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Buyer- Store Equipment

Company: SpartanNash
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Job Description:

At SpartanNash, relationships matter, and our Corporate team takes that sentiment to heart in the way we work as one totally aligned team, support and respect each other and share the highest standards of excellence. We're always looking for the next great idea or a new way to approach a challenge, and we collaborate and innovate to achieve our goals. Position Summary Responsible to select, source, and purchase all retail store equipment (i.e. refrigeration cases, shelving, service prep equipment, backroom equipment, shopping carts, etc.) for corporate and independent retail customers. Minimum Requirements Degrees Bachelor's Degree (Required) Business Administration Accounting, Finance or other related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Job Experience Three years procurement experience; experience in the Retail Grocery industry preferred. Responsibilities and Essential Duties Analyze current equipment offerings and costs and propose recommendations to current offerings. Source, negotiate, issue agreements and purchase products from suppliers. Execute department order processing, and partner with accounting to align order processing with the accounting process. Interpret Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings for specific project equipment needs. Develop master equipment documents for each project (i.e. schedule, cut sheet, etc.). Responsible for coordinating all equipment deliveries and installations. Develop equipment programs in order to increase department sales, provide economic efficiencies to customers (i.e. reduced energy consumption), and increase efficiency and profitability of transactions. Create comprehensive quotations and/or budget details required to assist retailer project planning. Maintain understanding of issues relevant to the Company and our business beyond this department. Use cross-functional knowledge to expand the impact of equipment beyond traditional boundaries. Act as a change agent, challenge status quo, and take ownership of new initiatives to reduce operating expenses and be a catalyst for manufacturers to alter their perception of doing business with the company. Develop trustful relationships with company peers and vendors. Coordinate equipment needs for food shows as needed. Support e-procurement system; act as a liaison to promote and expand the system to other departments. May travel to work annual company expos or meet with specific customers, venders or store visits. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Knowledge, Skills Abilities Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills including a strong ability to present new ideas, and persuade individuals. Strong attention to detail, organization, and analytical skills. Ability to multi-task. Strong mathematical aptitude, financial acumen, problem solving, and analytical skills. Working knowledge of products and services and industry trends as well as buying systems (BICEPS Preferred) and CAD. Ability to travel up to 25% to company locations and expos. Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Access. Physical Requirement The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. Must be able to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to an office environment and/or distribution or retail setting and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment varies; office and retail setting may be low to moderate; distribution center setting may be moderate to high. Equipment General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)SDL2017

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