US Foods Buyer Grocery in Rosemont, Illinois

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

Utilizes category expertise and vendor specific knowledge to determine procurement and inventory management strategies for multiple warehouse locations. Problem solves complex replenishment related issues.



Monitor and determine the timing and quantity of items to buy based on a detailed understanding of vendor, category, market, and forecasting indicators. Manages inventory to ensure adequate supply while meeting or exceeding key service levels performance indicators including:

  • Customer service level

  • Inventory loss minimization

  • Days Inventory on Hand (DIOH)

  • Customer Order Fill Rates

  • Excess and Obsolete Inventory Reserve

  • Managed Cases/Freight Income

  • Inbound Cases/Pallet

  • Slow and Dead Inventory

  • Special Order response time

Analyze and interpret multiple sources of information in order to determine the best course of action to meet division and customer specific requirements.

Assess the financial impact/trade-offs of replenishment activities in all decision making and implement cost effective solutions.

Anticipate potential replenishment issues by utilizing reports and other demand planning tools in a disciplined and timely fashion.

Collaborate with Category Management on developing the correct inventory portfolio for specific categories for each location.

Establish vendor relationships supporting collaboration and management objectives.

Effectively communicate with divisions on inventory requests and concerns that affect Sales.

Support Cost Analyst in realizing cost accuracy goals and lower consistent costs across multiple Divisions.

EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status


Education/Training: Four-year college degree in business, operations, or supply chain management or equivalent food service industry work experience required.

Related Experience : Minimum 3 years of purchasing experience required; food service purchasing experience highly preferred.


  • Decision making in executing replenishment and inventory management activities.

  • Subject matter expert on one or more product category.

  • Ability to foster vendor relationships while achieving performance objectives.

  • Possesses a high degree of professionalism, tact, and persistence.

  • Possesses superior analytical skills and communication skills.

  • Possesses the ability to solve complex problems in an expeditious fashion.

  • Proficiency required in the use of Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as Microsoft Outlook. PRISM and E3/AWR/Manugistics experience preferred.

Primary Location: Rosemont-IL

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Buyer

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No