Job Description

Position Title: Food Buyer / Purchasing Agent
Location: Alexandria, VA
Industry: Manufacturing
Status: Full time

Position Summary:

  • Perform sourcing and purchasing of at least $50 million in raw materials and equipment by developing and maintaining worldwide supply sources for premium food manufacturing.
  • Participate in the research and development of product specifications to meet product requirements.
  • Professionally negotiate agreements and contracts with suppliers and vendors.
  • Manage vendor relationships and expedite delivery schedules.
  • Process purchase orders and related documents.
  • Prepare purchase orders and/or bids.
  • Reduce cost of materials without compromising quality.
  • Communicate with all levels of management and prepare detailed management reports.
  • Maintain primary and  secondary vendor supply options.
  • Review invoices for payment.

Qualifications Summary:

  • Minimum 3 years experience sourcing for raw materials that include beef, chicken, seafood, turkey and/or lamb at the corporate level.
  • Experience negotiating prices, terms, and contracts with vendors and suppliers.
  • Knowledge and experience with commodity price risks.
  • Culinary experience is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.

Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Free parking, excellent benefits and 401K offered.