Buyer, Food Service Industry *On site*

Job Attributes

Full Time
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Performance Metro NY (0610)
May 29, 2024

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 customers - providing advice on improving operations, menu development, product selection, and operational strategies. The Performance team delivers delicious food but also goes above and beyond to help independent restaurant owners achieve their dreams.
Job Description
We Deliver the Goods:
  • Competitive pay and benefits, including Day 1 Health & Wellness Benefits, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401K Employer Matching, Education Assistance, Paid Time Off, and much more
  • Growth opportunities performing essential work to support America's food distribution system
  • Safe and inclusive working environment, including culture of rewards, recognition, and respect
Job Summary:
Seeking a driven and detail-oriented buyer to be responsible for purchasing quality products for our business. Responsibilities will include forecasting, order monitoring, purchase order processing and confirmation, inventory management (doh), upholding set service levels, ordering in eoq (economic order quantity), manage and reduce obsolete inventory and analyze market trends. Establish and maintain relationship with suppliers and brokers. Negotiate yearly marketing programs, flyer allowances, and promotions with suppliers. Merchandise product lines to assure sales growth within our sales department.
The Buyer should be analytically minded and possess excellent negotiating skills to secure the best prices.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Select vendors based upon their ability to provide a continuous supply of product; overall service level; responsiveness to the market as shown through product innovation; quality and value of product; relationships with competitors; and their understanding of the marketplace.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors by resolving problems with invoicing, product, or delivery to ensure quality service and longevity of relationships.
  • Select product based upon application to our market, product performance, alternate sources of supply, and overall reputation of vendor.
  • Negotiate prices and quantities ordered based upon customer orders, economic order point (volume discount vs. efficient utilization of warehousing space), promotion of product, and overall market conditions.
  • Negotiate long-term contracts based upon same considerations and need for continuous supply.
  • Service distribution centers for emergency situations through obtaining product and delivery on an expedient basis.
  • Provides product and pricing information to sales force and make recommendations regarding pricing structure for product lines based upon volume and margin considerations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent Experience
1 - 2 years purchasing or related area _ Food Service Industry
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree: Business, supply chain or related area
2 - 4 years purchasing or related area within foodservice industry
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; (2) the "EEO is the Law" poster and supplement; and (3) the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.