Buyer's Assistant - Grocery

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

About the team: Our Purchasing team's mission is to provide bargain-minded customers with the deepest discounts on quality and branded products. In many ways our team is the heart of the organization- building and maintaining vendor relationships and providing solutions for our supplier partners and independent operators. Our buyers are empowered with speed, flexibility, and freedom while their passion and creativity embody the art of closeout buying. Successful members of our team are motivated to exceed annual comp sales, thrive in a collaborative environment, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and be motivated by relationship building. About the Role: The primary responsibility of a Buyer's Assistant is to provide the support required to purchase product with a focus on accurate and efficient data entry, on-time inbound logistics, and superior customer service. This role provides assistance to the buying team and ensures accuracy in the ordering process while facilitating communications between vendors and corresponding buyers. Responsibilities Include: * Create purchase orders; Ensure that purchase orders are completed in a timely and accurate manner * Ensure that retails and values are properly researched and input in purchase orders * Verifies product descriptions and update elsewhere prices as needed * Relentless focus on ensuring all supplier invoices are processed timely with minimal past dues * Maintains positive working relationships and effective communication with suppliers, internal departments, stores and distribution centers * Establishes and maintains a reputation of credibility and responsiveness; promptly returns vendor and store phone calls, ensures timely follow-up on issues within 24 hours * Setup suppliers, items, and modules with maximum accuracy and strong attention to detail * Responds to all store issues and inquiries promptly * Quickly reacts and processes pinks, yellows, red alerts, price changes and corrective billings * Ownership of Print & Digital AD Process to include product image proofing, accurate AD File, Delayed Distributions, Purchase Order tracking, and AD images * Other projects as needed About You: * Bachelor's degree and 1 to 2 years retail/sales or related experience * Excellent interpersonal skills, outgoing, willing to help others and openness to learn * Proficient use of Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook * Detail Oriented and highly organized * Resourceful and able to research problems and recommend solutions * Strong written & verbal communication skills * Ability to prioritize and multitask with broad workload to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment * Proven team player, self-motivated, independent-thinker * Ability to reprioritize tasks and work frequently

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