Buyer Corporate - #242527

US Foods


Date: 05/04/2021 20:00 PM

City: Indian Head Park, Illinois

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

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The Buyer will utilize their category expertise and vendor specific knowledge to manage inventory levels for all assigned items, suppliers and/or categories while maintaining service level targets to our customers across multiple distribution centers


Delivers on KPI’s for desk specific goals such as: Service Level, Days-Inventory-On-Hand (DIOH), Excess and Obsolete inventory (E&O) and Spoilage


Analyzes economic order quantities, forecasts, lead times, vendor set-up, safety stock, etc., in-order to create efficient purchase orders with our suppliers


Proactively reviews projected out of stock report daily to ensure we deliver on customer order fulfillment


Communicates closely with our cross-functional partners to capture seasonal trends and events in the business as well as drive profitability with accurate costs


Partners appropriately with product/category management team to maintain supplier relationships and proper accountability


Establish sharp communication with internal partners on supplier production delays or order shortages, while pursuing recovery options with urgency


Collaborates with internal and external business partners to reduce overstock, slow-moving and obsolete inventory, as well as initiate product returns where applicable


Utilize understanding of product shelf life and manufacturing dates in the prevention of spoilage for specific buying categories


Cooperates with the logistics team to identify and achieve freight consolidation in order to maximize net income


Evaluates inbound volume and purchase history to collaborate with warehouse operations on efficient receiving practices


Executes forward-buy opportunities to achieve profitability for period or year-end based on targeted goals



Four-year degree is highly preferred. Equivalent work experience and applicable certifications may be considered as well (Military Service, APICS, CPM, etc.)


1+ years of direct inventory management/supply chain experience required


Minimum 3 years purchasing experience preferred, with food service experience a plus


Possess superior oral and written communication along with strong analytical skills


Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with suppliers, sales, field partners and other business contacts via telephone, email, and video conferencing


Must have a general understanding of logistics and connection in support of an efficient distribution model


Must be able to deal with high pressure situations to meet daily/weekly timelines with a high sense of urgency


Ability to function in Microsoft Excel, as well as ERP system environments, with JDA experience preferred



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