Job ID 2019-13166

Replenishment Buyer Perishable


Marketing/Category Management



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Are you an experienced buyer that is looking for a challenge? Are you someone that enjoy finding creative replenishment/recovery solutions for products? Are you someone that wants to get involved in the growth strategies of a role? If yes, than Gordon Food Service has the opportunity for you!!


We are excited to onboard a Replenishment Buyer (Perishable) with our New England Division!  This is a new role and a great opportunity for you to have a major impact on the business by managing inventory levels of perishable product using a forecasting/replenishment system, manual analysis, judgment/knowledge and awareness of local markets to drive continuous improvement for our customers with in-stock performance, inventory turns and product loss. This role will have daily management of fresh produce, dairy and COP inventory levels to include "normal" purchases from prime vendors and emergency recovery from non-prime vendors as needed (for all category lines) while acting as the primary supplier contact for inventory and supplier related business needs.  See additional details below!

Why join our team?

  • The opportunity to have ownership of forecasting and replenishing key, high value, high risk, high visibility/important items for GFS customers. 
  • The ability to proactivity problem solve by maintaining perishable inventory for customers by considering current market conditions, causal factors (weather, seasonality, raw materials, etc), and product availability while avoiding waste and product loss.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with key departments in the company like Divisional Marketing, Regional Merchandising/inventory teams, Sales, Supply Chain to name few to plan future events, determine product trends, input new product requirements, and execute the close out of discontinued items.
  • The chance to lead inventory management activities for all local product conversions.
  • The opportunity to manage local supplier service level performance metrics (fill-rate, on time delivery, spoilage and liquidation, PO match); drives necessary continuous improvement to these measures.


Leading candidate will have……

  • Five or more years of progressive experience working with forecasting and replenishment tools. 
  • Buying experience strongly recommended (food service replenishment experienc is a plus but not required).
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or a related field preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Replenishment/ Forecasting Tool (i.e. JDA software) is a plus.


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