Promote SYGMA’s preferred suppliers to our customers purchasing departments in order to generate cost savings. Negotiate with suppliers for better costs, cash discounts and freight.
Help buyers and our customers to source alternative items for SYGMA.
Remain familiar with Sysco Procurement Department procedures, i.e.; price quote problems, placing orders and follows up.
Identify new opportunities for customers by identifying Sysco-sourced items that are competitive with our customer’s current contract costs.
Demonstrate proficient understanding of Sysco’s preferred supplier programs.
Assist VP of Procurement and Logistics with completing product costing for new customer proposals.
Maintain file on products with guaranteed pricing. Contact suppliers and customers to renegotiate.
Maintain a close working relationship with all members of the procurement department. Keep VP of Procurement and Logistics informed. Help buyers to dispose of non-moving product.
Work with Procurement Coordinator and Sysco Billing coordinators to ensure the correct costs are loaded into the Sysco BSCC system. Keep all supplier programs current and accurate.
Remain up-to-date on new products as they are released to sell by meeting with new vendors.
Meet with Customers on occasion to promote new suppliers and products that provide value to them.
Perform landed cost comparisons for customers when necessary.
Maintain files on Vendor Point of Sale Materials.
Assist accounting with resolving outstanding supplier issues when necessary.
Four year college degree in purchasing, supply chain, or business degree strongly preferred
Experience in a high-end sales environment, preferably food service, is essential
2 years experience in marketing and purchasing preferred
Strong negotiation skills
Strong attention to detail as well as the ability to see the big picture
Strong oral and written communication skills
Well developed analytical ability
Must be able to demonstrate a mastery level of skill with Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Office
Must be able to communicate clearly, primarily by telephone, with employees and outside business contacts
Must be able to read at distances close to the eyes, with or without correction
Some travel is required by air and personal vehicle
SYGMA - 15 months ago
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