Frozen Seafood Buyer
Houston , Texas
December 14, 2017

Company: Louisiana Seafood
Location: US-TX-Houston
Zip Code: 77038
Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Position Type:
Travel Percentage: 0




Responsible for purchasing, procuring product, costing product, maintaining quality and performing inventory control.  This position is also responsible for maintaining and increasing market share by satisfying customer needs and meeting management objectives.


Sales Department

Receiving Department

Operations Manager

Department Managers


High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of degree sufficient to successfully perform essential job functions required

             Bachelor's degree preferred



  1. Three (3) years purchasing experience required.
  2. Three (3) years seafood-related purchasing preferred.
  3. Three (3) years intensive seafood knowledge.
  4. One (1) year experience in a sales related position preferred.
  5. General understanding of distribution and warehousing procedures required.
  6. Proven ability to communicate effectively over the phone, good negotiating and interpersonal skills and ability to handle stress effectively.
  7. General understanding of computers.


  1. Order product and input Purchase Orders accurately into the system.
  2. Negotiate pricing and freight rates.


  1. Set up of new items.
  2. Source other vendors, monitor billing rates and constantly check the product for quality.
  3. Physically review inventory daily, reviewing quality and quantity.
  4. Review market reports daily.
  5. Advise appropriate people of trends or changes in the seafood market.
  6. Ensure a minimal amount of out of stocks.
  7. Daily communication with the sales staff regarding arrivals, delays and new opportunities.
  8. Having protection on shrink with shipper credits.
  9. Identify customer needs and satisfy them profitably.
  10. Follow through with customer requests.
  11. Introduce new items to the sales department.
  12. Suggestively sell product identified as push items.
  13. Monitor customer gross profit levels and adjust as needed.
  14. Ability to negotiate earned income programs with new and existing suppliers.


The Physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.  An individual should contact his or her supervisor or the human resources department if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms, and sit for extended periods and perform repetitive movements in wrists and arms on a frequent basis.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work is typically performed indoors in a climate controlled office environment at a desk or table requiring sitting, standing and stooping; and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.  The employee is occasionally exposed to congested and high traffic areas and moving mechanical parts and vehicles, including but not limited to forklifts, single pallet jacks, electric walk behind jacks, and handcarts.  The employee is periodically exposed to varying climates with temperatures ranging from zero to ninety-five degrees Fahrenheit.


This Job Description is not an employment contract.  The company reserves the right to change the job description and the job duties at any time without notice.  I certify that I understand the job description, I possess the above qualifications, and that I can perform each of the above functions with or without an accommodation.



Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Employment Type: Full Time

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