Account Representative

  • location: Farmingdale, NY
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $80,000 - $85,000 per year
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job description

Are you interested in working for family owned and operated company and have experience working in the consumer packaged goods distribution industry? We want you! Please apply or send your resume to diana.berlingieri@randstadusa.com.

We are currently seeking a full-time Buyer to work with vendors and customers to develop programs for the sales group and work with vendors on new product offerings. This job requires exceptional organizational skills and the desire to be extremely accurate and detail oriented.



Buying Category: Consumer packaged goods

Work Environment: Office

Job Classification: Salary

Schedule : Full Time / Mon- Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

Dress Code : Business Casual

Career Level: Professional

Responsibilities:
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-A buyer will perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: inventory analysis, price book management, marketing, alternative markets, and negotiating with vendors
-MUST have experience purchasing grocery items, especially produce and perishables.
-Manages all purchasing activities
-Direct interaction with all departments within the company, as well as with key customers
-Analyze changes or new issues in materials and supplies to find ways to reduce cost and improve quality
-Receive orders and grants approval for purchases of goods and services
-Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

Working hours: 8 AM - 5 PM

Skills:
SKILLS/ABILITIES:
-Excellent phone, verbal, and written communication skills
-Excellent negotiating skills (5 years)
-Must possess a high level of professionalism in working in team environment
-A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
-Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs

Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 5 years
???Must have experience purchasing Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) & Tobacco.
???Finance experience / pricing evaluation / retail cost analysis /gross profit margin
???Should be familiar with a variety of the field???s concepts, practices, and procedures
???Prior experience in procurement of CPG products required
???C-Store (convenient store) experience is a plus
???Analytical Skills: You will be working with multiple vendors to determine the best deals for your company, and will have to evaluate the many pros and cons of each, based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.
???Negotiating Skills: You will be working with suppliers (vendors) to create the best deals. Negotiating skills will help you create those deals.

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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