Meat Buyer

  • Fareway Stores, Inc.
  • Boone, IA 50036, USA
  • Oct 07, 2019
Full time Other

Job Description

Our Fareway Corporate Office is looking to add a Meat Buyer to our Buying Department.
This position is part of the meat team that facilitates the purchases and inventory of market items through Fareway's central distribution facility. This position represents Fareway while working with vendor partners to negotiate fresh meat pricing, review new consumer packed items, and manage funding for optimal retail potential. In addition, this position works closely with the meat leadership team to plan and execute retail ads.
ResponsibilitiesPurchase and control the flow of inventory on fresh and packaged meat itemsWork directly with vendor partners to plan item production and fundingDirectly work with retail market teams to help control retail level inventories and customer needsEvaluate market place data to make decision on new item warehouse slottingProblem-solve and make critical decisions in time sensitive situations regarding inventory levels, pricing, and advertisingAnalyze and interpret internal data with available external product to assist in the planning of ad items and pricingCollaborate with Fareway trucking to optimize logistics for inbound/outbound productAnalyze commodity market data using available tools and connections to make informed inventory purchasesPlan and control funding for wide variety of meat items to optimize volume and profitMonitor fluctuating wholesale costs to assign retails that maximize movement and profitOther duties as assigned Skills and Requirements8 years of experience in Fareway Markets, or Meat Wholesale preferredUtilize advanced knowledge of meat retail concepts to plan and execute meat promotionsPrioritize and manage multiple tasks while meeting established deadlinesDemonstrate planning and organizational skillsUtilize strong problem solving, reasoning, and decision-making skillsCommunicate ideas in business-centric and user-friendly language to end users
*EOE