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Purchasing Specialist

Purchasing Specialist

300 N. Greene Street Greensboro, North Carolina, United States Date posted 5/10/2024
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The Fresh Market & You:

Our mission is to make everyday eating extraordinary for our guests. We create a warm, welcoming, memorable experience with exceptional, personal service. We’re looking for a new team member who strives for excellence and brings positive energy, commitment, and a “can-do” attitude to work every day.We value teamwork and celebrate our successes as a team and will value your contribution!

Added Benefits for choosing The Fresh Market Team:

  • Team member discount up to 40%
  • Health, Dental & Vision insurance available for individual, spouse, partner, and family.
  • 401K contribution and match for part-time and full-time team members.
  • Personal time off and additional time off purchase plans available.
  • And much more!

About the Position:

The Fresh Market currently has an opening for a Purchasing Specialist in our Store Support Center (099). This position will be responsible for purchasing equipment for new stores/remodels and special projects. The successful candidate will be a strong team player possessing excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication skills, and be adaptable to a fast-paced, challenging environment. This position will report to the Purchasing Manager and will provide ample opportunity for learning, growth, and for advancement. 

What You'll Do:
  • Scheduling deliveries for new stores, remodels, special projects, and equipment replacements in existing stores.
  • Provide follow up support for deliveries.
  • Tracking deliveries.
  • Placing equipment purchase orders.
  • Receiving and vetting equipment quotes.
  • Identify and research prospective suppliers.
  • Monitor supplier performance to resolve issues.
  • Preparing reports and maintaining accurate inventory counts.
  • Warranty support.
  • Damage claims.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 1-3 years purchasing experience
  • Ability to work & communicate at many different levels within our organization as well as across functional areas including Merchants, Operations, Construction, & Accounting).
  • Experience in Purchase Order systems preferrably Coupa.
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite.
  • Highly motivated, creative individual, who thinks strategically and possesses strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage several projects at the same time.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the purchasing process.
  • Previous experience in a retail environment.
  • Ability to stay organized.
  • An abundance of initiative

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Consistent with applicable laws, TFM will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and team members, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to TFM. This guiding principle applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring and job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related medical conditions, national origin, genetic information, uniformed service, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

The statements in this job description are provided to describe the general nature and level of work expected in this role. While these statements include the essential functions of the job, they are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. As we work as a team, there may be times team members are needed to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities based on business needs.