Little Italy Location
Working at the Italian Centre Shop is like being part of our family. We value, reward and promote team members who are passionate about food, family, community and committed to doing a great job. We are currently looking for a Full Time Assistant Buyer at our Little Italy (10878 95 Street) location.
- Schedule for the position will be Monday - Friday from 8 am until 5 pm, with a one-hour unpaid lunch. The position will have the potential of extended evening hours and/or weekends as well.
What You'll Be Doing:
- Effectively and efficiently work to procure product for our stores.
- Research retail trends and customer needs to find possible new product offerings
- Work with our suppliers to negotiate product purchase prices
- Consider the company's profitability when placing orders
- Maintain uninterrupted product supply utilizing good inventory control and ordering practices
- Focus on Buying and Procurement needs of Internal and External customers
- Be a positive representation of ICS and our values within the company and outside of the company
- Ensure adherence to budget with strong focus on good financial and business decisions
- Position will be in an office environment
- Can involve manual and repetitive tasks
What We are Looking For:
- Extensive knowledge of products we sell, or the aptitude to learn in a timely manner
- Strong communication, negotiation and persuasion skills
- Analytical and mathematical capabilities to compare prices and quantities and consider vendor contract terms
- Ability to evaluate market conditions and various suppliers
- Detail orientated
- Willingness to make quick and thoughtful decisions on behalf of the company
- Effective relationship building skills
- Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, supply chain management, or a related field; or a combination of education and experience
- 2+ years of experience in a retail purchasing role
- Project management skills would be considered an asset
If this position interests you, We Would Love to Hear from You!
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