• Meat Merchandiser/Buyer, MDI Level 12

    Job Locations US-NC-Hickory
    Posted Date 8 months ago(11/26/2018 10:31 AM)
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  • Overview

    Level 12


    To conduct buying of both processed and fresh meats as assigned, with special emphasis on proper inventory levels and competitive

    pricing, in order for retail customers to compete and to achieve gross profit levels necessary for MDI's continued growth and success.




    Responsible for purchasing both processed and fresh meats as assigned on a timely basis to ensure freshness and

    inventory control.

    2.Responsible for customers' orders on a daily basis to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.      

    Must have an understanding of the sales side and be able to communicate to manufacturers, vendors and customers

    to increase independent store sales.


    Maintains the proper inventory levels while controlling turns at the proper level. Purchases ad merchandise as needed

    to fill ad orders.

    5.Uses analytical skills to acquire aggressive pricing, based on market conditions, to better serve our retail customers.  
    6.Responsible for service level to meet budget objectives and achieves budgeted gross profits with proper management.  
    7.Knowledgeble of retail operations, plan-o-gram developmnet and profitable merchandising.      

    Must be innovative in the way MDI goes to market, builds sales & achieves profitability. Must be very computer





    The incumbent should possess the knowledge and skills generally associated with a bachelor's degree in Business or equivalent, plus 3 - 5
    years progressive experience as a successful meat department manager, meat merchandiser/specialist, and meat department operations and buying.
    Should possess industry knowledge of all species of meat. Should possess full understanding of computerized buying system, and Microsoft
    Office applications. Should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills on the phone and in individual/group settings.  


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