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Meat and Seafood Buyer

Company: AWG
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description / RequirementsAssociated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) is a retailer-owned cooperative serving over 3,000 retail member stores with a complete assortment of grocery, fresh meat, fresh produce, specialty foods, health care, and general merchandise items. Through an extensive distribution network and nine distribution centers, AWG and its subsidiaries deliver in over 28 states. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies which provide real estate and supermarket development services, digital marketing services, and is a wholesale supply provider of health and beauty care, general merchandise, specialty/international foods and pharmaceutical supply. If you have a passion for retail, the drive to succeed in a fast-paced industry, we can't wait for you to join the team! Make us your Best Choice!SUMMARY: Responsible for the purchase, proper inventory control and rotation of all fresh meat and meat related items for sale to member retailers. To promote sales of these items to the members and purchase them at the lowest possible price.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The individual must have the ability to perform the responsibilities listed below. The list is not all inclusive of duties that may be requested by the department head or a member of upper management but are intended for an understanding of the purpose of the position. It is the responsibility of each individual at AWG to provide ultimate customer service to our members to support their efforts in increasing same store sales and profits.Place orders over phone and/or directly to the vendor representative.Communicate with members over the phone taking orders, giving current prices and negotiating truckload buys.Schedule receiving of meat with the warehouse and traffic departments to insure proper quantities and freshness.Negotiate for the lowest possible prices and keep abreast of current market conditions and trends.Respond to and resolve any problems with member stores on meat packers.Review daily meat receiving, accounts payable vouchers, and supplier invoices through prompt for accuracy.Maintain current maintenance on the computer on all assigned items and pieces.Tour the coolers to check quality and rotation of assigned product.Review all special sales, A-Maps, E.B.A.'s and pre-booked items.Operate the computer to create purchase orders and enter proper maintenance on all assigned items.Use basic math skills to calculate quantities needed and to figure gains and losses on price changes.Make buying decisions daily.Use good communication skills in dealing with members and suppliers.Operate office machines such as calculators, copiers, fax machines, etc.Must be able to read and retain all pertinent information of products and markets.Work as a member of the AWG team so the total job responsibilities are met. Actions must always stress a sense of cooperation, integrity, tact and consideration with our members, associates and division management.This position requires strong communication and computer skills with the ability to use and learn new technology. Management will be kept informed on planning, analysis, work performed and results. All records required by management must be complete, accurate and submitted on time.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. A reasonable accommodation will be considered according to the ADA if it would not impose an undue hardship on the operations of the business without significant difficulty or expense. The accommodation would permit a qualified employee the ability to perform all essential functions of the job within the safety and contractual guidelines of the position.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Retail grocery store or grocery wholesale experience preferred. Degree not required, but equivalent work experience in retail preferred; minimum of 2 years related experience in the preferred fields of grocery retail or wholesale; or equivalent combination of education and experience, with minimum 2 years in management.LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Driver's LicensePHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Adequate heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the job duties, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold in the coolers or freezer. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.This position's basic purpose is to use all available resources to assist the Meat Department in continuous growth and financial success.

Keywords: AWG, Saint Cloud , Meat and Seafood Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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