Performance Food Group Buyer in Centennial, Colorado

Job Title:

Buyer

Job Description:

Coordinate and identify suppliers of product, negotiate price and quantity terms and establish long-term contracts to ensure adequate supply of high quality products for Foodservice Distribution at competitive prices. Maintain established service levels for product in-stock. Assist with special order requests. Functions as a team member within the department and organization, as required, and performs any duty assigned to best serve the company.

Select vendors based upon their ability to provide a continuous supply of product; overall service level; responsiveness to the market as shown through product innovation; quality and value of product; relationships with competitors; and their understanding of the marketplace.

Maintain relationships with vendors by resolving problems with invoicing, product, or delivery to ensure quality service and longevity of relationships.

Select product based upon application to our market, product performance, alternate sources of supply, and overall reputation of vendor.

Negotiate prices and quantities ordered based upon customer orders, economic order point (volume discount vs. efficient utilization of warehousing space), promotion of product, and overall market conditions.

Negotiate long-term contracts based upon same considerations and need for continuous supply.

Service distribution centers for emergency situations through obtaining product and delivery on an expedient basis.

Provides product and pricing information to sales force and make recommendations regarding pricing structure for product lines based upon volume and margin considerations.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Location:

Centennial, Colorado (CO)

Shift:

1st Shift

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

EEO Statement:

Performance Food Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually or collectively, the \"Company\") provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please click on the following links to review: (1) our EEO Policy ; (2) the \"EEO is the Law\" poster and supplement ; and (3) the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent Experience

Required Experience:

1 - 2 Years

Purchasing or related area

Division:

VISTAR

Job Category:

Procurement

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree: Business, supply chain or related area

Preferred Experience:

2 - 4 Years

Purchasing or related area within foodservice industry

Company Description:

Vistar is the nation’s leading provider of candy, snacks, beverages, and other convenience and frozen foods. For more than four decades, Vistar has served customers spanning vending and coffee service distributors, theaters, big box retail stores, concessions, and the hospitality industry. Vistar operates more than 20 distribution centers and 11 Merchant’s Marts throughout the country.