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United Natural Foods Replenishment Buyer II in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Replenishment Buyer II

United States of America, Minnesota, Eden Prairie

5 additional locations

United States of America, Colorado, AuroraUnited States of America, New Hampshire, ChesterfieldUnited States of America, California, RocklinUnited States of America, Rhode Island, ProvidenceUnited States of America, Virginia, Mechanicsville


Post Date Jul 21, 2021

Requisition # 133860

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Responsible for order placement and inventory level functions on higher profile suppliers with multi-category focus. This includes the creation of daily purchase orders and weekly warehouse transfers. Manages the day-to-day activities of inventory replenishment by utilizing an exception-based replenishment system with capability to recognize negative trends. Responsible to create, analyze reports and sales trends to make effective procurement decisions. Manages targeted in stock position for all assigned suppliers and/or categories to provide efficient service to internal and external customers.


  • Ensures compliance with companys procurement process by approving, reviewing and processing purchase orders for internal and external customers.

  • Accountable for targeted fill rates/order placement/inventory levels.

  • Reviews and analyzes daily/weekly reports to check service levels and inventory turns, adjusts as needed.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, experience in taking initiative and making appropriate decisions.

  • Manages appropriate inventory levels within set targets as product arrives as scheduled allowing for appropriate lead time.

  • Pass I/O training with a high level of comprehension.

  • Monitors product data to ensure category goals are met for fill rate, in-stock and order placement.

  • Assists in mentoring and training members of buying team.

  • Meets deadlines and completes special projects as assigned.

  • Organize and prioritize purchase orders, maintain inventories, monitor usage inconsistencies, price changes, pack changes and vendor back orders.

  • Advanced in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe reader and the ability to learn proprietary host systems.


    Education/ Certifications: (Required & Preferred)

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred


  • One (1) or more years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

  • Skills/ Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that aid in the ability to work within diverse environments

  • Elevated ability to analyze and solve problems

  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions with minimal support

  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Ability to recognize and articulate future trends

  • High ability to make decisions under pressure

  • Ability to present action plan to resolve customer complaints and concerns

  • Ability to complete moderately complex administrative paperwork

  • Flexible, resilient and forward looking working in grey areas that are constantly changing

  • Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional team

  • Advanced in Microsoft Office with strong Excel, Word skills, and Outlook


  • Some travel may be required

  • Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment

  • Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  • Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday

  • Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job duties

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.

Additional Information

  • Additional Locations: United States of America, Colorado, Aurora; United States of America, New Hampshire, Chesterfield; United States of America, California, Rocklin; United States of America, Rhode Island, Providence; United States of America, Virginia, Mechanicsville

  • Schedule: Full-time