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Buyer I Mitchell Center at SUPERVALU Inc

Posted in Purchasing - Procurement 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Job Description:

Job Overview:  
Maintains responsibility for the profitable procurement and timely delivery of products for assigned lines.  Provides supply chain/inventory management for a limited promotionally active grocery desk and corresponding financial accountabilities.  Buys in accordance with all policies and procedures established by the Company, Category Manager(s), and Distribution. 
Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • Reviews acquisition costs to ensure items purchased are at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need. 

  • Assesses current inventory to determine order quantity.

  • Completes forward buy research and makes recommendations to Category Manager.

  • Conducts post-promotional reviews and analysis to determine if promotional requirements were met and if there were problem areas, develops solutions.

  • Reviews and resolves pre-books/scan based issues received from stores or division personnel, may require reordering product or accepting product returns from stores.

  • Conducts loss prevention reviews and recommends package changes to the category team.

  • Visits stores, as needed, to monitor programs, obtain store feedback and to assess overall implementation effectiveness as needed.

  • Approves Accounts Payable variance processes for distribution sourced items to ensure correct prices have been invoiced.

  • Resolves store billing questions by interfacing with distribution and store associates.

  • Resolves store distribution issues by acting as a liaison with the Transportation department and store associates.

  • Maintains assigned SKU integrity maintenance in system.

  • Coordinates with Warehouse Operations to maintain the proper product flow through the facility, in a timely manner.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Business, Marketing or related field or relevant experience of marketing, accounting and financial management practices preferred. 

  • Two years of professional experience, including store department managerial experience, preferred.

  • Familiarity with procurement, logistics, operations and inventory management practices.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills required.

  • Computer aptitude with the ability to use spreadsheet and word-processing software.

Why Work for Supervalu?   
As one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the United States, SUPERVALU is dedicated to feeding our communities by providing innovative, customer-centric solutions. We deliver on that promise every day through a strong network of 30,000 talented employees who supply the best national brands and our own high-quality and affordable private label products to thousands of customers, and millions of consumers, nationwide. With a wide variety of services and industry leading expertise, SUPERVALU offers you the opportunity to shape the food industry through every stage of your career.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status.  SUPERVALU is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.