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Senior Buyer

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Senior Buyer

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Job Description Lehigh Technical & Professional service is a leading staffing agency dating back to the 1950's. We specialize in temporary and direct placement positions in the fields of: IT, Engineering, Manufacturing, Accounting and Administrative. We are currently partnering with a leading consumer products distribution company in their search for a Senior Buyer. Summary: The Buyer will work with vendors and customers to develop programs for the sales group and work with vendors on new product offerings. This job requires exceptional organizational skills and the desire to be extremely accurate and detail oriented. Special Note to applicants: Must have experience purchasing Consumer Packaged Goods (Client) & Tobacco. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: A buyer will perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: inventory analysis, price book management, marketing, alternative markets, and negotiating with vendors MUST have experience purchasing grocery items, especially produce and perishables. Manages all purchasing activities Direct interaction with all departments within the company, as well as with key customers Analyze changes or new issues in materials and supplies to find ways to reduce cost and improve quality Receive orders and grants approval for purchases of goods and services Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 5 years Must have experience purchasing Consumer Packaged Goods (Client) & Tobacco. Finance experience / pricing evaluation / retail cost analysis /gross profit margin Should be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures Prior experience in procurement of Client products required C-Store (convenient store) experience is a plus Analytical Skills: You will be working with multiple vendors to determine the best deals for your company, and will have to evaluate the many pros and cons of each, based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors. Negotiating Skills: You will be working with suppliers (vendors) to create the best deals. Negotiating skills will help you create those deals. SKILLS/ABILITIES: Excellent phone, verbal, and written communication skills Excellent negotiating skills (5 years) Must possess a high level of professionalism in working in team environment A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs
Updated 06/13/2018
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