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Commodities Buyer

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Wyoming
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Welcome to Gordon Food Service! We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share. See below for a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry. There's a seat at our table for you...Gordon Food Service is hiring an Commodities Buyer. This candidate will execute strategic vision to maximize market opportunities to increase margin, sales, and case volumes for both internal and external customers. Develops and maintains exceptional knowledge of products, market conditions, vendors and other factors that affect the cost of goods to ensure margin goals are achieved or exceeded. Leverages relationships with suppliers to provide GFS with opportunities for a reduced cost on commodity products. Collaborates with Category and Imports and Commodities Team to develop customer pricing and commodity purchasing strategies that maximize cost and inventory positions for improved profit.Responsibilities:

  • Executes strategies related to multiple levels of margin and case movement for assigned categories and markets.
  • Sources suppliers and items that meet defined specifications, performance, or functionality.
  • Monitors and replenishes the inventory of assigned products and divisions.
  • Monitors and analyzes assigned products and markets for cost-saving opportunities.
  • Collaborates with the commodities manager(s) to evaluate and act on forward buy and hedging opportunities.
  • Collaborates with the Divisional Category Team to determine system costs and suggested selling prices.
  • Ensures products are transferred from fresh to frozen status to limit product loss.
  • Collaborates with the divisional Supply Chain Manager(s) to alleviate inventory issues.
  • Continually seek to identify and reduce or eliminate process and system costs.
  • Communicates category or product details regarding supply issues, cost changes, food show, truckload sale events, etc., to Category Managers, Specialists and appropriate Sales leadership at GFS Division.
  • Counsels and directs vendors toward continuous improvement in performance. Provides input to Category Management team for contracted vendor performance improvement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Ideal candidate will have:
    • Must have excellent written, verbal, organizational and communication skills as well as problem-solving capabilities.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple diverse projects simultaneously.
    • Results-oriented with strong determination to succeed.
    • Positive attitude with a commitment to learning and desire for personal and professional growth.
    • Knowledge of Commodity markets, purchasing, and Logistics /replenishment methods.Experience:
      • Bachelor degree required Logistics, Purchasing or other Business related field
      • At least five years of previous purchasing/Logistics/replenishment or working knowledge of the supplier community and the foodservice industry.Adherence to Hybrid Work Policy: Adherence to the company's hybrid work policy is an essential function of the Commodities Buyer position. The policy is subject to change, and employees will be required to adhere to those changes as a condition of their continued employment.Location:
        • 1300 Gezon Pkwy, Wyoming MI 49509
        • Hybrid Schedule 3 days in office 2 days remote
        • Monday to Friday
        • 8 am to 5 pmBE PART OF AN AMAZING CULTURE WHERE WHAT MATTERS TO YOU, MATTERS TO US!Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words "Accommodation Request" in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Wyoming , Commodities Buyer, Professions , Wyoming, Michigan

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