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Food Buyer

National Food Group
Novi, MI 48377
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Food Buyer


Job Description:


Are you hungry for a fast-paced, purchasing negotiator, and team-oriented food buyer position? Would your negotiating skills give politicians a run for their money? Have you ever been commended for your culinary ingenuity? We are a company that love innovation and question status quo. And Yes! we like to have fun too!


If this position sounds appetizing to you, read on!


Your essential duties:

  • Interact with the selected and/or new vendors on a day to day basis.

  • Use your googling skills to find, research, and source new relationships and product lines to help develop ongoing business.

  • We dont play favorites. We love all food! Work with selected food manufacturers to find new homes for their Opportunity Buys".

  • Utilize your gentle, yet intimidating, negotiating skills to reduce costs of items we purchase.

  • Whats bought must be sold you will have to internally sell and educate our sales team on products you procure.

  • Keep a close eye on our inventory levels, capitalizing on opportunities of items we have in stock.

  • Coordinate and communicate new product and product line launches to the entire company. (This usually involves sampling food, so these presentations are fun for everyone!)

  • Develop strong partnerships and alliances with vendors. Developing and maintaining effective relationships with members of cross functional teams.

  • Sample food! (The reason you got into food buying, am I right?) Youll need to evaluate products for purchase, ensuring they match ours and our customers quality standards and regulations.

  • Innovative abilities to seek out new vendors/suppliers, using sources such as the internet, tradeshows, and industry publications.

  • Collaborating with our corporate chef using your culinary imagination to come up with creative suggested uses of items purchased.

  • Able to understand and adapt to product demands, negotiating, creating and scheduling  purchase orders to warranty supply solutions for capturing profitable business opportunities.


Your education:

  • Bachelors degree Supply Chain and Procurement preferred.


You must have:

  • Top-notch negotiation skills.

  • Spot buying experience and 3 + years experience in purchasing, supply chain and vendor management.

  • Experience in the food industry preferred.

  • Sales experience a bonus! Helpful but not required.

  • Travel Required - up to one week a month.

  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to be agile and thrive in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

  • Excellent logical analysis, problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Experience in Excel other Microsoft application including Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.


Youre good at:

  •  Being self-motivated.

  •  Creating a work culture that facilitates teamwork, team spirit.

  •  Strong relationship management skills and ability to quickly establish rapport.

  •  Managing multiple tasks in a fast paced working environment.

  •  Listening to the needs of the staff and service your internal customers.

  •  Exceptional coordination skills and attention to detail.

  •  Adjusting to a rapidly changing environment.

  •  Entrepreneurial negotiation. 

*Please also include your salary requirements when submitting your resume.

*Employee referral Tier 2.



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Posted: 2020-08-04 Expires: 2020-09-03

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