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This is specialized work in the acquisition of food, supplies, and equipment; volume procurement; storage and distribution of food, equipment, and dining hall supplies from a central warehouse.

Work involves detailed duties in purchasing meat, produce, staples, supplies, and equipment. Work is performed under general supervision and requires the use of independent judgement and initiative in the preparation and review of requisitions; the receipt of bids or quotations; the checking of bills, invoices, and goods against specifications; and coordination of quality testing of food products. The employee performs duties within defined University purchasing policy and Food Services policy.


Receives, examines, and processes requisitions; prepares precise bid specifications and analyzes bids related to the purchase of supplies, meat, fresh produce, and equipment; locates sources of supply and places orders.

Compares cost and evaluates the quality and suitability of food products.

Interviews and corresponds with vendors; keeps informed of new food products, market conditions, trends, and their availability.

Confers with managers of all dining halls to determine purchasing needs and specifications; advises managers regarding frozen food bids.

Maintains records of purchase price information on both open market and contract purchases and revises these as conditions change; obtains quotations on open market purchases.

Communicates with the administrative staff, Procurement, and vendors regarding special event and emergency orders for food and supplies.

Oversees the storage and distribution of food and supplies from central warehouse.

Supervises clerical staff involved in posting, accounting, typing, and receptionist activities.


Graduation from an accredited college or university in home economics, business administration, or related degree. Responsible experience in volume purchasing of a variety of specialized food service items; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of food purchasing methods and procedures and of the techniques of receiving and evaluating bids.

Considerable knowledge of a variety of foodstuffs, supplies, and materials, the best sources, and appropriate prices for the procurement of such goods.

Considerable knowledge of methods of grading and analyzing food products.

Background knowledge of the application of warehouse and inventory methods in the keeping of procurement records.

Ability to establish and maintain procedural and staffing needs with University officials and vendors for the central warehouse.



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