grocery buyer resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Hardworking and reliable manager and buyer with strong ability in purchasing and management. Offering customer service ,motivation and direction. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.

  • Product procurement
  • Accurate recordkeeping
  • Market trend analysis
  • Competitive shopping
  • Supply chain assistance
  • Working collaboratively
  • Flexible
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Supervision
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Multitasking
  • Project planning
  • Coordination
  • Troubleshooting
Grocery Buyer, 12/2012 to Current
New Leaf Community Markets, Inc.Hillsboro, OR,
  • Toured vendor sites to better understand product costs and meet and establish partnerships.
  • Identified new vendors by conducting adequate research and obtained better pricing.
  • Sourced new vendors for purchasing needs.
  • Made 3-5 annual buying trips to preview new items and make purchases.
  • Assisted with staff development by implementing effective, hands-on training programs for new employees, maximizing performance and engagement from day one.
  • Sourced new vendors and suppliers to boost product offerings and increase profit margins at each store location.
  • Obtained information about customer needs and preferences by conferring with sales or purchasing personnel.
  • Analyzed buying trends at each store location to identify appropriate mix of inventory items for top-tier sales.
  • Negotiated prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements with suppliers.
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Kept team on track by assigning and supervising their activities and giving constructive feedback.
Grocery Manager, 12/2012 to Current
Carlie C's IgaRaleigh, NC,
  • Coordinated efficient restocking of grocery merchandise to meet customer needs and promote consistent sales.
  • Drove consistent grocery sales with effective merchandising and promotions implementation.
  • Maintained comprehensive compliance with workplace and food safety standards to protect staff and customers.
  • Introduced grocery store employee incentive program to boost team morale.
  • Lead by example and took responsibility for all actions drive culture of performance excellence.
  • Maximized profit by coordinating efficient team workflows, minimizing waste and controlling shrinkage.
  • Monitored supplier operations to verify quality, delivery schedule and conformance to contract specifications.
  • Analyzed store's inventory and ordered merchandise and products to keep stock level.
  • Distributed daily tasks to appropriate employees and checked to ensure all duties were completed within expected time frames.
  • Assessed, optimized and elevated operations to target current and expected demands.
  • Managed scheduling for 20 employees to optimize productivity.
  • Generated reports detailing project information and predictions.
  • Implemented effective customer service surveys to encourage feedback.
  • Trained, managed and motivated employees to promote professional skill development.
  • Conducted staff evaluations and determined promotions and realignments or reductions in workforce.
  • Capitalized on existing talent while facilitating recruitment and development of new talent.
  • Limited financial discrepancies, reviewing and approving billing invoices and expense reports.
Front End Manager, 12/2012 to Current
Wegmans Food MarketsSouth River, NJ,
  • Optimized personnel coverage, preparing work schedules based on staff availability and forecasted demands.
  • Created and optimized employee schedules to secure proper coverage for all shifts.
  • Reviewed safety, health and sanitation processes throughout all areas and enforced rules to promote security and safety.
  • Evaluated employee job performance and motivated staff to improve productivity.
  • Managed customer complaints and rectified issues to complete satisfaction.
  • Helped employees perform at peak productivity with morale-boosting programs and motivational techniques.
  • Handled payment processing duties and provided customers with receipts and proper bills and change.
  • Collaborated with security staff and law enforcement on shoplifting and vandalism response.
  • Oversaw shelf inventory and customer-focused loss prevention strategies.
  • Put together schedule for floor staff according to skill sets and coverage needs.
  • Created and directed robust training and mentoring strategies.
  • Addressed and welcomed large volume of guests to business per day, improving overall customer service and engagement.
Liquor Buyer, 12/2012 to Current
Fresh Farms International MarketCity, STATE,
  • Preserved excellent levels of internal and external customer service.
  • Attracted, recruited and trained new employees.
  • Worked with vendors to establish strong relationships and maintain proper inventory supplies.
  • Tracked and approved procurement plans and inventory levels.
  • Documented purchasing activities, inventory reports and department records.
  • Negotiated favorable contracts and determined lowest possible cost, factoring in quality and reliability, by analyzing data.
  • Analyzed sales trends to maximize sales potential.
  • Assessed trends and inventory usage to provide maximum product coverage for different time frames.
  • Led sourcing projects to maintain on-time delivery of purchased materials.
  • Assessed changes and determined proper courses of action by collaborating with suppliers.
  • Oversaw purchasing department by supervising staff and training new employees.
  • Performed detailed reviewed of high and low-performing products.
  • Researched competitors and sourced new vendors.
  • Organized inventory for multiple locations and diversified product selections.
  • Recommended optimal suppliers after qualifying vendors and evaluating proposals.
  • Worked closely with managers to plan special buys.
  • Assisted managers in developing promotions to move existing stock.
  • Analyzed buying trends at each store location to identify appropriate mix of inventory items for top-tier sales.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 08/2008 to Athens College - Athens Greece,

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  • Athens College

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  • Grocery Manager
  • Front End Manager
  • Liquor Buyer


  • High School Diploma

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