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Company: Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


Title: * Category Buyer
*Reports to: *Purchasning Supervisor
*Classification: *Exempt

Position Summary*
* *Effectively and efficiently procure specific category inventory of equipment and supplies for proper allocation among multiple stores. All employees are expected to adhere to Ace Mart business philosophy, guidelines and policies as laid out in the Ace Mart mission statement*_,_* Employee Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures Manual and Safety Program.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Procuring products

* Determine proper order quantities based on store sales, Ace Mart flyers, and specific promotions for maximum sales and customer satisfaction.
* React quickly to any changes in customer demand, customer needs or supply chain disruptions.
* Read and interpret spec sheets, quotes and product drawing.
* Suggest and implement efficiencies or improvement measures pertaining to all aspects of procurement.
* Set up new items and process purchase orders with accuracy.
* Ensure price and margin data in all systems remain accurate.
* Ensure all data, forms, and correspondence related to new items, pricing changes, program changes, etc. are accurately maintained and communicated as needed.


* Perform Gap Analysis on existing stocked items for assigned Suppliers/Categories.
* Interpret reports on product performance increases or declines.
* Perform Supplier and SKU rationalization.
* Evaluate suppliers on fill rates and overall competitive offering.
* Research and resolve receiving and invoicing discrepancies to ensure accurate inventory and accounts payable records are maintained.
* Manage all daily activities associated with forecasting, inventory replenishment orders, maintaining min/max and promotional activities.

Vendor Relationships

* Maintain relationships with existing suppliers while seeking new Supplier opportunities.
* Ensure Supplier negotiations are performed and programs are reviewed and maintained.
* Identify opportunities to develop and execute a plan for category growth with our Preferred Suppliers.
* Collaborate with vendors to identify new trends in the market, review new items, promotional opportunities and various methods to support category growth.


* Receive and respond to daily communications from internal and external customers while providing a timely and accurate response.
* Collaborate and coordinate with Marketing and Merchandising to execute company initiatives.

Additional Responsibilities

* Manage special projects as assigned.
* Other duties as assigned.


* Customer Service
* Team Player
* Integrity
* Excellence
* Time Management
* Decision Quality
* Productivity
* Technical Skills
* Implementing New Technologies
* Communication
* Analytical Thinking
* Negotiation Skills
* Positive Attitude
* Dependability

*Skills and Abilities*
Knowledge of:

* Purchasing including using order points and min/max systems.
* Restaurant supply category knowledge experience helpful and preferred.
* Strong communication skills - both written and verbal.
* Computer literate in MS Office.

II. Abilities:

* Read, analyze, understand and communicate computer data, manufacturer quotes, price files and literature.
* Ability to read equipment spec sheets and understand equipment specifications.
* Interpret data to make decisions to maximize company profitability and customer satisfaction.
* Knowledge of math, including discount applications, margins, fractions and alternate units of measure.
* Perform many tasks simultaneously.

*Work Environment*
Ace Mart has an open office environment, which can be noisy. Frequent interruptions may occur. Hybrid, work from home arrangement available upon successful completion of training.
*Physical Demands*

* Pass a pre-employment physical exam and drug screening.
* Sit up to four hours at a time.
* View computer monitor up to six hours daily.
* Use hands, fingers, and arms to file and operate computer terminal.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work*
* *This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Travel is required to attend trade events.

Required Education and Experience*

* High school education.
* 2 or more years experience purchasing broad product categories.
* Restaurant industry knowledge is helpful.

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply is an equal opportunity employer*.*

As of 11/26/22*

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $45,000.00 per year%58047475%

Keywords: Ace Mart Restaurant Supply, San Antonio , Buyer, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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