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Title Purchasing Assistant
City Stafford
State TX
Description The Buyer provides support to the Purchasing Manager by owning and managing delegated aspects of the purchasing function in our high-volume Culinary Center. This position requires purchasing experience and requires the candidate to adapt that experience to a complex business model.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following; some in conjunction with and some to support Purchasing Manager:
  • Placing/confirming Purchase Order’s.
  • Managing the Fruit Rotation & Compliance, as it relates to purchasing (i.e., purchasing correct sizes/varieties).
  • Coordinating shipping/receiving of product to/from off-site facilities.
  • Managing the inventory counting staff & overall process of taking inventory.
  • Entering Inventory counts into Eatec.
  • Entering Merchandise Arrivals in Eatec.
  • Manage the storage and rotation of product with the Receiving Supervisor to ensure all company procedures are being followed.
  • Purchases according to menu planning, product specifications, and COGs control system using costing tools and budgets as directed by the Purchasing Manager.
  • Manages the procedures for ordering, receiving, storing, and packaging meals and foods items in large quantities. Implementing and maintaining “first in first out” principles of inventory management.
  • Utilizes company production planning tools and resources to ensure facility accountability for client orders.
  • Maintains, according to company standards, the highest levels of food safety, sanitation and cleanliness in all production facility areas.
  • Develops and maintains accurate records, makes mathematical computations, and prepares production reports.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with manufacturers and kitchen employees to ensure food costs are aligned with the operating budget.
  • Maintains monthly waste log and calculate monthly costs at close of month end inventory as directed by the Director of Operations.
  • Ensures food and packaging returns and credits are accurately processed as directed by the Culinary Manager.
  • Work with various internal teams, as needed.
  • Coordinate product quality issues and vendor performance with Purchasing Manager, Director of Purchasing & Quality Assurance.
  • Maintain positive manufacturer/distributor relationships.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely manner.

Qualities & Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • 1-2 years purchasing and Supplier management experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills are required with the ability to quickly learn new programs.
  • Able to work well with others and participate as part of a team.
  • Able to multi-task in a professional, respectful manner with keen attention to detail.
  • Committed to the Revolution Foods mission that all children will have access to nutritious, tasty food to support the development of healthy minds and bodies.
  • Bi/Multi Lingual is a plus.
  • Valid driver's license required.
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