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BUYER – Grocery Facility

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Your main mission as a Grocery Buyer is to accomplish a balance of retaining our high service levels while keeping just the right amount of inventory on hand. You understand replenishment purchasing, and the principles of inventory control, and have an aptitude to learn our systems and procedures.  A major portion of time will be spent working independently with Excel files, reviewing and maintaining inventory management data to support buying decisions and sales.

As part of the Purchasing Team, you will be responsible for maintaining optimal inventory levels factoring in sales and shelf-life, forecasting demand, determining best ordering strategies, creating purchase orders in the ERP system, arranging freight (on occasion), minimizing costs where possible, communicating interruptions in supply, ensuring timely resolution of supply issues and shipment discrepancies, coordinating all aspects of item changes, and calculating and maintaining Landed Costs.

Along with the rest of the team, you will be responsible for maintaining positive supplier and broker relations and you will keep current on the organic and natural grocery industry.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

This is a full-time position (Mon-Fri) based out of our Burnaby office. There is an opportunity for a Hybrid schedule following the onboarding and probationary period.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 1-2 years purchasing experience, preferably in the grocery industry.
  • Familiarity with ‘replenishment’ purchasing duties, and an understanding of inventory control and purchasing principles.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • An aptitude for numbers & details, with analytical and problem-solving capabilities required.
  • Proven ability with computers (ERP system, Outlook, intermediate to advanced Excel)
  • Ability to work under pressure and with time constraints/deadlines.
  • Experience coordinating freight is preferred.
  • Experience and/or a strong interest in organic and natural products.
  • Education – Supply Management Training diploma (or equivalent courses or education) is an asset.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

If you, or anyone you know, is interested, please send a resume, with cover letter and salary expectations, to:

hr@horizondistributors.com (on the subject line please note “Buyer, Grocery Division – Dec 2021)

Note: We thank everyone for their interest but only those advancing to the next stage of the recruitment process will be contacted. Lower mainland candidates considered only.

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Date Posted: November 16, 2021
Closing Date: December 1, 2021