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Purchasing Assistant (16321-935)

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United Natural Foods, Inc. Providence , RI 02940

Posted 2 months ago


Provides administrative support to the Buyers. Assists with the organization and execution of company projects and functions. Handles details of a confidential nature. Keeps Buyers well informed of activities and provides assistance to Purchasing staff.



  • Responsible for the effective and accurate performance of assigned clerical and purchasing functions.

  • Executes against reports such as the daily lost sales reports and open purchase order reports and compiles information to share with the buyers, operations and vendors as necessary.

  • Actively resolve issues or concerns that pertain to work related and assigned tasks. Facilitates a "problem-solver" approachidentifies the problem, offers solutions and executes/delivers results.

  • Stays educated on development, changes and trends related to industry.

  • Follows up with suppliers regarding status checks on purchase orders.

  • Creates and adjusts purchase orders as needed.

  • Prepares a variety of documents, reports and records including Returns to Vendors and Package Changes.

  • Assists and supports department personnel as needed. Resolves requests, questions and problems promptly.

  • Obtains and conveys information such as inventory checks as needed.

  • Completes miscellaneous purchasing duties and clerical duties as assigned.

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective, professional business relations with suppliers. Obtains and conveys information courteously and promptly. Maintains and projects the Company's professional reputation. Promotes goodwill and conveys a positive image of the company.

  • Interacts with internal customersprovides data and communicates regularly between the IPAR team and Operations, Inbound Logistics, Pricing, Accounts Payable, Marketing, SRM and RCM.

  • Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant problems or concerns.

  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.

  • Completes special projects as assigned.

Required Skills



  • High school graduate or equivalent related experience

  • Associate degree desirable


  • 1-2 years of professional business experience in purchasing, category management, sales or related fields

  • System Implementation preferred


  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications

  • Knowledge of purchasing and inventory policies and procedures

  • Understanding of document formats, spreadsheets and business communication


  • Ability to work will independently, prioritize and complete tasks in a high pressure environment

  • Ability to be discreet and handle highly confidential information

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Solid analytical, creative and problem solving ability

  • Well organized and attentive to detail

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Purchasing Assistant (16321-935)

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United Natural Foods, Inc.