Grocery Buyer Resume Samples

A Grocery Buyer is responsible for acquiring merchandise in bulk for sales in the grocery store locations. Even while the work setting may vary, certain duties are universally common and are listed on the Grocery Buyer Resume as – addressing the needs of the customers, ensuring a fresh and appealing display by keeping shelves and displays clean, and well-stocked, replenishing products through proper buying procedures; participating in storewide sales promotions, overseeing customer special order procedure; analyzing and controlling product transfers, and spoilage; assisting in training and development of team members, and ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory rules and regulations.

Employers prefer to hire people with the following skillset – familiarity with products, and nutritional information, knowledge of grocery products, working knowledge of all grocery merchandising expectations within the department; a desire to grow with the grocery team, the ability to negotiate; basic math skills, knowledge and use of computer programs; and passion for natural foods and products. A relevant degree and merchandising experience are often seen on eligible resumes.

 

Grocery Buyer Resume example

Grocery Buyer Resume

Objective : Skilled employee with thousands of hours of customer service, management and owning a small business. I have lead meetings with fortune 500 companies, hired new employees and currently operated a successful food truck in Fort Collins, CO. I look forward to providing the best service and leadership to your company with passion and dedication.

Skills : Customer Service, Customer Satisfaction, Customer Relationship Management.

Description :

    1. Oversaw Grocery Purchasing: pricing, category management, and promotions.
    2. Created and maintained retail merchandising expectations for Grocery.
    3. Communicated all program initiatives, execution, expectations, and timing to the Grocery Team.
    4. Developed product programs with vendors that innovate and are profitable.
    5. Communicated and worked with product distributors in the interest of Whole Foods Market.
    6. Monitored inventory control, and replenish based upon Whole Foods Market ordering standards.
    7. Ordered all perishable grocery products (Dairy, Frozen, and Bread) and maintain appropriate back stock levels.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor's


Grocery Buyer Resume

Objective : Seeking a regular Grocery Buyer position where I can utilize my diverse skills to benefit the employer while having the opportunity to learn new tasks and grow with the company.

Skills : Merchandising and display design Customer relations, Planning.

Description :

    1. Consistently achieved projected service levels, turns and profits.
    2. Oversaw purchasing of replenishment inventory, as well as advertising/merchandising promotional items.
    3. Promoted from Assistant Grocery Buyer.
    4. Sought out quality organic GMO free food to be placed on the shelves that would differentiate us from the larger grocery stores Wrote the content and .
    5. Motivated team growth; also participated in regional promotional programs.
    6. Developed and maintained exceptional vendor relationships.
    7. Responsible for all Grocery ordering for 1200+ weekly customer orders while maintaining company's strict no shorts/no substitutions policy.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Master's


Grocery Buyer Resume

Summary : Grocery Buyer with 8 years of experience in Contributing to a positive and supportive work environment, Demonstrating an adaptable and flexible work style, shifting tasks as priorities and circumstances change, Demonstrating ability to multi-task and manage own time, Adjusting priorities, productivity, efficiency and speed based on needs and conditions of department.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Office, Marketing, Sales, Cash Handling.

Description :

    1. Drove vendor consolidation process, eliminating several mid-size distributors, immediately reduced cost of goods by 4.65% with a potential of 7.15% based on volume.
    2. Used ProSpace software application to create plan-o-gram layouts for product shelf placement within each category.
    3. Maintained margins as set forth by the CEO including negotiating with vendors for price concessions and samples.
    4. Verified receiving daily and check for invoice discrepancies.
    5. Created large ($10,000+) purchase orders for daily store delivery.
    6. Planned ahead for seasonal purchases and displays.
    7. Met weekly targets for sales, purchases, and margins.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master's

Grocery Buyer Resume

Summary : Grocery Buyer with 7 years of experience in Giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner, Responding to feedback in order to improve performance, Understanding and following through on verbal and written directions, Sharing ideas and feedback that contributes to success of store and company, Conserving company resources, Working in a manner consistent with company Vision, Mission and Values and sustainability program.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Spanish.

Description :

    1. Directed Category Management of imported and domestic olive oils, private label (including water, pasta sauces, mustard and snacks), pasta, pasta sauce, snacks, juices, cookies, crackers, beverages, ethnic, seasonal, religious and holiday items.
    2. Implemented monthly display and feature plan chain-wide used to drive sales on high velocity, high margin, exclusive, new and unique items; featured products generated 20% of department sales.
    3. Established new vendor relations to introduce lines or products previously unavailable in our markets; established exclusivity on high volume lines and doubled sales growth in multiple categories.
    4. Maintained competitive price structure by conducting monthly or bi-monthly reviews of competitors.
    5. Managed warehouse inventories on several exclusive lines, both domestic and imported; maximised fill rate.
    6. Analysed category growth/decline on a monthly basis to determine trends and facilitated rapid reaction to changes.
    7. Designed and executed cross-merchandising plan adopted chain-wide; encouraged sales by accurate placement of merchandise.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Grocery Buyer Resume

Objective : Grocery Buyer with 6 years of experience in Assisting customers with product selection, Shares product knowledge with customers, Making recommendations and suggestions based on customer needs, Engaging the customer in a friendly manner and assists in locating product throughout the store, Sought opportunities to exceed customer expectations and enhance the customer experience.

Skills : Highly Energetic, Ambitious And Self-motivated Professional.

