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Purchasing Assistant
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Martin-Brower | Oak Creek, WI
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Job Description

Position Description:

Position Summary:

A Purchasing Assistant is responsible for purchasing items for wholesale distribution, ensuring the items are at the highest quality possible and are at the volume and dollar amount specified when ordered.

Required Skills and Experience:

* High School diploma or GED.
* 6+ months buyer level foodservice experience.
* Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
* Excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service and time management skills.
* Negotiation skills.
* Ability to handle multiple priorities.
* High degree of initiative, self-motivation and organization skill.
* This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

* College degree
* Foodservice distribution experience.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

* May monitor inventory to ensure product quality and turnover for maximum return on investment.
* May monitor and maintain product gross margins relative to targeted profit goals.
* Assist and support the Purchasing department in projects and assignments as required.
* Assist with coordination and planning of marketing activities and events.
* Ensure products purchased are at the highest quality possible.
* Work closely with vendors, brokers/suppliers.
* Must be familiar with products and market trends.
* Other projects or duties as assigned.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace.

Position Requirements:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reyes Holdings companies will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our Practices and Procedures, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Government. Drug Free Employer.


About Martin-Brower

Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, Martin-Brower has been in the foodservice industry since 1934. We have a history of developing innovative methods to provide customer satisfaction in the areas of on-time service, dependability, efficiency and safety. While we are global in scope, Martin-Brower responds to unique opportunities specific to your country, state or county of operation to maximize your service. We currently staff over 3,100 employees and operate across the United States, Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Puerto Rico, with the ability to serve clients anywhere in the world.