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eCommerce Assistant Buyer

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



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 Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: General Office- Cincinnati


Jobs at Kroger Logistics: Kroger Logistics is a best-in-class supply chain team that services our more than 2,500 grocery and convenience stores that stretch coast-to-coast across the U.S., including Alaska. We are comprised of more than 30 distribution centers, regional freight centers, transportation and office locations. In Kroger Logistics, we offer career opportunities in Safety, Professional Driving, Warehouse Operations, International Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain and Human Resources. If you are looking for an ever-changing, fast-paced environment focused on supporting our Customer 1St Strategy, we welcome your online application.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and 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:  KY || Florence || 251 East Mt Zion Road || 41042 || Kroger Logistics || None || Logistics/Supply Chain; e-Commerce || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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