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United Natural Foods Buyer (Contract) in Concord, Ontario

Buyer (Contract)

Canada, Ontario, Concord


Post Date Sep 03, 2021

Requisition # 135459

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Responsible for reviewing and coordinating complex, one-time, and simple multi-term purchase requests in accordance with company policies. Independently handles projects up to a designated dollar figure. This position serves as a liaison between vendors and internal departments related to procurement functions.

JOB TYPE: 6 month contract


  • Reviews, approves, and processes purchasing requests such as purchase requisitions and purchase orders for goods or services to ensure compliance with the company‚Äôs purchasing procedures and user requirements.

  • Provides liaison services between vendors and departments for order status, procurement procedures, and problem resolution; researches sources of supply; advises on cost effective alternatives.

  • Reviews and evaluates contracts and purchase orders, negotiates change orders, and determines sole source validity.

  • Responsible for ensuring targeted fill rates/service levels are achieved for our customers.

  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate inventory levels are maintained and product arrives as scheduled with appropriate lead time.

  • Maintains data information, files, reports, price lists on assigned commodities; negotiates prices and terms.

  • Maintains records in accordance with established policies and procedures and audit guidelines.

  • Participates in company sponsored trade shows, attends purchasing meetings and seminars related to purchasing.

  • May expedite shipping and deliveries, maintain inventories, and monitor usage inconsistencies, price changes, and vendor back orders

  • May validate, reconcile, and process receiving reports, vendor invoices, and other payment documents.

  • Completes special projects as assigned.

  • May negotiate pricing and payment terms.



  • Post Secondary Education in related field preferred and/or equivalent related experience and training.


  • Knowledge of vendor sources, products and purchasing procedures.

  • Knowledge of contract law helpful.

  • Knowledge of cost analysis techniques.


  • Three (3) or more years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Ability to evaluate procurement bids in accordance with established criteria.

  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.

  • Ability to prepare bids, requests for quotes, and proposals in compliance with company policies.

  • Ability to document work in progress.

  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.

  • Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork.

  • Negotiating skills.

  • Records maintenance skills.

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.

  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with strong Excel & Word skills

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time