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Food Purchaser
Company Name:Anonymous
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Applicants to this position must reside within a 90 mile radius of the property.
Position Description:Purchasing and Receiving Supervisor


Education/Training: High school diploma or equivalent required.
Required: Minimum 2 year overall purchasing for food catering operation

Company Overview:

-Premier Catering Company in search of a Purchasing Professional. Individual will work closely with Production Chefs and Executive Chefs. The ideal candidate will be a culinarian and have strong negotiating skills, sourcing abilities, creative problem solving, and sound business judgment and vendor management

Knowledge and Skills:

-Extensive product knowledge and sources of supply.
-Proficiency office software (e.g., Excel, MS Word).
-Purchases product from suppliers with the highest quality, reliability of source and urgency of needs, maintain continuity of inventory.
-Successfully resolve problems with delivery receipt, supply, invoicing, rejections, etc. Verify vendor invoice reconciliations.
-Must be organized and have strong communication and negotiation skills.
-Working knowledge of Filemaker a plus


-Using existing inventory guide to keep correct par and order necessary items for events.
-Utilizing purveyor sheets to acquire items for events in an orderly fashion.
-Shelf to Sheet, by location, inventory sheets matching ordering sheets.


Continuing to keep relationships with existing vendors while outsourcing vendors for buying possible products at the best prices.
-Keeping up to date price guides from vendors.


-Knowledge of proper storage practices.
-Food handler's certificate.
-Knowledge of H.A.C.C.P and storing receiving items correctly and safely.
-Holding oneself accountable for improper storage of items.
-Supervision of items received.
-Assigning Event-Cost-Center to invoice


-Commensurate with experience

Job Profile:
Position: Purchasing, Operations
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Catering
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 2 years
Education: Commensurate experience
Job Location(s): New York
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