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Senior Buyer Specialty and Fresh Foods

New York, NY 10021

Posted: 09/15/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Grocery, Retail/Wholesale Job Number: 17530 Pay Rate: 100,000

Job Description

Senior Buyer Specialty & Fresh Foods
Our client in New York, NY has an immediate opening for a Senior Buyer Specialty & Fresh Foods on a direct hire basis.

Company Profile:
Specialty Grocery Retailer
Strong community support
Passion for people and food

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Senior Buyer Specialty & Fresh Foods:
The Senior Buyer Specialty & Fresh Foods plans, sources, selects, and purchases products for their stores to drive customer count and increase sales. They must understand consumer needs and current retail trends. The ideal candidate has experience in specialty foods as well as meat and produce buying.
Develop and maintain relationship with vendors and suppliers to promote fair dealing.
Procurement of new and existing products while maintain inventory levels and turns.
Create and develop long term plans and strategy for their product lines.
Analyze category product data regarding trends and consumer needs.
Forecast market trends to ensure availability of products.
Good product and procurement negotiation skills to secure competitive prices.
Evaluate supplier options regarding price, quality, terms, and support.
Work closely with corporate and store personnel.
Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with the contracts of purchase.
Report on sales, budgets, and customer satisfaction.
Attend tradeshows and events to remain current on market trends.

Senior Buyer Specialty & Fresh Background Profile:
Degree in Business Management, Marketing or related field and three or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education preferred.
Proven experience as a retail grocery buyer or relevant role.
Excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrable aptitude in effective negotiating.
Understands and abides with purchasing best practices.
Advanced knowledge of Excel including but not limited to, VLOOKUP, INDEX MATCH, Advanced conditional formatting, Pivot tables and reporting, Macros and VBA, and Data simulations.

Features and Benefits:
Medical and Prescription drug coverage
Vision and Dental
Paid Time Off

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.

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Job Requirements

Grocery Buyer, Category Manager, Specialty Foods Buyer, Meat/Seafood Buyer, Produce Buyer

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Cook

Mike Cook 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. Including Brookshire Grocery Company and Central Market/H-E-B. Beyond store operations, his expertise lies in hiring, training, and developing company leaders.

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 as Lavon City Councilman, Place 2 since 2017.

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