• Sourcing Buyer

    Job Locations US-CT-Newington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/3/2018 1:13 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Davidson Specialty Foods LLC
  • Company Overview

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    Davidson Specialty Foods is the largest specialty foods distributor in New England, carrying over 6,000 items in natural, organic, specialty, Kosher, and ethnic lines at their CT warehouse facility. Founded on the value of providing quality products at a level of service second to none, Davidson has been bringing value to their customers for over 36 years. Davidson Specialty Foods is one of the many companies within the C&S Family of Companies, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation.


    Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at Davidson Specialty Foods Co. Davidson Specialty Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Position Overview

    As a Buyer, you will maintain agreed upon customer service levels while adhering to budgeted inventory amounts. In this role, you will engage with customers and partner with vendors to successfully manage all aspects of product flow.


    • Procure product from branded and non-branded vendors.
    • Achieve targeted customer service level rates by monitoring, identifying, reacting to, communicating, and solving potential issues.
    • Negotiate with vendors and customers to maximize product flow, manage inventory levels, and coordinate action against close coded, expired, and other unproductive inventory.
    • Accomplish budgeted inventory levels, utilizing system tools to analyze and react to trends.
    • Work with team-members to achieve established goals.
    • Take lead on additional responsibilities for the team and/or department; i.e. priority list creation, centralized vendor point of contact, inventory projects/initiatives, manage customer specific processes, etc.
    • Partner with the merchandising group on new items, maintenance, and achievement of gross profit goals.
    • Train associate buyers and assistants, as required.


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • Two years' relevant experience required
    • Sound statistical acumen, interpretation, and analytical ability
    • Professional verbal and written communication skills
    • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize


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