Lenexa, KS

Position: Buyer

The Buyer is responsible for the timely and cost-effective procurement of products and supplies.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Processes difficult and unique purchasing transactions according to policy.
  • Examines and analyzes departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information; contacts department or initiator to clarify or complete information; determines a method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness required, existing open contracts, and/or competitive bidding.
  • Identifies and selects vendor to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and places orders.
  • Identifies requesting departments’ needs and develops and refines specifications for commodities, supplies or equipment.
  • Interviews sales representatives to develop new sources of supplies, securing favorable terms for the company; updates records and files and secures samples, descriptions, photos or information for departments.
  • Interprets and communicates purchasing procedures to departments; assists departments in initiating requisitions and orders and solves problems with orders.
  • Resolves purchasing problems between department and vendor.
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of manufacturers, rep groups, and suppliers/vendors

Essential Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in similar position

Preferred Experience:

  • Specific sub department (smallwares, equipment, disposables…) experience preferred
  • Foodservice industry experience

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability, Employer

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