Senior Grocery Buyer 

Senior Grocery Buyer 

Staten Island, NY
JOB TITLE: Senior Grocery Buyer 
LOCATION: Staten Island, NY (10 minutes all highway off of either the Verrazano, Outerbridge or Goethals Bridges)

NOTE: you will need a car to commute to work
REPORTS TO: Grocery Director                                        
  • Coordinates the merchandising of various categories of the Grocery Department.
  • This includes sales, income, incentives, cost, retails, pricing, SKU rationalization, and new items.
  • Also works with the Grocery Director to maintain run rates, gross profit percent and income, same store sales, fiscal business reviews, in-store execution programs, direct store delivery programs, and special company programs, including: Trip, Golf Outing, Race for the Cure, Calendar Program, Los Rancheros, and two Food Shows.
  • Also works on new contract renewals and negotiations as well. 
  • Responsible for negotiating with vendors/brokers on a weekly basis for the best costs and deals for promotions for weekly ads. Also negotiates new items and items to be discontinued through SKU rationalization. The categories include: paper, tabletop, mayo, cereal, candy, canned seafood, foils/wraps, laundry care, soup, spices, soda/water (warehouse), and sanitary napkins.
  • Responsible for developing accrual programs, direct store shipment programs, category reviews, fiscal planning, and seasonal programs for the categories.
  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with the owners/members of the co-op. This includes bi-weekly sales meetings and quarterly gross profit meetings and results presentations.
  • Work with the appropriate departments and the vendors/brokers to develop the new private label program. This includes new packaging, old packaging depletion, costs, retails, merchandising programs, and category analysis within the categories they are responsible for.
  • Helps coordinate department meetings to review open issues (i.e. ads, budget projections, new items). Also is in charge of the department when the director is out.
This is a very specific person we are looking for, must be Food and Beverage.
  • CPG
  • Food Marketing
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Analytical
  • Manager desires a candidate to possess a progression of  CPG responsibility in preferably customer sales (managing a customer relationship – and being responsible for sales, local trade fund budgets, quota attainment, forecasting goals, inventory management, bottom line results, post-promo analysis – and be proficient in a host of Microsoft Office applications / Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
In having this customer / CPG experience, the candidate should have become fluent in syndicated data, and understand POS and Panel in IRI or Nielsen and can navigate a host of systems (BI systems). Maybe along their career path, they have had roles in category management or analytics where these skills were essential.

Further to this, a huge bonus would be if the candidate had managed a P&L internally and had a stint in trade marketing or trade finance so they also understand the financial implications, managed a trade budget, understood allocation rules, worked cross functionally with consumer marketing / sales and leadership.

  • Five to ten years procurement experience.
  • Experience in store management a plus
  • Computer skills – knowledge of Consolidated file a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior negotiation skills - must be assertive and able to influence others
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Highly creative, accurate, and analytical
  • Must be able to handle multiple responsibilities/projects simultaneously
  • Able to work well with numbers
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please respond back and include the following
  • Full MS WORD Resume
  • Current and required compensation
  • Current contact information
  • Availability
Upon receipt, one of our managers will contact you to discuss in full
Zeke Goulbourne
131 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Voice: 212-248-0100



Recruiter Contact

Jason Denmark
131 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Voice: 212-248-0100
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