• Associate Buyer/Merchandiser, Perishables

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/1/2018 10:43 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Grocers Supply
  • Company Overview



    Grocers Supply, based in Houston, is the largest wholesale grocery supplier in Texas, supplying over 900 independent grocery stores. Grocers Supply serves customers of all sizes, from single store independent retailers to chains, such as: Fiesta, FoodTown, Market Basket, Cox Foodarama / La Fiesta, Sellers Brothers, Minyard Food Stores, G. E. Foodland, and El Rio Grande.


    Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with GSC Wholesale, LLC. GSC Wholesale, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Position Overview

    As an Associate Buyer/Merchandiser of Perishables, you will attain and maintain agreed upon service levels by customers while adhering to budgeted inventory levels. Additionally, you will engage with customers on service levels and partner with vendors to successfully manage all aspects of product flow.


    • Procure product from branded and non-branded vendors.
    • Achieve and maintain targeted customer service level rates by monitoring, identifying, reacting to, communicating, and solving potential issues.
    • Negotiate with vendors and customers to maximize product flow, manage inventory levels, and coordinate action against close coded, expired, and other unproductive inventory.
    • Accomplish budgeted inventory levels utilizing system tools to analyze and react to trends.
    • Work with team-members to achieve established goals. Interact with customers to communicate successes and resolve issues.
    • Partner with the merchandising group on new items, maintenance, and achievement of gross profit goals.
    • Occasional overtime and/or weekend coverage may be needed to assist with seasonal volume, storm recovery, service level recovery, absences, vacation coverage, and/or additional training.
    • Travel of 10% or less required.
    • Additional responsibilities, tasks, and projects as assigned.


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • Sound statistical acumen, interpretation, and analytical ability
    • Professional verbal and written communication skills
    • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize


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