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Food Service Buyer in Warren, OH at AVI FOODSYSTEMS, INC.

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Ensure that supply agreements optimize total value and are in place for AVI’s purchasing requirements
  • Negotiate prices on key ingredients, products and/or indirect goods and services
  • Measure suppliers’ performance against continuous improvement standards; drive improvement; resolve service, delivery and/or quality issues
  • Maintain positive relations with existing and potential suppliers
  • Analyze pricing, order history, cost savings and increases
  • Track vendor purchases and calculate weekly, monthly & quarterly discounts and high volume incentives
  • Sources new products from existing and potential suppliers
  • Coordinate pricing and approved vendor information with other internal AVI departments
  • Maintain approved costs with the Accounts Payable Department
  • Assist operations with sourcing for seasonal and limited time offer products
  • Audit compliance for vendor programs and order guides


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study (Business & Management, Hospitality Management, Nutrition, Culinary Arts, Supply Chain, etc.) preferred
  • Food service procurement and/or food service operations management experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with procurement strategies & inventory management
  • Demonstrated negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Assertive, outgoing, professional demeanor 
  • Customer service oriented, organized and detail-oriented personality
  • Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills



AVI offers:

  • A family culture and atmosphere
  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance for full-time team members
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Immense training and growth opportunities


We conduct pre-employment drug testing. EOE