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Buyer

Company: St. Cloud
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Are you an experienced Buyer with a proven background in fresh meat? Do you want to be a part of a thriving and growing organization? Wonderful! Doherty Career Solutions is partnering with a local St. Cloud, MN company as they search for a Senior Buyer to join them. The Senior Buyer would be 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. This position is on-site M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • 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 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:


    • 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.


    • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.



      How to apply? Qualified individuals should submit a resume to achaires@doherty.com for this opportunity or call the Doherty Recruiter at 952-715-5043 for additional information.

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