Junior Buyer

 Chicago, IL

Job ID:
Job Title:
Junior Buyer
City & State:
Chicago, IL
Job Region:
Mid Level Independent Contributor
Business Unit:
Procurement (Materials/Contract Management)
Service Offering:
Shipper (Manufacturer or Distributor), Production/Manufacturing
Headquartered in College Point, NY, our clienthas been supplying independent foodbusinesses with quality products from large cash andcarry warehouse stores. They eliminate the overheadof a traditional food distributor and focus on theneeds of independent food service operators.Over the past couple years, they havegrown into the leading low-cost alternative tofood service providers throughout the United States.

Junior Buyer:
This position is responsible for assisting with assignedbuyer(s) in the creation of Purchase Orders and theplacement/reorder of products with vendors fordelivery to our warehouses. The scope of the duties ofthis person may vary with each buyer, but normallythe Reorder Clerk will be responsible for a predeterminednumber of vendors. Responsible forreviewing reports for maintaining inventory levels andgrowing sales.

  • Set Up Cycle Sheet: Review Vendors on dailybasis.
  • Review and address e-mails regarding anystore issues, out of stocks, short(s) ondelivery(s), pricing issues and any otherBuyer(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 andcross-dock.
  • Review all Emergency Orders.
  • Review printed Purchase Orders, maintainingall 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 buyers assistant whofaxes them, gets the confirmation, checks theconfirmations and releases these orders. Thebuyers assistant reports to the assistant buyerand buyer.
  • Work on old stock items using reports. (Items6 months old w/slow or no movement must beaddressed). Coordinate with each individualwarehouse-status of old stock items andseek resolutions for item discrepancy(s).
  • Address Low-Stocks from each branch withurgency.
  • Review Suspended and Open Orders.
  • Analyze reports including: YOI, Outs,Abnormal Margins, 25-Week Report, & SpecialOrders.
  • Participate in vendor meetings tolearn/enhance negotiating skills, productknowledge, and questions to ask a particularvendor(s).
  • Review and Resolve any other store issues.
  • Minimum of 1 year of Buying Clerk experiencein the food service industry preferred.
  • Must be PC literate; knowledgeable withbasic use of MS Office applications, email,UPC bar code knowledge and productknowledge of Restaurant Depot warehouseitems.
  • Customer Service-oriented, detail-orientedwith exceptional follow-through, retainexcellent communication skills, and have theability to multi-task under time-sensitivedeadlines on a daily basis.
This position offers a competitive base salary and standard benefits.