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Harbor FoodService Assistant Buyer in Kent, Washington

Harbor FoodServiceJob ID: 2021-6853Location: US-WA-KentWorking Hours: Monday - FridayOverviewHarbor Foodservice is looking for an outstanding individual to assist our team of buyers. Top notch communication skills are the key to success in this job, so we are looking for a customer focused, team-oriented professional who is always guided by the needs of our customers. Interested individuals may apply online at . Whenever possible, current Harbor team members will be given first consideration for all positions, providing they meet all the requirements and qualifications as outlined.ResponsibilitiesThis individual will assist buyers in responsibilities surrounding purchasing and inventory management. *Ensure vendors receive our purchase orders and process order confirmations received from vendors. *Research and resolve price discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices. *Perform vendor and item set up and maintenance. *Set up special order item numbers, place special orders and drop shipments, monitor and follow up on unshipped special orders. *Oversee non-stock item programs, including maintenance and trouble shooting. *Work directly with vendors, category management, and sales department to identify and liquidate products that are aged inventory, have a short shelf life and/or are overstocked. *Assist buyers with vendor issues, including product returns and requests for item or price information. *Other duties as assigned. Qualifications *Great communication skills are critical to success in this job. Candidates MUST be outstanding communicators and be able to work with many different types of individuals, sometimes under pressure and time constraints. *High school degree required, college degree or equivalent experience preferred. *Purchasing experience in the food service industry preferred. *Computer literacy essential, including MS Word and Excel; experience with ERP systems preferred. *Experience with MS Teams, Zoom, or other online communication tools helpful. *Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to organize and prioritize workload, and ability to work well with all levels of associates and customers. *Must be customer focused and able to provide great service for both internal and external customers. *Great time management skills and ability to organize and prioritize heavy workload required. Full-time positionBenefits: Full packageEqual Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/DisabledApply Here: