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Food and Beverage Buying Assistant - East Rutherford, NJ

Company: Hudson Group
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Located in East Rutherford, NJGrow With Us!Hudson is North America's leading travel retailer. For over 30 years, Hudson has met the needs and wants of travelers in more than 1,000 duty-free, duty-paid, and food & beverage stores. We could not serve our customers, landlords, and partners in airports, commuter terminals, hotels, and casinos without the continued support of our greatest assets: our team members. We are dedicated to hiring and training exceptional team members, who are committed to serving the customer as the Traveler's Best Friend. We strive to ensure we're fulfilling our team members' career potentials through training, skills-development, and career pathways - as our team members grow and succeed both personally and professionally, so does Hudson.This Assistant Buyer of Food & Beverage position is for you, if you would enjoy:

  • Procuring, distributing, selecting, and specifying convenience Grab-n-Go foods & refrigerated snacks programs
  • Implementing national Grab-n-Go programs as directed
  • Representing Hudson to the various governing airport agencies
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with vendors and distributors serving Hudson airport and transportation locations across North AmericaAssistant Buyer of Food & Beverage Key Accountabilities:
    • Develop Operations Field Training Program
    • Procurement of convenience foods and refrigerated snacks (sandwiches, salads, fruit cups, yogurts etc.)
    • Plan and execute sale strategies
    • Create sales Plan-o-Grams
    • Create proprietary products and develop specifications for a branded line of convenience Grab-n-Go foods
    • Organize and manage the Grab-N-Go program (convenience foods and refrigerated snacks)
    • Manage the buyer approvals process
    • Partner closely with the Master Data team to address vendor issues and price changes
    • Train operational executive of Grab-N-Go Program
    • Ensure the Grab-N-Go product lines contributes to the profitability of the company
    • Private label specking
    • Analyze sales data and trends to maximize sales and profits
    • Travel 25-30%Assistant Buyer of Food & Beverage Required Qualifications:
      • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
      • Effective verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability to multi-task
      • Customer focused
      • Driven and self-motivated
      • Detail-oriented and organized
      • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel in particular
      • 3-5 years' experience in planning, merchandising, and purchasing, preferably in grab to go food/convenience operations
      • Distribution and product development experienceAssistant Buyer of Food & Beverage Preferred Qualifications:
        • SAP experience
        • Multi-unit operations experience
        • Purchasing experience as a buyer in convenience store foods and refrigerated snack area
          • For immediate consideration, please include your resume.Some of our company-offered benefits for you and your family include:
            • Health & Well Being: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
            • Paid Time Off
            • Various Personal and Parental Leave Programs
            • Universal Life Insurance
            • Retirement Programs & Matching Employee Contributions: 401K & RRSP
            • 20% off Hudson Employee Discount
            • Employee Recognition & Anniversary Programs
            • Training, Development, and Growth Opportunities
            • Tuition Assistance & Scholarship ProgramsFor additional information on our benefits, please visit: https://www.hudsongroup.com/careers/our-perks.Depending on the location of the position, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States or Canada for any employer.Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all qualified individuals. All employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military leave or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace in which we value diversity and unique experiences, backgrounds and identities.All offers are contingent upon successful completion and passing of background checks and/or employment verification results.Note to staffing agencies: Please do not contact Hudson (including the recruitment team or any hiring managers) regarding this position with candidates. If assistance is needed in filling any position for Hudson, a member of our recruiting team will reach out directly. #AF123

Keywords: Hudson Group, Newark , Food and Beverage Buying Assistant - East Rutherford, NJ, Hospitality & Tourism , Newark, New Jersey

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