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Buyer

Company: Performance Food Group
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

**34122BR**

**Job Title:**

Buyer - Center of Plate

**Location:**

Performance Foodservice Johnson City (0565)

**Job Description:**

**Position Summary:**

Responsible for purchasing meat, chicken and may buy seafood items for wholesale/distribution. The buyer is responsible for purchasing items for wholesale/distribution, ensuring the items are at the highest quality possible and are at the volume and dollar amount specified when ordered. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

**Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:**

+ Purchase products within Performance Foodservice standards to maintain a certain number of turns per year at the best possible price for the best possible product. Must be thoroughly familiar with products purchased as well as current market trends.

+ Responsible for monitoring and maintaining product gross margins relative to the Division's targeted profit goals.

+ May purchase propriety items.

+ Replenishes stock in a timely manner to avoid being out of stock. Verify quantity and quality of stock received from manufacturer.

+ Successfully resolve problems with delivery, supply, invoicing, rejections, etc.

+ Source and maintain freight rates.

+ Responsible for inventory management and monitoring to ensure freshness, product quality and turnover for maximum return-on-investment.

+ Inventory management to include:

+ Maintain 99.5% or higher service level

+ Competitive Pricing

+ Ensure proper rotation of product

+ Manage excess and obsolete inventory

+ Expedite deliveries as needed

+ Ensure a quality product by keeping existing inventory within proper expiration codes. Purchasing product through buy-in opportunities in compliance with corporate direction. Take steps to reduce dead inventory according to department policy, requesting vendor rebates, return product to vendor, and remind sales reps of their original forecast. Review quality concerns on perishable overstock inventory and recommend plan for disposition of product. Maintain Daily Inventory status and usage. Create weekly hot sheets to aid in the sale of short dated products. Keep excessive inventory to a minimum.

+ Work with multiple departments and positions including Sales, Specialists, receiving department, accounting, marketing and vendors. Assist sales force with questions concerning product specifications and additions/deletions to inventory product lines. Work with other department buyers to ensure that purchasing is maintained.

+ Responsible for confirming accuracy on invoices of items received and ensuring correct price lists in the computer system.

+ Supervises clerks, buyers and assistant buyers to ensure timely and accurate completion of work.

+ Assist with projects and assignments as required.

+ Other projects or duties as assigned.

**Req Number:**

34122BR

**Address Line 1:**

2722 S. Roan Street

**Job Location:**

Johnson City, Tennessee (TN)

**Shift:**

1st Shift

**Full Time / Part Time:**

Full Time

**EEO Statement:**

Performance Food Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually or collectively, the "Company") provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please click on the following links to review: (1) our EEO Policy (http://pfgc.com/Policy) ; (2) the "EEO is the Law" poster (http://pfgc.com/Poster) and supplement (http://pfgc.com/Supplement) ; and (3) the Pay Transparency Policy Statement (http://pfgc.com/PayTransparency) .

**Required Qualifications:**

A high school diploma or GED.

2+ years of foodservice experience buying produce/eggs, fresh chicken, meats, frozen, seafood products.

The qualified candidate must be organized with excellent communications skills and can effectively solve problems in a fast-paced environment

Must be detailed oriented, organized, self-motivated, dedicated to customer service, and able to multi-task with tight deadlines

Possess the ability to understand how to obtain company goals, and remain calm under pressure.

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.

**Division:**

Performance Foodservice

**Job Category:**

Procurement

**Preferred Qualifications:**

College degree

Foodservice distribution experience.

**State:**

Tennessee

**Company Description:**

Performance Foodservice, PFG's broadline distributor, maintains a unique relationship with a variety of local customers, including independent restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, schools, and quick-service eateries. A team of sales reps, chefs, consultants and other experts builds close relationships with each customer, providing advice on improving operations, menu development, product selection and operational strategies. The Performance Foodservice team delivers delicious food, but also goes above and beyond to help independent restaurant owners achieve their dreams.

**Benefits:**

Click Here for Benefits Information (https://pfgc.com/Careers.aspx#benefits)

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