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Buyers – Food Retail


This is a Full-time position in Vaughan, ON posted August 17, 2019.

Founded in 2002, Yummy Market specializes in a broad selection of European foods including hot prepared meals as well as fresh-baked breads, buns, cakes and pastries.

We are currently looking for the following position at our Maple location (1390 Major Mackenzie Drive West, L6A 4H6): BUYERS
– FOOD RETAIL Various areas: Deli Meats & Cheese; Dry Grocery JOB DESCRIPTION: Buyers will require experience working in a food retail grocery environment and be familiar with importing and exporting materials into Canada.

The Buyers will develop and maintain product category and manage inventory by gathering and analyzing information for merchandising plans; entering and tracking current information; improving product offerings; maintaining relations with vendors; and preparing reports.

They will also work with suppliers on non conformance and quality issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinate purchasing details with vendor, including pricing revisions, order cancellations, discontinued items, acceptable substitutions, back orders, delivery dates, invoice discrepancies Review quotations specifically pricing, delivery, and quality with owners before awarding vendor contract Expedite critical orders.

Research and develop vendor sources for purchase of items/products/services requisitioned Maintain record/filing system for P.O.

and documentation Develop product/category knowledge of significant merchandise trendsUnderstand departmental/category assortment plan strategy Responsible for item/SKU creation and maintenance as required, input of promotions, and entry of price changes and markdowns Work with internal and external partners to ensure effective purchase order execution Provide day-to-day vendor support Create promotional information and execute promotional calendar Manage samples process for Marketing and Advertising purposes Be accountable for the integrity of product information, such as packaging and product development Perform other duties as assigned by senior management team COMPETENCIES Strong attention to detail; ability to research and resolve discrepancies.

Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain effective, positive working relationships with a diverse group of individuals at all levels Strong oral/written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and professionally at all times.Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills; ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and be able to meet team objectives.

Able to work well under pressure.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS 3 years of food retail grocery buying experience (specifically in deli meats & chesse or dry grocery) Knowledge of procurement, and previous experience with non perishable and perishable products preferred.

Strong analytical and computer skills, including MS Excel, Word and Outlook; competency to learn other technology as necessary.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, we will train on our inventory system Thank you for your interest in joining Yummy Market.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Yummy Market is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’).

If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources.