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Food Services of America, Inc. Buyer in Woodburn, Oregon

Food Services of America has become US Foods! As a leading foodservice distributor, we partner with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions.

US Foods has strong values, great benefits and pay. Come join our team where we help you make it!

US Foods is currently seeking an outstanding individual to buy product from our re-distributor vendors and manage our non-stock inventory programs. Top notch communication skills are the key to success in this job, candidates must be customer focused, team oriented professionals who are always guided by the needs of our customers.

This individual will be responsible for procurement and inventory management of items from re-distributor vendors and for the management of non-stock purchasing programs.


We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. From using sanitized interview rooms and social distancing to providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. Our safe workplace efforts include COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. We’re also providing robust support to our customers, from webinars and one-on-one consults with our experts to detailed reopening materials. ​

US Foods® is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here.

  • Performs purchasing/buying duties by analyzing inventory requirements and placing purchase orders for product items in assigned categories.

  • Maintain computer item/vendor files for costing and statistical purposes.

  • Manage promotional activity

  • Experience with DPR or inventory management preferred.

  • Work with national accounts on forward buy opportunities with monthly contract pricing

  • Provide a high level of communication with our sales team and problem solve to meet customer satisfaction

  • Works directly with suppliers and cross functionally with other key business areas in the company, e.g. Receiving, Finance and Operations.

  • Input purchasing plans to maximize inventory to meet customer demand

  • Audit vendor/freight discrepancies as needed.

  • Manage LTO and Onboarding of new accounts within our demand replenishment system

  • Train to become proficient on our DPR purchasing system

  • Other responsibilities as needed

  • Associates degree or higher preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications: Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Previous purchasing experience preferred.

  • Experience with DPR preferred.

  • Highly developed negotiation skills preferred.

  • Proven track record in maintaining excellent vendor relationships.

  • Ability to act quickly and decisively in a fast paced, dynamic environment and be a catalyst for working collaboratively in a team oriented environment.

  • Exceptional analytical, planning, and organizational skills.

  • Must have successful work performance, demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, work well with others, and exercise sound judgment and display initiative and innovation on the job.

  • Ability to pass a background investigation and drug test.

EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status

Requisition #: 2020-7051

Working Hours: M - F 8am to 5pm

External Company Name: Food Services of America, Inc.

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