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Food Service Buyer

Darien, IL

Order: 143074
Direct Hire

Do you have Buyer experience in the Foodservice industry? Are you a motivated Food Service Buyer professional looking to join a fun and energetic company in expanding its customer base?  Do you have a strong track record of proven success in developing new vendor accounts and building solid, long lasting vendor relationships? 


We have a Direct Hire opportunity in Darien, IL at a National Independent Foodservice Distributor to assist in growing and maintaining product lines and establishing new vendors.


Annual compensation of $45-$55K with an annual bonus opportunity. The hours are 7am-3:30pm Monday-Thursday and 7am-2pm on Fridays. They offer great benefits, 401K match, vision, dental, PTO



Specific Responsibilities:

  • Placing Purchase orders and following them from order to delivery.

  • Handling any and all customer concerns involving product quality to product inquiries

  • Maintaining inventory stability based on menus and customer usage through an ordering process determined by our software.

  • Identifying and opening new vendors via cold calling and effective follow-up.

  • Identifying key decision makers at each vendor and tailoring your style to effectively influence these decision makers and build rapport.

  • Managing new and potential vendors through constant, personal connections and developing these into profitable relationships

  • Work seamlessly with all company departments (Sales, Customer Service, Logistics, IT, Finance)

  • Taking personal ownership of accounts and objectives, while always maintaining and abiding by the high standards set out by the company.



Job requirements:

  • Strong communicator, including proficiency in phone and presentation skills.

  • Tenacious and passionate buyer eager to drive costs down

  • Quick learner, with a solid understanding of Frozen and Dry Foodservice Distribution

  • Mastery of basic Computer skills (Office 360, including Excel and Outlook), with the ability to pick up technology quickly

  • Self-Motivated and a self-starter.

  • Hungry to grow!

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales or Marketing preferred.

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in Foodservice preferred.

  • A strong Foodservice background (preferably with exposure to both sales and procurement experience), with specific proficiency working with Institutional Foodservice operators a huge plus (Schools, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Correctional Centers, etc.)


Please submit resume to Char at cstukel@bannerpersonnel.com or call 630.505.8881