Purchasing - Buyer

Portland, Oregón, EE. UU. Sol. nº 2652
viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2022

Summary:  Coordinates inventory replenishment activities with suppliers, sales, logistics and operations for assigned categories.




  • Place purchase orders with vendors utilizing an awareness of seasonal fluctuations, market effects and other information that require a high attention to detail to avoid spoilage, overstocks, and shortages. 
  • Manage and maintain the entire Purchase-to-Pay process, covering:
    1. PO Creation
    2. Vendor Confirmation
    3. Accurate expected delivery date updates
    4. Collaboration with Accounts Payable to ensure payment.
  • Maintain Purchasing system data to effectively generate suggested POs.
  • Maintain necessary required vendor documents (electronic and physical), such as W-9’s, Indemnities, etc.
  • Work closely with:
    1. Vendors to ensure POs are filled and delivered in a timely fashion.
    2. Vendors to manage FDA issues.
    3. Logistics to minimize freight expenses.
    4. Sales Managers to manage out-of-stock or over-stock risks.
    5. Customer Service teams to enable sales order growth.
    6. Buyers to build upon best-practices.
  • Build and maintain vendor relationships to not only support PO fulfillment, but also negotiate volume discounts and price breaks wherever possible.
  • Manage Fusion system issues that impact Purchasing and Receiving.
  • Maintain BFC dating system to minimize close dated issues and Expired product impact.



  • Education and/or Experience:
    1. 5+ years buying experience with a focus on Specialty Food Products for a multi-unit Distribution Organization.
    2. Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university preferred.
    • Previous food service distribution and/or food importing experience strongly preferred.
    • Commodity product awareness including blanket commitments, contractual processes, and appropriate market tracking.
    • Advanced Excel Skill and additional Computer skills (JDE, Microsoft Suite – Word and PowerPoint, etc.)


  • Competencies and/or Attributes:
    • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
    • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and a high level of analytical capabilities within Excel
    • Self-starter, professional, goal oriented and able to handle multiple tasks.
  1. Must have a sense of urgency and be able to work under pressure, be comfortable in a fast-paced, metrics-driven environment.
  2. Flexible with the ability to work well with all departments and levels of staff both internally & externally.
  3. Professional demeanor during all interactions with vendors, customers and fellow employees via phone or in-person.
  4. Have a drive to advance within the organization

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  • Portland, Oregón, EE. UU.