Job ID 2019-14848

COP Replenish Perishable Buyer


Supply Chain/Logistics/Procurement

11303 ANTOINE DR HOUSTON, TX 77066-4429


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Join our Houston team as a Replenish Perishable Buyer for our Center of the Plate Category(COP)! Our COP Buyer manages inventory levels of perishable product using a forecasting/replenishment system, manual analysis and judgment, knowledge and awareness of local markets, and other software applications to drive continuous improvement with customer in-stock performance, inventory turns, and product loss. 

As a Replenish Perishable Buyer for COP your success is measured by:  

  • Being the Subject Matter Expert in COP 
  • Sales Calls - help to close the business working closely with our marketing and sales team
  • Drive collaboration between GFS and Halpern’s / Halpern’s Business Development
  • Product Cuttings
  • Direct and work with brokers and vendors
  • Category Growth
    • Cases, brands, margin
  • Procurement
    • Work closely with NATL and Supply Chain (market conditions feedback)
    • Collaborate with Merchandising Manager and Regional Merchandising team on needs for the division
    • Develop programs on key items
    • Work with large customers on pull through/booking programs to retain business over longer periods of time.


What we need from you:  

  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain Management or Related preferred
  • Five or more years of progressive experience working with forecasting and replenishment tools
  • Experience in selling/buying center of the plate for foodservice
  • Deep understanding of key categories such as beef, pork and poultry
  • How the markets work.  Ex: How box feed is purchased, priced and seasonality
  • Based in Houston but travel to Dallas for one week per month and or as needed

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