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Purchasing - Food & Beverage Buyer
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Purchasing - Food & Beverage Buyer

Job Description

Great Opportunity for a Purchasing - Food & Beverage Buyer  (posted October 20,  2014) in Shelbyville, Indiana.  Gaming Hospitality Executive is assisting a company identify a candidate with experience in being responsible for purchasing food and beverage items in accordance with Purchasing department procedures and internal controls

Job description for the position of  Purchasing - Food & Beverage Buyer is as follows:

  • Responsible for purchasing food and beverage items in accordance with purchasing department procedures and internal controls. 
  • Responsible for researching and becoming familiar with the best food product carriers, factoring quality and price. 
  • Responsible for provides excellent customer service to employees and vendors in all situations.  
  • Responsible for performing all duties within the guidelines of policies and procedures, internal control standards, 
  • Responsible for reviewing all proposed and received orders to ensure vendor compliance, and recommend vendor changes when necessary. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all purchase requests have been approved in accordance with authorized approval levels. 
  • Responsible for preparing and process purchase orders to comply with established purchasing procedures and maintaining appropriate files. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that all purchase terms and discounts are adhered to. 
  • Responsible for working with vendors to ensure the quality of goods purchased meet the company’s standards. 
  • Responsible for coordinating and processing all return-to-vendor requests. 
  • Responsible for processing all claims for damaged goods received. 




Job Requirements

The following qualifications are required for the Purchasing - Food & Beverage Buyer  position:

  1. Associates’ degree with a concentration in business, restaurant or hospitality. 
  2. Two or more years of purchasing experience within a food and beverage environment or an equivalent of education and work experience. 
  3. Experience with computerized purchasing system. 
  4. Must be able to pass pre-employment background check and drug screen.
  5. Must be able to communicate effectively with guests, vendors and team members. 
  6. Must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagrammatic, or schedule format. 
  7. Must possess the ability to work with mathematical concepts and to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. 
  8. Has a working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs. 
  9. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  10. Be available to work various shifts, weekends and holidays.

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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Purchasing - Procurement, Restaurant - Food Service, Hospitality - Hotel
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Food, Packaging, Hotel - Resort
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID F&B Buyer IN10-2036619
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