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Buyer/Demand Planner

Company: Food Services of America
Location: Fargo
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Job Description:

Food Services of America - a privately-held, family-owned broad line foodservice distributor is currently looking for a Buyer / Demand Planner to join our team in Fargo, ND. At FSA we believe our customers are the boss and our Associates are our most important resource. If you are looking for a place where you have direct impact on company goals, and enjoy creating a greater customer experience, come take a look at Food Services of America.

  • Researches products and negotiates with vendors to obtain the highest quality products at competitive prices.
  • Performs purchasing/buying duties by analyzing inventory requirements and placing purchase orders for product items in assigned categories.
  • Maintains computer item/vendor files for costing and statistical purposes.
  • Responds to inquiries from customers, Sales Associates and others.
  • Audits vendor price / freight discrepancies as needed.
  • Works directly with suppliers and cross functionally with other key business areas in the company, e.g. Receiving, Finance and Operations.
  • Researches and identifies discrepancies quickly to ensure prompt payment to suppliers.
  • Maintains knowledge of market conditions regarding price and is aware of resources at they relate to key items.
  • Negotiates and makes decisions to buy.
  • Performs data entry daily.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field is preferred
    • 2-4 years of experience in purchasing preferred, with prior food buying experience in Food Service Distribution strongly preferred
    • Highly developed negotiation skills
    • Extensive experience in all aspects of inventory management
    • Proven track record in maintaining excellent vendor relationships
    • Comprehensive computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word. Experience with Replenishment Purchasing System and Evant Systems knowledge a plus
    • Strong Customer Service orientation
    • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen
    • Proven communication skills, both verbally and in writing
    • Able to work independently and as an effective member of a team
    • Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to find creative solutions
    • Requires ability to work well with all levels of Associates and customers, to use follow up skills and to organize work
    • Must be able to exercise independent decisions making
    • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously with constant deadlines in a high volume environment

      Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled.PI106690509

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