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Albertsons Sr Buyer -- Produce/Floral in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Job Opportunity Job Title Sr Buyer -- Produce/Floral Location West Bridgewater, MA Reports To Procurement Manager FLSA Status Exempt Department Procurement Effective Date 05/4/21-5/14/21 Purpose The Senior Buyer is responsible for overseeing the work of the buying team to ensure profitable procurement and timely delivery of products for assigned lines. Works closely with Procurement Manager & Corporate Director, and Sales Managers teams to achieve the goals of the company. Provides supply chain/inventory management for a limited promotionally active produce and floral desk and corresponding financial accountabilities. Procures product in accordance with all policies and procedures established by the company Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities * Ensure that established policies and procedures are understood and adhered to by all procurement buying staff. * Work to obtain inventory and turn goals on assigned buying desk. * Assist Procurement Manager in setting performance targets for buying team in relation to anticipated and actual sales and see that these are maintained. * Assist in establishing projected sales and profit quotas. * Participate in the formulation of broad policies and long-range goals, objectives, plans, programs, and projects of the Distribution Center. * Interface with other departments and division personnel to accomplish job functions. Develop and maintain good working relationships with brokers, vendors, store operations, distribution center and division office personnel. * Reviews all product costs and marketing plan to ensure items purchased are at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need in order to meet marketing plan. * Conducts post-promotional reviews and analysis to determine if promotional requirements were met and if there were problem areas, develops solutions. * Conducts logistics planning processes while ordering products to attain the best net product price possible. * Reviews all product costs and marketing plan to ensure items purchased are at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need in order to meet marketing plan. * Reviews and resolves pre-books/allocations/scan-based issues received from stores or division personnel. * Reviews and analyzes daily and weekly reports to check service levels and inventory turns, makes buying decisions as appropriate. * Visits stores, as needed, to monitor programs, obtain store feedback and to assess overall implementation effectiveness as needed. * Approves Accounts Payable variance processes for assigned items to ensure correct prices have been invoiced and billed to stores. * Resolves store billing questions by interfacing with distribution and store associates. * Resolves store distribution issues by acting as a liaison with the warehousing and transportation department and store associates. * Maintains all necessary department files and records. * Coordinates with Warehouse Operations to maintain the proper product flow through the facility, in a timely manner. * Develop, Train and mentor members of buying team. * Remote access to buying system from home or off-site location when necessary. * Supports and implements corporate initiatives. Job Requirements Relevant Experience, Education, Certification, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Degree in Business, Supply Chain, related field or relevant experience of procurement, negotiation, or supply chain is preferred. This is the senior level buying position, at least five years buying experience preferred. Strong understanding of store operations and merchandising methodologies and practices. Understanding of procurement, logistics and inventory management practices. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, experience in taking initiative and making appropriate decisions. Planning and organizing skills. Written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective business relationships within and outside the company. Strategy development skills Relationship management skills Familiarity with Category Business Planning. Computer aptitude with the ability to use spreadsheets, Microsoft office Physical Environment * Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment. * Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer. * Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in the course of normal workday. * Position may require some travel, including occasional overnight and weekend travel. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled