Buyer - Chicago, IL

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Responsibilities will include purchasing DAIRY / DELI products for multiple locations nationwide.
  • Product selection and in-store placement specific per geographic region.
  • Market analysis and development of commodity pricing contracts and market benchmark pricing
  • Supply forecasting for seasonal and yearly purchasing requirements.
  • Develop relationships at executive level with international and national vendors.
  • Create pricing strategies.
  • New market analysis including local vendor evaluation, set-up and performance review.
  • Enact and enforce delivery requirement standards
  • Category profit analysis and cost reduction strategies.
  • Negotiate vendor growth, rebate, advertising and sponsorship programs.

  • Qualifications:
    • Ideal Candidate will be a highly knowledgeable buyer preferably from a wholesaler or chain supermarket / club warehouse.
    • MUST have 3 years previous experience purchasing within the category.
    • Openings within the folowing buying categories: Meat, Seafood, & Produce.
    • Ability to create strong vendor relationships and possess demonstrated negotiation, communication and organizational skills.
    • Must be US Citizen or Green Card holder - 18 months ago - save job - block
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