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Purchasing Specialist - Demand Planner/Buyer

Purchasing Specialist - Demand Planner/Buyer

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SSAh 2011

Systems Services of America, Inc. provides customized foodservice distribution solutions for popular restaurant chains in the quick service and casual family dining segments as well as the regional restaurant concept market. SSA is part of the Services Group of America (SGA) Family of Companies that specializes in bringing top quality products and services to the entire foodservice industry. That family includes broadline distributor Food Services of America, fresh produce marketer Amerifresh, custom cut meat processor Ameristar Meats and supply chain efficiency and logistics expert GAMPAC.


A Purchasing Specialist will have the full responsibility for managing all vendors/items that are assigned to them. 

The job of a Purchasing Specialist will include but is not limited to the following: 

  • Responsible for maintaining Service level goal minimums on the vendor / items purchased by the Purchasing Specialist.  
  • Responsible for maintaining the required DOH on the vendors / items purchases by the Purchasing Specialist.   
  • Work with Account Management to ensure that Service and EVA expectations are properly aligned with the customer. 
  • Update and maintain the vendors / items assigned to the Purchasing Specialist (in ERP and DPR) to achieve service level and inventory level goals.   
  • Work with GAMPAC to establish and manage business rules around lane activation and support, to optimize the profitability.  
  • Expedite orders and follow up on critical orders to ensure that redelivery expenses are minimized.  
  • Communication of vendor issues to appropriate National Account Specialist/Manager or purchasing contact, for a proactive resolution.


  • High School Diploma required. Associates degree or higher preferred.  
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications: Word, Excel and Outlook.  
  • Previous purchasing experience preferred.  
  • Knowledge of DPR (Evant) or similar buying systems preferred.  
  • Ability to act quickly and decisively in a fast paced, dynamic environment and be a catalyst for working collaboratively in a team oriented environment. 
  • Exceptional quantitative, analytical, planning and organizational skills.  
  • Must have successful work performance, demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, work well with others, and exercise sound judgment and display initiative and innovation on the job.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation and drug test

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled.


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