Junior Buyer

CS Recruiting - Chicago, IL5.0

Full-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $55,000 a year
Headquartered in College Point, NY, our client has been supplying independent food businesses with quality products from large cash and carry warehouse stores. They eliminate the overhead of a traditional food distributor and focus on the needs of independent food service operators. Over the past couple years, they have grown into the leading low-cost alternative to food service providers throughout the United States.

Junior Buyer:
This position is responsible for assisting with assigned buyer(s) in the creation of Purchase Orders and the placement/reorder of products with vendors for delivery to our warehouses. The scope of the duties of this person may vary with each buyer, but normally the Reorder Clerk will be responsible for a predetermined number of vendors. Responsible for reviewing reports for maintaining inventory levels and growing sales.

Set Up Cycle Sheet: Review Vendors on daily basis.
Review and address e-mails regarding any store issues, out of stocks, short(s) on delivery(s), pricing issues and any other Buyer(s) issues.
“Sugo” Processing (Suggested Orders), Create Purchase Orders, adjust item forecast, review item history/movement, “WKSP” (Weeks Supply On Hand).
Consider: store location, space, vendor, weight, freight, minimums, lead times and cross-dock.
Review all Emergency Orders.
Review printed Purchase Orders, maintaining all VFRT (Vendor Freight) requirements.
Maintain TxH (Ti/high pallet configurations), VFRT, long description(s), short description(s), gross margin, item mark-up.
Give daily orders to buyer’s assistant who faxes them, gets the confirmation, checks the confirmations and releases these orders. The buyer’s assistant reports to the assistant buyer and buyer.
Work on “old stock” items using reports. (Items 6 months old w/slow or no movement must beaddressed). Coordinate with each individualwarehouse-status of “old stock” items and seek resolutions for item discrepancy(s).
Address Low-Stocks from each branch with urgency.
Review Suspended and Open Orders.
Analyze reports including: YOI, Outs, Abnormal Margins, 25-Week Report, & Special Orders.
Participate in vendor meetings to learn/enhance negotiating skills, product knowledge, and questions to ask a particular vendor(s).
Review and Resolve any other store issues.

Minimum of 1 year of Buying Clerk experience in the food service industry preferred.
Must be PC literate; knowledgeable with basic use of MS Office applications, email, UPC bar code knowledge and product knowledge of Restaurant Depot warehouse items.
Customer Service-oriented, detail-oriented with exceptional follow-through, retain excellent communication skills, and have the ability to multi-task under time-sensitive deadlines on a daily basis.
This position offers a competitive base salary and standard benefits.