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Job Description: 

Performance Foodservice, PFG’s broadline distributor, maintains a unique relationship with a variety of local customers, including independent restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, schools, and quick-service eateries. A team of sales reps, chefs, consultants and other experts builds close relationships with each customer, providing advice on improving operations, menu development, product selection and operational strategies. The Performance Foodservice team delivers delicious food, but also goes above and beyond to help independent restaurant owners achieve their dreams.
We have an immediate opening for a Buyer to join our team in Batesville, MS.

Position Reports to: 
Category Manager
Perform Other Duties as Instructed by Supervisor: 
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Coordinate and identify suppliers of product, negotiate price and quantity terms and establish long-term contracts to ensure adequate supply of high-quality products for Foodservice Distribution at competitive prices.
  • Maintain established service levels for product in-stock. Assist with special order requests.
  • Functions as a team member within the department and organization, as required, and performs any duty assigned to best serve the company.
  • Select vendors based upon their ability to provide a continuous supply of product; overall service level; responsiveness to the market as shown through product innovation; quality and value of product; relationships with competitors; and their understanding of the marketplace.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors by resolving problems with invoicing, product, or delivery to ensure quality service and longevity of relationships.
  • Select product based upon application to our market, product performance, alternate sources of supply, and overall reputation of vendor.
  • Negotiate prices and quantities ordered based upon customer orders, economic order point (volume discount vs. efficient utilization of warehousing space), promotion of product, and overall market conditions.
  • Negotiate long-term contracts based upon same considerations and need for continuous supply.
  • Service distribution centers for emergency situations through obtaining product and delivery on an expedient basis.
  • Provides product and pricing information to sales force and make recommendations regarding pricing structure for product lines based upon volume and margin considerations.
Ideal Candidate: 

2+ years of Produce Procurement experience.



  • 1 - 2 Years Purchasing or related area, specifically with produce.


  • 2 - 4 Years Purchasing or related area within foodservice industry.
  • Produce purchasing experience of 2 or more years.
  • High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent Experience.

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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.

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