Description :

    1. Ordered all non-perishable grocery products; turned product as well as controlled spoilage; recognized inferior products and followed procedures to return to vendors.
    2. Participated in monthly inventory; achieved and exceeded margin and sales targets.
    3. Maintained retail standards as per regional expectations.
    4. Performed duties such as building displays, stocking shelves, facing product, signage and pricing, resets and category management.
    5. Complied with established procedures, including weights and measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.
    6. Maintained a clean and profitable department while efficiently managing product back stock.
    7. Provided excellent customer service; resolved customer's inquiries; expedited requests.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's In Psychology

Grocery Buyer Resume

Objective : Energetic and enthusiastic individual utilizing a blend of leadership skills, customer service strategies, and sales expertise to organize workflow, ideas and people. Focusing and goal oriented with a proven ability to develop customer relationships as well as managing and motivating a sales team. A 25-year record of proficiency in marketing and developing all aspects of business growth of a wide variety of products in the food industry.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Wegmans Systems: Rumba, WinCMS, WinSQL And WBA., Nielsen Local Market Planner., Fresh Thyme Systems: Category Analyzer, CA - Billback Manager, Retalix And Retail Studio.

Description :

    1. Responsible for maintenance of over 10,000 items in four warehouses in a fast- paced environment with sales over $7 billion.
    2. Negotiated merchandising and vendor contracts for the third largest wholesaler/distributor in the country servicing the Northeast's largest grocery chains.
    3. Developed and met weekly gross and merchandising goals.
    4. Bought to fill grocery shelves.
    5. Kept on budget and beat goals Maintained relationships with existing vendors and producers.
    6. Brought new vendors to the company.
    7. Constantly reviewed product line and discontinued items to provide the best selection and best selling items which helps maintain high margins.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Grocery Buyer Resume

Headline : Ambitious and charismatic college graduate and budding business professional with a marketing background, paired with a fresh millennial perspective and over 6 years of experience working in various, dynamic retail settings as a retail buyer.

Skills : Commensurate with industry standards and Matched by strong communication, Interpersonal and leadership .

Description :

    1. Responsible for daily tracking, monitoring, and ordering of $1.5 million of product across 42 different vendors with excess of 1300+ SKUs.
    2. Worked directly with vendors and brokers to establish deals and allowance windows in order to organize advertisements.
    3. Produced advertisement through published ads created by our company and overall sales responsibility fall on the product buyer.
    4. Cross-trained in multiple areas of store operations to meet store needs.
    5. Significantly maximised profit and minimized cost by aggressively eliminating surplus of goods in inventory.
    6. Created and managed annual grocery budget, budget projections and revenue goals.
    7. Controlled shrink budget allocations after my first fiscal period.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma In Communication

Grocery Buyer Resume

Objective : Outstanding hands-on experience in customer service, payment processing and sales. Familiar to procedures in all aspects of store operations, including management, merchandising, cashiering, stocking and staff training and development. Efficient worker with sales goals by tracking, ordering, supplying, pricing, stocking, and rotating merchandise that is fit for the store and customer needs.

Skills : Retail Management, Customer Service, Ordering, Microsoft Office, Forklift Operation, Basic CAD Drawing, Woodworking, Cash Handling, Merchandising.

Description :

    1. Managed the purchasing process with small vendors.
    2. Updated weekly price changes and printed sale tags and priced various merchandise.
    3. Analysed sales and detailed reports of high and low performing products.
    4. Arranged and stocked department displays, shelves, and end-caps.
    5. Built and reset displays, shelves, and end-caps according to schedule, planograms, or merchandising programs.
    6. Trained new hires, managed, and assist team to keep efficient, friendly and effective work pace.
    7. Purchased and maintained profitability for dry grocery subteam.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED In General Studies

Grocery Buyer Resume

Summary : Highly motivated, knowledgeable, and resourceful person with proven experience in inventory management. Self-directed individual experienced in fast paced environment while demonstrating strong team leadership, organisational and multi-tasking skills. Skilled in complex problem solving techniques requiring good judgement and strong decision making skills Able to deal with customers in a positive and respectful manner.

Skills : Also Have Worked As A Machine Operator, Server, Concrete And Block Work.

Description :

    1. Initially hired to help set up and open new store.
    2. Included ordering, Inventory control, and purchasing, margin targets.
    3. Maintained a high standard of merchandising and product placement.
    4. Used a variety of computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Dvo, StoreOPPS, Smore, Slim.
    5. Maintained a very high level of customer service and product knowledge.
    6. Mentored and trained team members.
    7. Managed approximately 65 Vendors and over 100 products in categories such as paper, pet, food and baby products.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
GED

Grocery Buyer Resume

Headline : To obtain a Grocery Buyer position Ordering grocery products according to anticipated sales and seasonal needs. Maintaining appropriate inventory levels to achieve sales and margin goals. Maintaining awareness of current ads, promotions, holidays and events. Planning for weekly ads, events and holidays using tools and reports. Working with store management to understand and respond to current store trends.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Various Inventory And Purchasing Systems.

Description :

    1. Planed and executed monthly resets and bi-weekly merchandising per regional standards.
    2. Directed and worked alongside Team Members to provide outstanding customer service, which includes impeccable sales floor and working warehouse conditions.
    3. Responsible for span vendor selection, contract negotiation, product promotion and merchandising of products throughout 119 stores in the chain.
    4. Purchased approximately 100 lines in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    5. Analysed and monitored sales records, trends and economic conditions to anticipate consumer-buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed.
    6. Communicated to vendors company questions and needs, including price negotiations.
    7. Collaborated with national accounts department to set up new franchise/chain businesses.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma In Communication