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United Natural Foods, Inc.

Purchasing Assistant - Tony's Fine Foods

United Natural Foods, Inc. - West Sacramento, CA

Job Description
POSITION PURPOSE:  \rProvides administrative support to the Buyers. Assists with the organization and execution of company projects and functions. Handles details of a confidential nature. Keeps Buyers well informed of activities and provides assistance to Purchasing staff.\r \rEEO/VETERANS/DISABLED\r\rESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:  \r\rResponsible for the effective and accurate performance of assigned clerical and purchasing functions.\rExecutes against reports such as the daily lost sales reports and open purchase order reports and compiles information to share with the buyers, operations and vendors as necessary.\rActively resolve issues or concerns that pertain to work related and assigned tasks. Facilitates a “problem-solver” approach—identifies the problem, offers solutions and executes/delivers results.\rStays educated on development, changes and trends related to industry.\rFollows up with suppliers regarding status checks on purchase orders.\rCreates and adjusts purchase orders as needed.\rPrepares a variety of documents, reports and records including Returns to Vendors and Package Changes.\rAssists and supports department personnel as needed. Resolves requests, questions and problems promptly.\rObtains and conveys information such as inventory checks as needed.\rCompletes miscellaneous purchasing duties and clerical duties as assigned.\rResponsible for establishing and maintaining effective, professional business relations with suppliers. Obtains and conveys information courteously and promptly. Maintains and projects the Company’s professional reputation. Promotes goodwill and conveys a positive image of the company.\rInteracts with internal customers—provides data and communicates regularly between the IPAR team and Operations, Inbound Logistics, Pricing, Accounts Payable, Marketing, SRM and RCM.\rKeeps management informed of area activities and of any significant problems or concerns.\rAttends and participates in meetings as required.\rCompletes special projects as assigned.\r\r\r\r\r

Job Requirements
\r\rQUALIFICATIONS: \rEducation/Certification: \r\rHigh school graduate or equivalent related experience\rAssociate degree desirable \r\rExperience: \r\r1-2 years of professional business experience in purchasing, category management, sales or related fields\rSystem Implementation preferred \r\rKnowledge:            \r\rProficient in all Microsoft Office applications\rKnowledge of purchasing and inventory policies and procedures\rUnderstanding of document formats, spreadsheets and business communication \r\rSkills/Abilities: \r\rAbility to work will independently, prioritize and complete tasks in a high pressure environment\rAbility to be discreet and handle highly confidential information\rExcellent verbal and written communication skills\rExcellent interpersonal and customer service skills\rSolid analytical, creative and problem solving ability\rWell organized and attentive to detail\r\r

9 days 17 hours ago

United Natural Foods, Inc.


Purchasing Assistant - Tony's Fine Foods United Natural Foods, Inc. - West Sacramento, CA, United States


Location: West Sacramento, CA

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.