NBC Universal Associate Buyer, Food Services (Revenue Operations) in Orlando, Florida

Associate Buyer, Food Services (Revenue Operations)

Job ID: 508353

Clerical/Administrative Support


JOB SUMMARY: May purchase inventoried and non-inventory food products/ingredients as directed by Senior Manager. May reviews prepare routine bid specifications, issue bid requests, review quotations, and interpret purchasing procedures to departments and vendors, acting as a liaison between user departments, vendors, and accounts payable. Resolves technical and pricing issues and ensures predetermined schedules are met. Develops and maintains necessary records and files for efficient operation


  • May solicit price bids and proposals from pre-approved suppliers; conducts evaluation of all bids, and recommend suppliers for award; coordinates with Sr. Buyer to negotiate final prices; may place orders, and arranges deliveries per a predetermined vendor specific delivery schedule

  • Verifies Eatec variance report and resolves all discrepancies and duplicate postings to ensure proper payment prior to ERS payments; Logs and approves freight charges as per department policy

  • Resolves pricing discrepancies on purchase orders that differ from PO specifications confirmed by suppliers; researches and resolves receiving and invoicing issues where applicable

  • Maintains metrics, report card and other databases for the Purchasing Department; assists in the creation of Revenue Operations annual supplier business reviews

  • Maintains and updates supplier database and completes necessary paperwork and reports; manages pricing update process in Eatec; coordinates new vendor setups and existing vendor changes through VeRA and Support Central

  • Supports key company initiatives/projects as assigned.

  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities (KSAs) required.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Consistent attendance is a job requirement.

EDUCATION: Please indicate ‘NR’ for Not Required, ‘R’ for Required and ‘P’ for Preferred on the lines below.)

High school degree or GED:R

Technical school:NR

Associate’s degree:Required (Business, Finance, or Supply Chain/Logistics)

Bachelor’s degree:Preferred (Business, Finance, or Supply Chain/Logistics)

Master’s degree in:NR



  • 1-3 years general commodity buying experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience, Food buying experience preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Communication Skills – Ability to read, interpret and analyze general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; Ability to effectively present information in various settings; one-on-one, small groups; customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Parks & Resorts via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Parks & Resorts HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Parks & Resorts. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Parks & Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means.


Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios\All rights reserved. EOE