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Meat Merchandiser/Buyer

Company: Merchants Distributors, LLC
Location: Hickory
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

To conduct buying of both processed and fresh meats as assigned with special emphasis on proper inventory levels and competitive pricing, for retail customers to compete and to achieve gross profit levels necessary for MDI's continued growth and success.


  • Responsible for purchasing both processed and fresh meats as assigned on a timely basis to ensure freshness and inventory control.
  • Responsible for customers' orders daily to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.
  • Work with all Alex Lee companies. Participates in the budgeting process, achieves goals as outlined by our performance management system.
  • Maintains the proper inventory levels while controlling turns at the proper level. Purchases ad merchandise as needed to fill ad orders.
  • Uses analytical skills to acquire aggressive pricing, based on market conditions, to better serve our retail customers.
  • Responsible for service level to meet budget objectives and achieve budgeted gross profits with proper management.
  • Knowledgeable of retail operations and of profitable merchandising.
  • Must be innovative in the way MDI goes to market, builds sales, and achieves profitability. Must be very computer literate.
    • Manages weekly inventory in excess of $1,500,000 to $2,500,000.
    • Purchases ad merchandise to meet store needs in excess of $1,000,000 weekly.
    • Purchases to meet turns and needs of assigned area, gross profit, and service level.
      • Works under the general direction of the Director of Meat Operations and makes buying decisions independently within guidelines to address day-to-day purchasing needs.
        • The incumbent should possess the knowledge and skills generally associated with a bachelor's degree in business or equivalent. 3-5 years of progressive experience as a successful Meat Department Manager, Meat Specialist, and/or Meat Department Operations and Buying is preferred.
        • Should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.
        • Should possess full understanding of computerized buying system, and Microsoft Office applications.

Keywords: Merchants Distributors, LLC, Hickory , Meat Merchandiser/Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Hickory, North Carolina

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