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Certco Inc.

Job Summary:

Responsible for planning and purchasing assigned lines of products. Maintains responsibility for profitable procurement and timely delivery of products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Purchase inventory items of assigned suppliers to ensure target service level metrics, turns and spoilage goals are achieved.

• Maintain ERP and purchasing system with accurate short-term demand and lead times.

• Review daily potential out-of-stocks and take appropriate action for quick recovery

• Monitor inventory levels to maintain optimum levels.

• Collaborate with Category Managers to develop seasonal, promotional and long-term forecasts.

• Research sources of supply, cost efficiency alternatives and problem solving solutions to ensure the most effective method of procurement is achieved.

• Follow through on all open orders for status to ensure on-time delivery and expedite as needed.

• Work with the warehouse to resolve any receiving or damage issues on receipts.

• Monitor supplier performance and take proactive steps to ensure highest levels of performance from all suppliers are met.

• Process vendor bill backs when necessary for vendor support on inventory or freight.

• Utilize report systems to analyze results and identify opportunities for increased sales and profit.

• Manage execution plan for overstocks and discontinued items.

• Complete special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of grocery retail operations, with a background in Perishable products. Knowledge of commodity pricing markets including inflation and deflation cycles.

• Knowledge of vendor sources and purchasing procedures.

• Must be familiar with ad planning and gross profit structures.

• Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously.

• Ability to communicate with customers and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.

• Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field and/or 3-5 years of procurement/supply chain related experience preferred. Proficiency in MS Excel and replenishment systems such as JDA and Microsoft Navision Dynamics.

• Must have superior analytical skills, be detail oriented and have the ability to navigate in a fast-paced work environment.

• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Certco is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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