Twin Cities Co-op Partners
  • 24-Jan-2018 to 25-Feb-2018 (CST)
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • $14.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Linden Hills Co-Op is looking for a Frozen Buyer to join our team. The Frozen Buyer is primarily responsible for selecting, purchasing and pricing dairy products and to work with grocery department staff in stocking and ordering to meet objectives for sales, margin, inventory turns and customer service.


Job Responsibilities:

  1. Assist customers with questions, in prompt, friendly, courteous manner, referring them to others as necessary.
  2. Offer suggestions for purchases and ways to prepare products.
  3. Help customers place and fill special orders.


  1. Negotiate with designated suppliers for all frozen products for favorable prices, terms, quality and delivery.
  2. Place orders to ensure steady supply of what customers want, and adequate supply for specials.
  3. Evaluate vendors and investigate new sources of supply.  Present to Grocery Manager for approval.
  4. Receive orders and obtain credits following established procedures.
  5. Ensure current, accurate prices are in scanning system.
  6. Participate in setting sales and margin goals for the department with Grocery Manager.
  7. Review financial reports with Grocery Manager and take corrective action as needed.



  1. Help Grocery Manager to set stocking priorities to ensure shelves are fully stocked and rotated for freshness.  Stock as needed.
  2. Set prices to meet margin goals. 
  3. Visit other stores for price comparisons, product and merchandising ideas.  Read trade journals to keep abreast of developments in industry.
  4. Ensure informational signs and price labels/shelf tags are accurate, uniform and up to date.
  5. Plan all dairy department promotions with input from the Grocery Manager.
  6. Provide product information as needed for staff, customers, newsletter.


  1. Ensure that department areas are in clean, orderly condition, meeting health department standards.
  2. Alert Floor Coordinator to potential shoplifters, disorderly customers or other emergencies.
  3. Participate in inventory.
  1. Maintain department equipment in working order.  Monitor cooler temperatures and follow established procedures for handling breakdowns.


  1. Perform other tasks assigned by Grocery Manager.
  2. Attend department and storewide meetings.
  3. Participate in periodic inventory.



  • Well-organized, pays attention to detail.
  • Experience purchasing retail natural foods.
  • Knowledge of trends in natural foods industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments.
  • Communications skills-good listener, clear instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands
  • Willingness to work one weekend day
  • Willingness to work in cold, damp environments
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.


Environmental Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by UFCW 653.

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