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eCommerce Assistant Buyer

Company Name:Kroger Logistics
Position Type:Employee
FLSA Status:Exempt
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Position Summary:

Oversee enterprise level inventory management functions within the digital space. These functions include, but are not limited to, re-buying assortment, timely replenishment to the fulfillment centers to maximize customer satisfaction and company profits and achieve in stock goals on every day and promotional SKUs. As part of the organization, the buyer is responsible for achieving or surpassing planned category performance and productivity standards such as sales, inventory, and turn. This is accomplished by managing and replenishing assortments, successfully launching new initiatives and maintaining positive vendor relationships. Track, monitor, expedite, and maintain purchase orders. Research fill rates, lost sales, and back orders. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create, manage, and track Purchase Orders and inventory levels for all Enterprise Digital Fulfillment Centers
  • Communicate between consumer package goods (CPG), inventory planners, and assortment managers regarding all purchase order statuses (confirmation, shipping, and late issues)
  • Resolve all warehouse receiving issues over / short items
  • Collaborate with CPG’s regarding over items to understand inventory implications if accept overage; negotiate potential cost savings to keep additional inventory
  • Collaborate with vendors regarding short items to understand out of stock issues and timing; work with Sourcing team on other vendor options
  • Run weekly volatility reports to understand variance in prior forecast and analyze future forecast demand and adjust system to purchase to the current needs
  • Coordinate return to vendor (RTV) / recall process between CPG’s, fulfillment centers, AP, and Legal
  • Respond to all AP / vendor issues regarding credit issues and PO payments causing shipping delays
  • Review daily Service Level reports for subpar vendor performance and understand potential opportunities surrounding vendor; communicate findings with Inventory Planners and Assortment Managers
  • Collaborate with Inventory Planners to determine upcoming promotional forecast and demand lift based on prior historical performance
  • Travel to local campuses, such as the Landings, and to attend company meetings
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years’ retail store managerial experience or a combination of relevant education and experience
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to identify metrics/key performance measures and use data to drive decisions that enhance the customer experience
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and extreme attention-to-detail

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to distill, synthesize and draw conclusions on large amounts of data
  • Supply chain or allocation experience preferred

Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): Day
Regions: General Office- Cincinnati


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Keywords: eCommerce, Buyer, Replenishment


Jobs at King Soopers:    The final rate of pay is determined at store level based on prior equivalent work experience. 

To support and reward our hardworking and friendly associates, we offer much more than just a paycheck. We strive to feed your future by offering the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. Our associates receive a full plate of benefits that promote their physical, emotional and financial well-being, including access to competitive health care and retirement benefits, paid time off, mental health resources, associate discounts and opportunities to learn, grow and advance. Our associates also get to help us make a difference in our communities through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plans. Visit the to learn more about our work in the communities we serve and how our associates help us be a good neighbor.

Below is a list of some of the benefits we offer our associates.

Health & Well-being Benefits:

  • Health care benefits
  • Paid time off such as vacation, sick leave, and parental leave
  • Mental and emotional support resources through our Employee Assistance Program

Financial Benefits:

  • Participation in a 401(k) plan and/or participation in a Taft-Hartley pension fund, subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Group term life insurance eligible, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Potentially bonus eligible depending on varying criteria by location
  • Associate discounts

Growth and Development Benefits:

  • Tuition assistance, college scholarships and educational leave of absence, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Robust internal training and development resources to grow your career

We want the best for associates and our customers, and together, we strive to create a welcoming and engaging environment where you’ll love to work. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OH || Blue Ash || 11300 Cornell Park Drive || 45242 || Kroger Logistics || None || Logistics/Supply Chain; Inventory & Replenishment || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Retail Sales, Equity, Purchasing, Counseling, Retail, Finance, Healthcare

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