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Senior Buyer

Company: Restaurant Depot
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Buyer
Are you a highly skilled and experienced buyer with a passion for sourcing and selecting the best products in the market? Are you ready to make a significant impact on customer satisfaction and sales growth at our retail stores? If so, we want you to join us at Restaurant Depot as a Senior Buyer and become an integral part of our organization. Restaurant Depot is a premier nationwide food service distributor operating over 150 warehouses, 3 regional corporate offices, and distribution centers in 38 states in the United States.

  • Develop and execute strategic purchasing plans to drive customer count and sales growth

  • Stay ahead of industry trends and consumer needs to ensure product offerings remain competitive and appealing

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with vendors and suppliers, ensuring excellent pricing, quality, and support

  • Manage procurement of new and existing products while maintaining optimal inventory levels and turnover rates

  • Collaborate with corporate and store personnel to ensure timely delivery of products and contract compliance

  • Monitor and report on sales, budgets, and customer satisfaction metrics

  • Attend tradeshows and industry events to stay current on market trends and emerging opportunities


    • Proven experience as a buyer or relevant role in fresh or frozen commodities

    • Degree in Business Management, Marketing, or related field (or equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education)

    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

    • Demonstrable aptitude in effective negotiating and adherence to purchasing best practices

    • Proficiency in advanced Excel functions, including VLOOKUP, INDEX MATCH, conditional formatting, pivot tables, macros, and data simulations

    • Experience with product research, specification development, and industry standard compliance

    • Strong collaboration and communication skills, with experience working in cross-functional teams

      Compensation and Benefits:

      • Competitive salary range of $85,000 - $100,000 per year, commensurate with experience

      • Performance-based bonus potential

      • Comprehensive benefits package

      • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

      • Company Matched 401K

      • Vacation, Personal & Sick Time

        Join us in driving customer satisfaction and sales growth by providing exceptional product offerings. Apply now and become a key player in our organization's success.

Keywords: Restaurant Depot, Chicago , Senior Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Chicago, Illinois

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