Manage / oversee all local replenishment activity. Responsible for buying a percent of the local suppliers as pre-determined by the DMM, and executing against replenishment metrics (fill rate, DIO, spoilage, obsolete inventory, etc…). Aggregate anticipated customer demands and local vendor needs; provide vendor service information to region and corporate Category Managers. Manage division buyers to drive the service levels and competitiveness of all local division needs.
Interface with customers and suppliers to execute any "locally-contracted" inventory.
Work with division, region and corporate staff to recommend and execute buying needs specific to the division (such as seasonal demand, spot buys, position buys, forward buys, LPM Reset).
Work with other departments within the division (Operations, Inventory Control and Sales) to monitor and coordinate aging and inventory levels for customer owned/contracts and customer-specific products.
Ensure quality of product from vendors meets US Foods' quality standards, including approving/denying loads of product and monitoring product for deterioration and expiration limits; work with division Quality Control team as necessary. Work with Region Category Managers on issues of refused product.
Support Director Division Merchandising and Marketing and support division SOS program.
Evaluate product returns as needed and manage the local component return-to-vendor process (RTV).
Manage inventory to ensure adequate supply while meeting or exceeding key service level performance indicators, including the following:
Manage division buyers performing functions that include: interviewing, training and development, performance management and appraisals; make recommendations on hiring decisions, promotions, salary increases, disciplinary actions and terminations.
- Inventory Loss Minimization
- Days Inventory on Hand (DIOH)
- Customer Order Fill Rates
- Excess and Obsolete Inventory Reserve
- Managed Cases/Freight Income
- Inbound Cases/Pallet
- Slow and Dead Inventory
- Special Order Response Time
Four-year college degree in business, operations, or supply chain management, or equivalent food service industry work experience required.
Minimum 5 year of purchasing experience required. At least 1 year experience managing a team of professionals is required.
Must be able to effectively exercise independent judgment and decision making in executing replenishment and inventory management activities; maintain subject matter expertise on one or more product categories. Must be able to foster vendor relationships while achieving performance objectives using a high degree of professionalism, tact, and persistence. Must possess superior analytical and communication skills. Must be able to solve complex problems in an expeditious fashion. Proficiency required in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as Microsoft Outlook. PRISM and E3/AWR experience preferred.
U.S. Foodservice is an EEO/AA employer.
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