Seafood Buyer, Specialty


Job ID: 103797BR

Type: Procurement

Salary: Salary plus bonus

Primary Location: Orlando, Florida

Date Posted: 07/10/2024

Job Details:

Company Description

PFG Specialty is a family of premium protein-focused companies, dedicated to delivering the highest-quality products and service to the most discerning restaurants. Operating independently in New England and Florida, the Specialty companies offer the expertise of local craftspeople, backed by decades of experience in the foodservice industry.

T.F. Kinnealey & Co, Inc. is New England's Premier Meat Company. Since 1939 we have been providing unsurpassed value to New England's finest restaurants, hotels, country clubs and more. We proudly continue to focus on the core values that have been a part of our organization since the start: quality, consistency and value. Our heritage now continues as a PFG Specialty Company.

Founded in 1976, Larry Kline Wholesale Meats & Provisions provides high quality products and the best service in the industry to the finest restaurants, hotels, and country clubs throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Now, as a PFG Specialty Company, we continue the tradition of outstanding service and quality products at competitive prices.

Located in Orlando, Bar Harbor Seafood has grown to become one of Central Florida's premiere seafood distributors. We carry over a hundred fresh & live species of seafood and 300 varieties of frozen and specialty products. Now, as a PFG Specialty Company, we continue to provide our customers with quality seafood and passionate service.

Job Description

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
Position Summary:

Responsible for negotiating the purchase of quality fresh seafood products at competitive prices and maintaining adequate inventories to meet customer demand. Functions as a team member within the department and cross-functions, as required, and performs any duty assigned to best serve the company.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Attain targeted profit margins as determined by the company's business goals. Maintain product costing and pricing and ensure accurate purchase orders.
  • Effectively implement buying/purchasing strategies such that product is purchased in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
  • Manage seafood inventory levels to the designated goal level.
  • Effectively manage the disposition of obsolete protein inventory.
  • Consult with vendors regarding current orders and new seafood products. Initiate orders, schedule deliveries and process related paperwork and documentation. Provide product and pricing information to sales staff. Investigate protein product quality complaints.
  • Complete special projects, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent Experience

Minimum 2 years seafood or commodity buying experience

Preferred Qualifications

Associates/2-year technical: Procurement, business management or related area

2-4 years Purchasing experience within foodservice industry buying seafood

Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)

EEO 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.