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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. National Buyer, Fresh in North Hatfield, Massachusetts

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers 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

The primary purpose of this position is to grow the number volume of meat sold within the assigned categories while providing the C&S Distribution Center with quality Fresh Meat at competitive prices. Help build sales and source best product as best cost for C&S and its Retailers.

Job Description

  • Negotiate with packers for the best possible cost and highest quality to effectively increase sales and profits. Negotiate all vendor incentive programs within assigned categories to achieve planned levels of performance.

  • Lead, direct and develop the Buying team, including IDP and performance evaluations.

  • Supply retailers with strong marketing and promotional items to include lid pricing on out front items.

  • Process requisitions from turn buyers in a timely manner.

  • Negotiate and submit to management all contract buys for major commodities.

  • Provide direction to independent sales team and Fresh meat Turn Buyers on market conditions. Plus, out front buy-in opportunities.

  • Maintain on-going communications with the distribution turn buyers and DC Directors to ensure all retail goals are met.

  • Working with Director of Fresh Meat Procurement to conduct annual performance reviews with major vendors.

  • Monitor and provide management with period end reports of category management implementations against agreed upon benchmarks.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and market conditions.

  • Build on knowledge of the Meat industry relating to all commodities.

  • Attend various conference calls with the customer and C&S community.

  • Visit packers of assigned commodities with the approval of the Director of Fresh Meat Procurement.

  • Resolve pricing issues between the vendor and C&S.

  • Work with Auction Team for buy opportunities.

  • Track and audit performance of all vendors within assigned category

Qualifications

Shift

1st Shift (United States of America)

Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

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