Associate Buyer

May 13 2020
Category: Wholesale
Job Description

Hawaii Foodservice Alliance is seeking an Associate Buyer to join our team in Honolulu, Hawaii. This is an exciting full-time career opportunity to work in a fast-paced team environment. The Associate Buyer will be responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of products to meet customer order requirements and maintain stock inventory levels within approved guidelines. The successful candidate for this position has a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts.  





  • Processes purchase transactions based on company requirements
  • Examines and analyzes purchase requisitions
  • Reviews purchase orders and corresponds with vendors/suppliers
  • Monitors receipt and confirmation of orders
  • Resolves errors on purchase orders
  • Files purchase orders
  • Assists in cycle counts
  • Reviews reports for OOS (out of stocks) and expedites open orders
  • Monitors price increases and communicates changes as necessary
  • Assists with stock rotations as needed
  • Analyzes data and provides solution to specific problems
  • Exercises judgment generally covered by standards and precedents



  • Detail oriented
  • Possess knowledge of purchasing procedures and practices
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel and MS Word
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic mathematical and statistics skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field



  • Competitive Pay
  • Employer Sponsored Healthcare
  • Matching 401(k) Plan
  • Paid every Friday
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Support for your educational and career goals
  • Work hard, play hard! We offer perks such as gym memberships and employee discounts with partnered providers


In case you were wondering, here’s a little bit about us: We are a locally owned food distribution company providing service from the West Coast to Hawaii. We provide baked goods, fresh milk, eggs and a variety of quality products to the leading clubs, grocers and retailers throughout the Hawaiian island chain. Join us if you like growth and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals!