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Demand Planner Buyer

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Job Description: 

Established in 1995, FiveStar Catering quickly became a leading caterer to film and fortune 500 companies. In 1998, Five Star Gourmet Foods was formed with the goal of becoming a revolutionary large scale food provider. In 2006, Catering Operations were divested to focus solely on large scale food preparation and distribution.

At FiveStar Gourmet Foods, Inc., we are committed to being continually recognized as the premier global provider of fresh, healthy, and innovative food products. In maintaining that distinction, we are constantly mindful of our three Core Values, which are the driving forces behind our business: Our Customers, Our Team Members, Our Brands.

FiveStar Gourmet Foods is currently looking for a driven and detail-oriented Demand Planner Buyer to be responsible for selecting and purchasing quality products for our food business.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for processing purchase orders, negotiating with new and existing suppliers, tracking orders, creating, and maintaining inventory, quality assurance, and liaison with inventory team and management. In addition, this position will work with staff across departments to forecast needs of the business and make purchase decisions based on demand.

The Demand Planner Buyer must be analytically minded and possess excellent negotiating skills to secure the best prices according to budget. Knowledge of sales and marketing principles is advantageous!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Research, select, and purchase quality products and materials
  • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate best pricing
  • Process requisitions and update management on status of orders
  • Update inventory and ensure stock levels are kept at appropriate levels
  • Arrange transport of goods and track orders to ensure timely delivery
  • Analyze market trends to apply this knowledge in making insightful buying decisions
  • Coordinate with inventory team, management, and stockroom as required
  • Assess quality of stock received and escalate any discrepancies to suppliers and management
  • Ability to travel
  • Any other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Procurement Experience
  • Excellent Negotiating skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Relevant experience in a food manufacturing preferred


Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.




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