Hispanic Foods Buyer

Cincinnati, OH 45245

Posted: 07/03/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Other Job Number: 18967 Pay Rate: 67,500

Job Description

Hispanic Foods Buyer
Our client in Cincinnati, OH has an immediate opening for a Hispanic Foods Buyer on a direct hire basis.

Company Profile:
Established Grocery Retailer
Team atmosphere and environment
Passion for serving customers

Hispanic Foods Buyer:
The Hispanic Foods Buyer plays a crucial role in our grocery retail operations, focusing primarily on Hispanic, Central, and South American foods. The ideal candidate will be bilingual in Spanish and English, possess strong negotiation skills, and have a passion for international cuisine.
Manage the procurement of Hispanic, Central, and South American food categories.
Place orders, monitor inventory levels, and ensure timely delivery.
Negotiate with suppliers to secure favorable pricing and terms.
Maintain compliance with FIFO and Rotation processes.
Oversee back room and floor inventory management.
Collaborate with other departments to optimize product offerings and promotions.
Train and supervise a team of staff in buying-related activities.
Conduct employee reviews and provide ongoing training and development.
Participate in bi-monthly meetings and competitor store price walks.
Attend trade shows and assist in setting retail prices and writing advertisements.
Ensure cleanliness and organization within designated areas.
Support store transfers and maintain communication with other locations.

Hispanic Foods Buyer Background Profile:
Minimum 5 years of experience in retail grocery buying or a related field.
Must be Bilingual - English and Spanish
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Marketing, or a related field preferred.
Proven track record in growing product categories and achieving sales targets.
Ability to lift weights up to 50 pounds and work in varying temperature environments.
Proficiency with office computer skills, including Google Docs and Spreadsheets.
Experience with inventory management software and retail pricing strategies.
Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
Willingness to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

Features and Benefits:
Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance Plans
Paid Vacation Time
401k Plan
Employee Discount

Frontline Source Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. The client cannot sponsor any visas.

Disclaimer: Sensitive and personal data will not be requested by Frontline Source Group or its affiliates until a job offer is made and accepted. If you ever doubt the validity of our job postings, we encourage you to call one of our branch locations to verify the status on any job.


Job Requirements

Buyer, Category Manager, Business Development Manager

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Cook

Mike Cook or as he is known in the industry "Grocery Store Mike", is a specialized grocery retail recruiter for Frontline Source Group. With more than 35+ years in the grocery retail industry, Mike started as a part-time courtesy clerk. He worked his way up to serve in-store leadership positions with both traditional and specialty food formats.  His expertise lies in hiring, training, and developing company leaders for small supermarkets to large grocery store operations with hundreds of locations. This experience is what differentiates his ability to recruit top Grocery talent from other recruiters in the market place.

Throughout his career, Mike has placed an emphasis on professional development and continuing education. He was in the charter class of Brookshire University, graduating as salutatorian. He also has earned certificates of proficiency in management specialized leadership and retail management from Tyler Junior College. The later certification was in collaboration with the Western Association of Food Chains. And, he has received numerous awards and accolades for customer service and leadership.

Mike has a passion for community service, having served as a board member for the Bear Creek Specialty Utility District (formerly Lavon Water Supply Corporation) from 2007-2013; Community Independent School District board trustee from 2013-2017; and currently serves as Lavon City Councilman, Place 2 since 2017.

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