Assistant Buyer

The Opportunity

Position Title:
Assistant Buyer
Position Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position

Basic Function

  • Manage a large volume of sample requests while following specific process requirements

  • Maintain positive business relationships with both internal and external customers

  • Responsible for processing a high volume of sample requisitions from multiple functions and sites under assigned categories, including request for sourcing data such as specs, pricing, MOQ’s, lead time, etc.

  • Communicate with external vendors and suppliers, representing Bellisio Foods in a professional manner

  • Assist Buyers and/or Purchasing Manager in preparing and coordinating agreements for assigned commodities and/or services

  • Assist Buyers and/or Purchasing Managers in tracking market information on daily/weekly/month basis

  • Manages system for tracking supplier volume, spend, quality and service data

  • Focus on learning established processes and building knowledge of existing and potential suppliers and their capabilities

  • Assist Buyers and/or Purchasing Manager in evaluating, qualifying, and selecting suppliers based on quality, service, cost and capability

  • Ensure all agreements, purchases, and initiatives are approved by Purchasing Manager prior to action on behalf of the company

  • Complete special projects as assigned

  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary business information

The Candidate

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Finance or related Field or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of SAP highly preferred

  • Knowledge in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint – Intermediate level

  • Strong interpersonal skills involving ability to work effectively cross-functionally and cross-culturally

  • Strong written and oral communication skills necessary for meetings and presentations

  • Ability to work well with others, exhibiting teamwork skills

  • Ability to multitask by handling diverse assignments concurrently