Purchasing - Procurement
3 to 4 years
Location: Performance Batesville
Area of Interest: Procurement
All candidates are required to Create a Profile AND Complete an Online Application. Once you have posted your profile to an open requisition, you will be prompted to complete the online application. Failure to complete BOTH the Profile and Online Application will result in the candidate being rejected and not considered for the position.To complete the application process, please copy and paste this address into your web browser to complete the online application form: https://www3.virtualedge.com/OnlineApplication/PerformanceFoodGroup/ Great food and great careers – this is what Performance Food Group brings to the table. PFG is one of the largest foodservice distributors in the nation, with more than 66,000 national and private label products that we market and distribute both nationally and in 40 foreign countries. If you’re ready to set your career in motion, it all starts now with a company that really delivers!We encourage women and minorities to apply!The Buyer is responsible for negotiating the purchase of quality products at competitive prices, and maintaining adequate inventories to meet customer demand. This role will function as a team member within the department and cross-functions, as required, and perform any duty assigned to best serve the company.Financial - Job Competencies/Duties and Responsibilities-Ability to analyze and interpret numerical data and perform basic financial analysis.-Ability to negotiate effectively.-Maintain product costing and pricing and ensure accurate purchase orders.Financial Scorecard Accountability-Attain targeted profit margins as determined by the company’s business goals.-Implement purchasing methods which provide quality products in the most timely and cost-effective manner.-Manage inventory levels to the designated goal level.-Effectively manage the disposition of obsolete inventory.Customer Service - Job competencies/Duties and Responsibilities-Ability to communicate with customers, vendors and company personnel in a positive and proactive manner.-Deal with our sales personnel with quick response and thorough follow up.-Interact with customers and vendors in a friendly, timely and quality manner; ensures customers' and vendors' questions are answered accurately and in a timely manner.-Consult with vendors regarding current orders and new products.-Initiate orders, schedule deliveries and process related paperwork and documentation.-Support and develop the Purchasing Department's role in service to the rest of the company.Customer Service Scorecard Accountability-Demonstrate awareness of customer needs and perform job duties to effectively meet those needs.-Develop interpersonal relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and externally.-Provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers/vendors and coworkers.-Demonstrate effective and accurate oral and written communication skills with customers and the community.Internal Business Process Improvement - Job competencies/Duties and Responsibilities-Ability to solve purchasing related problems and deal with a variety of pricing variables in situations where some standardization exists.-Ability to analyze work-related situations and make decisions in an effective manner.-Ability to perform assigned job duties under constant time pressures.-Research, create and monitor special orders.-Manage overstocked inventory.-Maintain all files, including correspondence, purchase order confirmations and computer reports.-Place purchase orders with brokers and manufacturers.Internal Business Process Scorecard Accountability-Effective implement buying/purchasing strategies such that product is purchased in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.-Demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills.-Complete required projects and/or reports in an accurate and timely manner.-Demonstrate initiative in decision-making and problem resolution situations and in the performance of job duties.-Perform assigned duties successfully with frequent interruptions and time pressures.-Successfully perform assigned duties within a team environment; operate effectively with other departments in duties and assigned projects.Learning and Innovation - Job Competencies/Duties and Responsibilities-Ability to understand food industry trends and relate those to the purchasing requirements.-Complete special projects as defined by the Category Manager, Purchasing Development Manager, or Vice President of Purchasing.-Increase knowledge of the food industry and relates this information to purchasing decisions.Learning and Innovation Scorecard Accountability-Recognize industry trends and successfully integrate those trends with purchasing methods.-Continually improve purchasing strategies and processes.-Demonstrate flexibility in performing assigned duties.Performance Food Group is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.
The Buyer is an exempt position in the Purchasing Department. This position reports to the Vice President of Purchasing. The following are additional requirements specific to the position:Education Requirements-Requires a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience, and 3-4 years of related wholesale food buying experience.Physical Requirements/Working Environment and Conditions-Ability to maintain a moderate level of visual attention and mental concentration for significant periods of time as required by preparing and analyzing data, figures, computer terminals, etc.-Ability to manipulate necessary office equipment, computer software, hardware and equipment.-Ability to perform the following physical activities: fine manipulating with hands, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.-The majority of the work occurs within an internal office environment.-Occasional work will occur in a setting where temperatures may vary.-Work is classified as sedentary with the requirements of exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
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