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Restaurant Depot Buying Assistant in Whitestone, New York

Position Title: Buying Assistant

Department: Buying

Supervisor: Buyer

FLSA: Non-exempt

Date Revised: May 8, 2007

Position Summary:

Provides support to Corporate Buyers by assisting them with the process of merchandising, selection and development, sales, analysis and vendor management.

Essential Functions:

  • Sets up new items and vendors in the department.

  • Coordinates all aspects of purchase order management, item definition, coding, purchase order entry, revisions, order reconciliations, EDI and drop shipments.

  • Collects weekly store margins.

  • Sources product from secondary vendors.

  • Enters advertisement ads.

  • Researches and processes Accounts payable pricing discrepancies.

  • Serves as a liaison between the buying department and the branches and vendors.

  • Provides administrative support such as phoning, faxing orders to vendors, releasing orders, price changes and creating spreadsheets.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Performs other work-related duties as required and assigned.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, OR

  • High School Diploma or GED with at least 2 years experience OR

  • Any appropriate combination of education and experience.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Commitment to company values and strong customer orientation.

  • Computer Literacy

Work Environment:

  • Average office environment. Heated in the winter, air-conditioned in the summer. Accessibility to computers, phone, fax, copiers etc. on premises.


I fully understand the responsibilities and qualifications required for this job. Furthermore, I find that I am capable of performing the required functions.

Salary Information: $17.00-$19.00 Per Hour