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locationRock Island, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/16/2024
ExpiresExpires: 6/15/2024
Procurement / Operations
Full Time

We Deliver the Goods:

  • Competitive pay and benefits, including Day 1 Health & Wellness Benefits, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401K Employer Matching, Education Assistance, Paid Time Off, and much more
  • Growth opportunities performing essential work to support America’s food distribution system
  • Safe and inclusive working environment, including culture of rewards, recognition, and respect


Performance Foodservice – Thoms Proestler Company is seeking a Buyer in Rock Island, IL, to work effectively with our sales team, customers, vendors and other buyers in a fast paced and high volume food service procurement department. 

The Buyer will perform the following duties: 

  • Maintain multi line product replenishment from vendors and suppliers at competitive market pricing.
  • Generate Purchase Orders.
  • Maintain adequate inventory levels to ensure superior service levels to customers and sales team through use of industry standard Best Practices procedures.
  • Negotiate prices for special promotions and programs.
  • Achieve established gross profit levels while maintaining a competitive cost basis through negotiation and relationship development.
  • Interact and communicate both written and verbally with sales team, customers and vendors in a timely and informative manner on market conditions, delivery schedules and product information.
  • Work in an environment that requires team work and the ability to work independently to maintain required job parameters.
  • Develop interpersonal relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and externally.
  • Identify and discount specific products that are slow moving, as well as dispose of the obsolete inventory by returning it to the vendor.
   Required Qualifications :• High School Diploma or GED 
• 3+ years foodservice distribution experience or 1+ years purchasing experience
• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word Excel)
• Demonstrated excellent organizational and time management skillsPreferred Qualifications :• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, supply chain or related area
• 2+ years purchasing experience in the foodservice industryEEO Statement :Performance Food Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually or collectively, the "Company") provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please click on the following links to review: (1) our EEO Policy; (2) the "EEO is the Law" poster and supplement; and (3) the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.