• Assistant Buyer-Kent Location

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  • Overview

    This individual will assist buyers in responsibilities surrounding inventory management. 


    Join our Team!!


    We do background checks and drug tests.



    • Perform vendor and item set up and maintenance.
    • Set up special order item numbers, place special orders and drop shipments, monitor and report unshipped special orders.
    • Oversee non-stock item programs, including maintenance and trouble shooting.
    • Work directly with vendors, marketing and sales department to identify and liquidate products that are aged inventory, have a short shelf life and/or are overstocked.
    • Assist buyers with vendor issues, including product returns and requests for item or price information.
    • Utilize Evant/DPR to maintain inventory levels during buyers’ absence and assist in all procurement areas as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Great communications skills are critical to success in this job. Candidates MUST be outstanding communicators and be able to work with many different types of individuals, sometimes under pressure and time constraints.
    • High school and two years of college or equivalent experience required, college degree preferred. 
    • Purchasing experience in the food service industry preferred. 
    • Computer literacy essential, including MS Word and Excel; experience with Evant/DPR preferred. 
    • Good oral and written communication skills, ability to organize and prioritize workload, and ability to work well with all levels of associates and customers.
    • Must be customer focused and able to provide great service for both internal and external customers.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled.


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