Associate Buyer

Grand BK Corp - Carlstadt, NJ


Position: Associate Buyer

Position Type: Regular Full-time

Location: Carlstadt, New Jersey

Start Date: Immediately


HMART is seeking an energetic and responsible Associate Buyer to join our Grocery Division. Since 1982, HMART, an Asian-inspired supermarket, has been providing people with the freshest grocery products. The past 30 years have witnessed our success from a small neighborhood market in Woodside and Union, to a supermarket giant provides our freshest offerings in 65 locations across the United States. Our mission is to offer superior products. If that means we have to get our fish from the Fulton Fish Market, we do it. If it means we have to negotiate directly with farmers, it's done. If it means we have to go out of our way and bend over backward for the best price, it's just not a problem.

Behinds every fresh offering, there are our dedicated employees who collaborate, challenge, and possess the owner’s mind. At the Associate Buyer role, you understand the purchasing needs and demands from our stores and will be responsible for making the purchase from contacting vendors, placing orders, to monitoring deliveries. You will report to Senior Associate and will work with a group of entrepreneurial, enthusiastic and highly professionals.

HMART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Your Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Negotiates with vendors on product availabilities, specs, distributions, shipping deadlines, and prices to distribute right products at proper prices
  • Develops new merchandise for sales, monitors, and forecasts upcoming levels of demand
  • Performs market competitive analysis to meet customers’ needs
  • Investigates and responds to field issues
  • Coordinates communication strategies with field organizations
  • Carries out administrative duties directly related to the buying function
  • Builds vendor relationships, including interactions with vendors to facilitate new vendor set up, item entries, and all follow-ups
  • Sources and buys products internationally
  • Evaluates suppliers/vendors based on product qualities, prices, documentation, and shipping schedules

What You Offer:

  • Associate's degree. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing Management, International Business, or related field is preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in Chinese and English. Korean will be a plus
  • 1-3 years of related experience is preferred, but not required

What HMART Offers:

  • Health Benefits (Medical, dental and vision)
  • Company breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
  • Competitive Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays Off
  • Employee outings and team building events
  • Congratulations and Condolence benefits
  • Company resort

Job Type: Full-time


  • related field: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Chinese (Required)
  • Korean (Preferred)
  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

Pay frequency:

  • Every week