Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Buyer will assist with procurement and purchasing activities within Second Harvest Food Bank service area. The Buyer will analyze costs, assist with contract negotiations, and offer strategies and solutions to help better manage the cost of supplies and vendor services. The Buyer is expected to exercise independent judgment and discretion with all matters relating to building partnerships with vendors.
Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) believes that each employee contributes significantly to the company’s success; that contribution should be unlimited by the work identified, assigned tasks, and overall responsibilities. Each employee is expected to offer their talents, expertise, and services whenever necessary to ensure the achievement of company goals.
Education: Degree in marketing, business, or related field preferred. Knowledge and/or training in budget management and purchase orders.
Experience: Background in purchasing, distribution, logistics, and/or food procurement.
Skills and Capabilities
The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:
Allowable Substitutions: A combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.