer is responsible for purchasing items for wholesale/distribution, mainly responsible for Grocery purchases, ensuring the items are at the highest quality possible and are at the volume and dollar amount specified when ordered. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitor inventory to ensure product quality and turnover for maximum return on investment.
  • Monitor and maintain product gross margins relative to targeted profit goals.
  • May purchase propriety items.
  • Ensure products purchased are at the highest quality possible.
  • Work closely with vendors, brokers/suppliers.
  • Must be familiar with products and market trends.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Other projects or duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • 1+ years buyer level foodservice experience.
  • Must be organized with excellent communications skills and can effectively solve problems in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be detailed oriented, organized, self motivated, dedicated to customer service, and able to multi-task with tight deadlines; possess the ability to understand how to obtain company goals, and remain calm under pressure.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree.
  • Food service distribution experience.

Keywords: Performance Food Group, Taunton , Buyer, Other , Taunton, Massachusetts

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