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United Natural Foods, Inc.

Buyer II

United Natural Foods, Inc. - Aurora, CO


Reviews and coordinates complex, one-time, and simple multi-term purchase requests in accordance with company policies. Independently handles projects up to a designated dollar figure.



- Reviews, approves, and processes purchasing requests such as purchase requisitions and purchase orders for goods or services to ensure compliance with the companys purchasing procedures and user requirements.

- Prepares all aspects of bids, requests for quotes, and proposals, including precise specifications, supporting spreadsheets, comparisons, recommendations, and justifications; issues purchase orders.

- Provides liaison services between vendors and departments for order status, procurement procedures, and problem resolution; researches sources of supply; advises on cost effective alternatives.

- Assists in bid openings for competitive solicitations such as requests for quotes, bids, and proposals.

- Reviews and evaluates contracts and purchase orders, negotiates change orders, and determines sole source validity.

- Maintains data information, files, reports, price lists on assigned commodities; negotiates prices and terms. Maintains records in accordance with established policies and procedures and audit guidelines.

- Participates in company sponsored trade shows, attends purchasing meetings and seminars related to purchasing.

- May expedite shipping and deliveries, maintain inventories, and monitor usage inconsistencies, price changes, and vendor back orders.

- May validate, reconcile, and process receiving reports, vendor invoices, and other payment documents.


- Product meets established quality standards and is purchased at the lowest possible prices.

- Appropriate inventory levels are maintained.

- Products arrive as scheduled with appropriate lead time.

- Professional business relations exist with vendors.

- Effective coordination and communication exist with all Company departments so that operations remain smooth and uninterrupted. All orders are expedited as needed.

- Records, orders, reports, files and related paperwork are completed timely and accurately.

- Management is appropriately informed of any significant concerns.

- Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.

Job Requirements



- Associate Degree in related field preferred and/or equivalent related experience and training.


- Knowledge of contract law helpful.

- Knowledge of cost analysis techniques.


- Three (3) or more years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

- Ability to provide or arrange for training.

- Ability to evaluate procurement bids in accordance with established criteria.

- Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.

- Ability to prepare bids, requests for quotes, and proposals in compliance with company policies.

- Ability to document work in progress.

- Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.

- Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork.

- Negotiating skills.

- Records maintenance skills.

- Ability to analyze and solve problems.Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.

Job ID: 14648-935

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United Natural Foods, Inc.

Moving Food Forward - For over 40 years, UNFI has delivered healthier food options to more people. We carry and distribute more than 100,000 products to more than 43,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. UNFI serves a wide variety of sales channels including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retailers, eCommerce and food service. Our associates come together to create a culture of service by donating thousands of hours to nonprofits in need every year. We also support nonprofits through charitable giving lead by our Helping Hands Committees and through our UNFI Foundation. We Discover Whats Next. Bold ideas and new possibilities that drive the industry. Better food. Better future. Contact Info

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18 days 4 hours ago

United Natural Foods, Inc.


Buyer II United Natural Foods, Inc. - Aurora, CO, United States


Location: Aurora, CO

Company Profile:
America's Premier Certified Organic Distributor® UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States. In addition to excellent distribution services, we provide a range of innovative, value-added services for our customers and suppliers, to foster mutual success and growth. Our services include marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. At the core of UNFI's distribution operation are five main units: UNFI Eastern Region, UNFI Western Region, UNFI Canada, Albert's Organics and Select Nutrition. In addition, our non-distribution divisions include Blue Marble Brands, Earth Origins Market and Woodstock Farms Manufacturing.