Buyer - Center of Plate
Performance Foodservice Johnson City (0565)
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
+ 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
+ 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
+ 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
+ Responsible for confirming accuracy on invoices of items
received and ensuring correct price lists in the computer
+ 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.
**Address Line 1:**
2722 S. Roan Street
Johnson City, Tennessee (TN)
**Full Time / Part Time:**
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) .
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
Must be detailed oriented, organized, self-motivated, dedicated
to customer service, and able to multi-task with tight
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
Foodservice distribution experience.
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
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