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Industry: Clerical

Company: Mutual Trading Company

Who we are:
Established in 1926, Mutual Trading Co., Inc. was originally a small co-op organization for centralized purchasing of basic import foods to service the needs of the early Japanese immigrant society in Southern California. We’ve grown nearly 100 years old now, and command a premiere position among Japanese foodservice suppliers, as well as fill a key role as “Culinary Ambassador” promoting Japanese foods worldwide. Currently, we import, manufacture, and distribute over 7,000 Japanese foods, beverages, restaurant equipment and supplies.

  • All paid Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance for employees and their dependents
  • Life Insurance and 401k Plan with company match

Location: Flower Mound, TX

Hours: M-F: 9AM – 6PM;1 hr. lunch; OT may apply

Essential Job Functions
• Manages purchasing of foods, fish, and Non-food items, including sourcing, price negotiations,

transportation logistics, and product development
• Analyzes and forecasts product sales volume and market demands, and creates purchase orders

based on sales volume, demand planning, and inventory level
• Calculates product costs and prices to determine profit margin
• Ensures product quality by sampling and customer feedback, and work with suppliers for quality

• Frequently reviews inventory for discrepancies, large volume outbound orders, slow selling

items, and expired items and works with the warehouse for resolutions
• Develops and executes purchasing strategies to support the organization’s business objectives
• Evaluates and assures the qualities of received items are consistent with purchase orders
• Provides administrative and clerical support to ensure the compliance with FDA and USDA

safety standards (GMP, HACCP, SSOP, Vendor program, Food Defense, Recall Program, etc.).
• Attends Company events and functions outside of normal working hours
• Other duties as required
• Obligation to answer to all upper management as requested

Physical Requirements
• Able to sit and work in an office setting for the majority of the day
• Able to use the computer and type for extended periods
• Able to reach, bend, kneel, and lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
• Working Conditions

o Noise Level: Normal to loud while in the office

Other Requirements
• Business level English required
• Business level Japanese, Chinese, or Korean Required- read/write/speak/listen
• Maintains a positive attitude
• Able to work independently and as a team
• Able to adapt to frequent changes in assignments and workload
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required
• 3+ years of purchasing experience preferred
• 2 + years of longevity within a company preferred

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