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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018


Houston, USA


Job Description

Under direct supervision of the Senior Buyer, purchases commodities and merchandise for resale
at the highest possible quality for the lowest possible cost. Manages inventory levels and turns
to insure that budgeted service levels and financial targets are met. Insures all products that are
purchased are of quality and standards identified in the approved specifications as determined by
product development of by agreement with sales management for resale merchandise. Insures
Senior Buyer and Branch General Manager are involved and aware of actual and market cost
changes and assists Senior Buyer in managing pricing and margins. This individual will further
be responsible for the day-to-day management of costs and targeted sell prices for assigned
product SKU’s within the branch. 

• Manage Branch inventory levels within the established guidelines. Using the MARS
forecasting module and appropriate NDS reports calculates economic order quantities,
prepares and places purchase orders, reviews vendor confirmations for accuracy and
maintains accurate product and freight costs by performing timely and accurate cost
maintenance in the NDS system.
• Negotiates, analyses and arranges the most financially beneficial transportation of product
from approved suppliers to BakeMark USA Branch, within the established guidelines.
Ensures that all freight discounts such as pick up allowances and bracket discounts are
reviewed and utilized when it financially benefits the company.
• Reviews margin, service level, obsolescence and inventory turn results, compares them to
established objectives, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to
correct unsatisfactory results. Maintains MARS purchasing data fields such as order fill %,
lead-time and order frequency to ensure that budgeted fill rate and inventory turn is
consistently achieved, and maintained in the NDS and MARS software systems.
• Under the established guidelines, evaluates the results of physical inventory counts or cycle
counts to determine procedural deficiencies and takes appropriate actions to correct these
• Responsible for the day-to-day management of costs and targeted sell prices of all assigned
SKU’S within the Branch pursuant to the established objectives.
• Maintains good communications with other departments such as sales, accounting and
warehouse to ensure proper inventory and cash flow.
• Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with management, sales and quality
control personnel to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
• Follows up on all customer request and questions to ensure appropriate response is made and
customer is satisfied.
• Treats all customers (both internal and external) and vendors with respect, courtesy and
• Upholds and complies with policies, procedures and attitudes adopted by the company.
• Adhere to all company policies, procedures and safety rules as stated in the Employee
Handbook and otherwise posted or communicated.
• Exemplify the BakeMark core values of Partnership, Performance and Passion in all aspects of
assigned duties.
• Other duties as assigned to meet company goals.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :
• Technical Skills -Shares expertise with others.
• Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above
own interests.
• Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others;
Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
• Organizational Support - Supports organization's goals and values.
• Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner.
• Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement
• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
• Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise
with others.
• Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative
tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
• Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently;
Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
• Interpersonal Skills - Keeps emotions under control;
• Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner.
• Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting;
Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
• Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations;
Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
• Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret
written information.
• Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above
own interests.
• Technical Skills -Shares expertise with others.
• Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related
experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond
to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability
to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to
interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal
with several abstract and concrete variables.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach
with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or
humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and extreme cold. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.

Company Description
For over 100 years, BakeMark has stood for excellence in quality and service, for our customers, our stakeholders and our colleagues. We attribute our success to our colleagues and their contributions towards meeting the needs of our customers and stakeholders. We all share our values and ways of working. We are passionate about the baking industry. We excel at creating strong partnerships within the company and with our loyal customers. We love to innovate and thrive to manufacture and deliver performing bakery products and world-class customer service.

At BakeMark we appreciate our employees and their families and offer a competitive pay and a full suite of benefits:
• Medical Benefits
• Dental Benefits
• Vision Benefits
• 401K
We are always looking for new team members to join our fast-paced, dynamic, and growing company.

Role: Buyer
Job Type:
Location: Houston,

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