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Produce Buyer

in Sunbury, PA  17801

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Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    JR6518

  • Job Category

    Supply Chain

  • Career Area

    Distribution

  • Job Type

    Regular

  • Schedule

    Full time

  • Job Location

    1000 S. 2nd Street
    Sunbury, PA 17801

Overview

Looking for a company that treats associates with respect, understanding, and appreciation? Looking for a company that is passionate about teamwork and the growth of it's associates and communities? That's WEIS!

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The associate is responsible for the functions below, in addition to other duties as assigned:

  • Establish and maintain contact with supply partners to negotiate the best possible price for the commodities under his/her care and conduct all necessary transactions involved in the procurement and transportation of these commodities.
  • Take all necessary steps to stay current with market trends and developments to protect the financial interests of the company regarding the commodities under his/her care.
  • Balance inventory to demand daily. Prepare and execute purchase orders with supply partners - including adjusting inbound quantities and costs as necessary to maintain proper inventory and cost levels.
  • Process and review store orders daily.
  • Review inbound invoices and bills of lading from shippers to verify accuracy of all charges related to the commodities under his/her care.
  • Research, prepare and publish reports on assigned commodities to our store associates as necessary and beneficial to the business.
  • Prepare and publish necessary reports pertaining to merchandising and procurement operations. Among the reports included are store bulletins, contest announcements, advertising copy and more.
  • Participate in department and/or company meetings as required by the department Director and/or Category Manager.
  • Supervise the processing of store orders, provide information and direction to store associates as necessary, handle special requests/orders, coordinate store returns and special routes of company fleet vehicles for unscheduled deliveries. With guidance form the Category Manager, establish retail pricing on products to remain competitive in the market and achieve the required gross margin results as established by the company.
  • Participate in the formation of promotional programs including circulars and targeted marketing offers.
  • Manage all aspects of required contracts and trade revenue for the commodities under his/her care.
  • Occasional travel to growing areas, packing facilities and distribution locations to participate in field and/or facility tours, trade shows or educational programs as directed by the department Director.
  • Represent the company through application of ethical conduct standards, principles and practices.
  • Contribute directly to the company's growth through administration of general policies and programs and specific procedures and methods. Uphold and abide by all company policies and procedures as established in the Weis Markets Employees General Employment Handbook.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, the associate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and some college or trade school training.

A minimum of three years (3) of retail produce experience, including a minimum of one (1) year of store management is desirable. The position requires a strong working knowledge of the assigned department and sales/merchandising promotion practices; methods of balancing cost, profitability and expense control, operating protocols, and standards; and exceptional communication skills.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small-group situations to customers, clients, and other associates. Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers with up to nine digits.
  • Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using units of money, weight, volume, and distance.

Weis Markets is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  Weis Markets is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of actual or perceived age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, familial status, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with a disability may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ways things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Weis Markets.

JOB Attributes

  • Job ID

    JR6518

  • Job Category

    Supply Chain

  • Job Type

    Regular

  • Schedule

    Full time

JOB LOCATION

1000 S. 2nd Street
Sunbury, PA  17801

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