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Dairy Replenishment Buyer

Company: Valley Natural Foods
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Type



Imagine a job where you are center-stage to serve customers, welcoming them in to shop and greeting them in the aisles. A job where you are valued for who you are and what you bring to the table. A job where your love of attention to detail, product knowledge and inventory control sets the stage for personal and professional success. A job where every interaction you have with someone is an opportunity to make a difference in their day... and yours!

Sound like you? Join our team as a Center Store Replenishment employee at Valley Natural Foods. Qualified applicants will enjoy interacting with the public and be available for early morning shifts, including weekends. Applicants must also be able to lift 30-50# regularly. Previous grocery, purchasing and/or inventory experience is strongly preferred.

Ordering, Stocking and Backroom

  • Place dairy orders as directed to ensure regular supply, and adequate supply for specials
  • Work with Center Store Manager to achieve sales and margin goals for department.
  • Review departmental financial reports (sales, labor, margin, turns) with Center Store Manager and take corrective action as needed.
  • Train new stockers and buyers using appropriate training modules and checklists
  • Ensure that items unable to sell are returned or otherwise properly disposed of following established procedures
  • Keep accurate shrinkage records
  • Visit other stores for price comparisons, product and merchandising ideas
  • Receive orders not handled by Receiver, according to the established procedures
  • Ensure accurate, up-to-date shelf tags, PLU's, sale signs and scanned prices for department items
  • Plan and maintain attractive, fully stocked, rotated and faced sections
  • Stock displays full without overcrowding and rotate overstock into backstock
  • Label items accurately with price tags or signs, remove damaged items and notify Grocery Manager
  • Check in items using the invoice to verify piece count or damage and notify receiving of discrepancies
    Product Replenishment
    • Participate in inventories and place orders with assigned vendors
    • Manage ordering to keep products in stock while maintaining budget
    • Provide complete information for new products on Purchase Orders for Information Management Systems (IMS) to set up in Automated Receiving Systems (ARS)
      Business Operations, Safety and Compliance
      • Alert Management of potential theft or other emergencies
      • Conduct price comparisons and review internal reports as directed
      • Keep department areas - shelves, counters, aisles, backstock - in clean, orderly condition
      • Remove trash promptly, clean up spills, sweep floor as needed
      • Keep department equipment in working order and advise Grocery Manager of equipment problems
      • Attend dept staff meetings and other assigned training requirements and participate in inventory counts
      • Identifies self as employee by being in co-op attire and nametag, see dress code.
      • Perform any other duty as assigned by Management Team


        Mandatory Qualifications:
        • High ethical standards with personal integrity
        • Excellent time management, organizational and communication (oral, aural, and written)
        • Detail oriented and able to multi-task and remain flexible to the changing needs of the business
        • English proficiency with previous customer service experience
        • Ability to meet deadlines, coordinate projects and work varied hours and days
        • Demonstrated objectivity, neutrality, and calmness under pressure and timely follow-through to commitments
        • Regular, predictable attendance
          Preferred Qualifications:
          • Previous purchasing experience in retail dairy, natural foods or products
          • Proficiency in MS Office and POS systems.
          • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
          • Strong aptitude to read financials and adapt to technology.
          • Previous experience in retail, grocery/co-ops, natural foods or related industry.
            Physical Demands:
            • Ability to lift/push/pull/carry up to 30 pounds frequently; 30-50+ pounds occasionally
            • Manual dexterity with ability to reach, grasp and utilize hands, wrists, and fingers for extended periods of time
            • Close-to-general range visual acuity to evaluate and interact in working environment and focus on and/or read data and words on a computer monitor for extended periods of time
            • Ability to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time
            • Regular exposure to working in refrigerated and frozen environments
            • Ability to climb ladders, kneel, crouch, and bend occasionally required

              Reports To: Center Store Manager

              Supervises: Employees scheduled on shift, no exclusive authority

              Department, Status and Salary: Center Store, Part or Full Time, Hourly (At Will)

              Valley Natural Foods Core Competencies
              • Adaptability/Flexibility/Dependability
              • Communication/Listening Skills
              • Customer Service/Customer Focus
              • Integrity/Ethics
              • Sense of Urgency/Productivity
              • Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills
              • Work Environment/Safety/Job Knowledge
                Position Specific Competencies
                • Decision Making/Judgment
                • Initiative
                • Product Knowledge
                • Personal Organization
                  The information above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performance by people

                  assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. VNF management reserves

                  the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. This is

                  not an employment contract and does not interfere with MN's Employment At Will Law.

                  Salary Description

                  Minimum of $17.00 per hour

Keywords: Valley Natural Foods, Burnsville , Dairy Replenishment Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Burnsville, Minnesota

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