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Purchasing Agent

Company: Greco and Sons of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Greco and Sons of Colorado, a local food distribution company located in Aurora, CO is seeking an experienced Purchasing Agent to join our team. We are looking for a strong buyer to meet customer demands as well as drive improvements in the purchasing processes toward quality and shorter lead time.Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Explore sourcing alternatives and new products
  • Maintains proper ordering procedures according to company policy to ensure effective inventory control to maximize sales and turnover, and to minimize excess and out of stock levels
  • Analyze vendor performance and work to mutually make improvements
  • Manage and limit obsolete inventory by working with sales and vendors
  • Work with vendors to generate logistics revenue
  • Conduct cycle counts and quality assurance checks
  • Communicate consistently and effectively with internal and external partners to develop and maintain positive programs and relationships.
  • Work closely with the team to ensure we are obtaining the right products, at the best value available and at the best cost
  • Partner with the sales and operations teams to support new product/new customer sales
  • Work with existing and new vendors to negotiate Marketing Programs
  • Act as a liaison to Greco and Sons customers and other departments within the company
  • Evaluates current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics and inventory control management
  • Negotiates pricing and contract terms
  • Maintain and process necessary administrative processes
  • Perform other duties as assignedQualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree, preferred
    • 7-10 years of progressive buying experience in food service
    • Proven experience with change management in a fast-paced, high growth organization
    • Advanced computer skills to include data entry in Excel
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills
    • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Excellent and professional verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels within the organizationKnowledge/Skills/Abilities
      • Possesses strong leadership, supervisory, management, and interpersonal and written communication skills.
      • Has excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
      • Strong desire to learn and grow
      • Is a self-starter and has a strong work ethic.
      • Comfortable in a fast paced, high accountability environment
      • Able to adapt in a continuously changing and shifting priorities environment
      • Results and goal oriented
      • Positive attitude focused on achieving organizational successes, not individual 'wins'Job Type: Full-timePay: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 per yearBenefits:
        • 401(k) matching
        • Dental insurance
        • Health insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • Monday to FridayExperience:
            • Procurement: 1 year (Preferred)
            • Purchasing: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Greco and Sons of Colorado, Aurora , Purchasing Agent, Professions , Aurora, Colorado

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