Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Transportation and Logistics
Specialty Buyer
Location 08852, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
The Buyer will execute a queue of Purchasing activity which may be oriented by category, market, region, vendor or customer. This critical position aligns, modifies, and performs the procurement process from demand through final disposition and is often the primary representative of Bunzl to suppliers.

Be an integral member of Bunzls ONE TEAM.
Treat all customer issues (internal and external) with Bunzls core values of responsive, reliable, transparent and with humility.
Serve as a results-oriented contributor to the market and region, absorbing key communications and translating them into deliverables to capture competitive advantage on a vendor, item, and category level.
Be a model team member for communicating effectively with peers and finding new solutions across replenishment purchasing, operations, and inventory control.
Deliver the budgeted metrics and objectives of the assigned purchasing queue, ensuring that all actions are in sync with plan defined by local leadership. Metrics may include, but are not limited to:

Buyer productivity volume, value, turns, and overstock.
Adherence to category management guidelines or demand plans that ensure preferred vendor relationships and products are core to every buying decision.
Inventory balance granular to ordering characteristics and aged profile.
Maintain vender relationships including service level and On Time and In Full (OTIF).
Identification and capture of opportunities for one-time PBIT improvements.

Directly and routinely negotiate will all levels of supplier contacts including key challenges in price, availability, lead time, and freight.
Be open to learning, coachable, and willing to volunteer to test new approaches.


Bachelor's degree preferred.
2+ years of purchasing experience preferred.
Basic analytical skills with the ability to use Microsoft Excel to drive decisions and communicate key performance trends.
Understand the basics of negotiations and can pursue a predefined result.
Ability to respond to multiple needs and priorities through open, professional communication .
Familiarity with ERP systems and/or basic ordering principles.
Experience in one of the following: demand planning, purchasing, freight, or warehousing.
Experience with e-mail such as Outlook and other Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint).

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.
Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.
Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.
Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)