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Replenishment Buyer - Remote at United Natural Foods Inc in Providence, Rhode Island

Posted in Purchasing - Procurement 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Responsible for order placement and inventory level functions to include the creation of daily purchase orders, and weekly warehouse transfers. Manages the day-to-day activities of inventory replenishment for selected categories utilizing an exception-based replenishment system. Responsible to analyze reports and sales trends to make effective procurement decisions. Manages in stock position for all assigned suppliers and/or categories to provide efficient service to internal and external customers.



·       Ensures compliance with company's procurement process by approving, reviewing and processing purchase orders for internal and external customers.

·       Accountable for targeted fill rates/service levels/order placement.

·       Reviews and analyzes daily and weekly reports to check service levels and inventory turns, adjusts as needed.

·       Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, experience in taking initiative and making appropriate decisions.

·       Ensures appropriate inventory levels are maintained as product arrives as scheduled allowing for appropriate lead time.

·       Pass I/O training with a high level of comprehension.

·       Monitors product data to ensure individual goals are met for fill rate, in-stock and order placement.

·       Utilize reports to ensure product data is accurate.

·       Meets deadlines and completes special projects as assigned.

·       Organize and prioritize purchase orders, maintain inventories, monitor usage inconsistencies, price changes, pack changes and vendor back orders.

·       Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe reader and the ability to learn proprietary host systems.

·       Procure and manage inventory investment buys to attain projected category profitability as needed

·       Approves Account Payable variance processes for distribution sourced items as needed


Education/ Certifications: (Required & Preferred)

·       High school diploma or GED required

·       Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred


·       One (1) or more years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Skills/ Abilities:

·       Strong interpersonal and communication skills that aid in the ability to work within diverse environments

·       Ability to analyze and solve problems

·       Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions

·       Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information

·       Strong organizational and planning skills

·       Ability to recognize future trends.

·       Ability to make decisions under pressure

·       Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns

·       Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork

·       Flexible, resilient and comfortable working in grey areas that are constantly changing

·       Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional team



·       Proficient in Microsoft Office with strong Excel, Word skills, and Outlook.



·       Some travel may be required

·       Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment

·       Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal

·       While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

·       Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday

·       Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job duties


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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