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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Associate Buyer/Merchandiser in North Hatfield, Massachusetts

Position Overview

The Associate Buyer is responsible for attaining and maintaining agreed upon service levels by customers while adhering to budgeted inventory levels. Additionally, he/she engages with customers on service levels and partner with vendors to successfully manage all aspects of product flow.

Job Description

  • 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.

  • Assist with seasonal volume, storm recovery, service level recovery, absences, vacation coverage, and/or additional training.

  • Travel Required: No


  • Office: Office Temperature (65F to 75F)


  • Sound statistical acumen, strong interpretation and analytical ability; Professional verbal and written communication skills

  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.

Years Of Experience

  • 0-2: Relevant Experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain. Bachelor's degree preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Bachelor's Degree - General Studies, High School Diploma - General Studies


1st Shift (United States of America)


C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC is an industry leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the United States. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 7,500 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases and institutions with over 100,000 different products. C&S also proudly operates and supports corporate grocery stores and services independent franchisees under a chain-style model throughout the Midwest, South and Northeast. We are an engaged corporate citizen, supporting causes that positively impact our communities.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC. C&S Wholesale Grocers 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.

Company: C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC

Job Area: Procurement - Perish

Job Family: Procurement

Job Type: Regular

Job Code: JC0092

ReqID: R-257471