Food Materials Buyer

Location: Des Plaines, IL
Role Purpose Statement : Perform standard procurement tasks to source assigned food materials, in support of managing the supply chain for airline customers.

Main Responsibilities
  • Monitor product costs and recommends solutions when product cost changes
  • Strategically source ingredients to obtain optimal cost/quality as dictated by customers
  • Assist with coordinating purchasing details with the vendor to include pricing revisions, order cancellations, establishing discontinued items and acceptable substitutes, back orders, delivery date revisions, invoice discrepancies, etc.
  • Prepare and monitor costing of food ingredients through the menu design process; track and modify costing revisions from suppliers as needed
  • Use knowledge of available products, vendor capabilities, and industry innovation to guide customers toward standardized products
  • Assist with preparation of menu presentations as needed to include: place product sample orders, confirm receipt, and work with Category Managers to confirm pricing of all ingredients and packaging goods
  • Work with Program Management / Pricing departments to ensure proper items are sourced and what is being sourced is within the specifications of the customer
  • Set-up new products into distribution and LSG systems
  • Work closely with CSC on reallocation of dead stock inventory by reselling items, transferring to other CSCs or working with salvage companies.
  • Negotiate single source contracts, evaluate quotes and ensure specifications and pricing are competitive by obtaining quotes from competing vendors.
  • Support Quality Assurance by gathering product specifications, nutritional

Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Projects completed on time and within budget
  • Continuous process improvement

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • One to three years Food Materials Purchasing or related field experience required
  • Working knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Ability to effectively work with internal customers.
  • Ability to effectively work in teams
  • Ability to multi-task and solve problems in very fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating data
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Matt Rubin
ProEnlist, LLC
720-845-6562 Direct
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