Purchasing Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


  • Manage six-person team of Purchase Order Processors.
  • Coordinate with the IT department and with PO Processors, Category Managers, and Logistics Manager to ensure seamless operation of purchasing tools.
  • Clean and maintain purchasing-specific data with scheduled refresh tasks on the Item Master File, Item Branch File, Vendor Master File, Vendor Branch File, and Item Vendor File.
  • Run weekly close procedures to catch and correct faulty or incomplete data.
  • Maintain and update all required vendor documentation in both Salesforce.com and internal corporate legal files.
  • Quarterly and random internal audits of Marketable Item Attributes to ensure compliance.
  • Quarterly and random audits of vendors for “Marketable Attribute” documentation, third-party verification.
  • Monthly reporting to Management on overall daily average DSOH (Days Sales On Hand) against budget and goals by Category and by Warehouse.
  • Measure and manage daily Cost of Stockouts; work with all members of the Purchasing department to make adjustments where required to keep Cost of Stockouts within acceptable parameters.
  • Collaborate with Category Managers to amend individual goals as deemed necessary while maintaining achievement of overall department inventory level goals.
  • Act as Purchasing Department liaison to the IT, Finance, and Legal departments.
  • Provide backup vacation coverage for Category Managers and assist with workload of fellow team members when absent.
  • Other projects or tasks assigned by Management as needed.


· Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university.

  • Previous food service distribution experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous food importing experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of JDEdwards, AS400, Microsoft Access; general knowledge of database systems operation.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent verbal, telephone and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter, professional, goal oriented and able to handle multiple tasks.

· Must have a sense of urgency and be able to work under pressure, be comfortable in a fast-paced, metrics-driven environment.

· Flexibility: ability to work well with all departments and levels of staff both internally & externally.

· Have a drive to advance within the organization.

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