Buyer - Category Management (Production Facilities) #680

Date: Jul 23, 2022

Location: La Crosse, WI, US, 54603

Company: Kwik Trip Inc

Location: Department #680  1626 Oak Street  La Crosse , WI  54603  
Requisition: 148179  
Pay Grade: Non-Exempt Salary Structure 
Shift: Daytime
Education Experience: High School Diploma/GED
Employment Experience: Less than 1 year


Buyer, La Crosse, WI: Kwik Trip, Inc. is currently looking for a skilled Buyer who will develop and execute category plans for their assigned categories that deliver maximum results for our stores, operations, and the company. The buyer’s role will be to manage and procure articles.  They will do this by supporting the Category Managers and working with supplier partners to ensure Kwik Trip’s article integrity is maintained.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure adequate inventory levels
  • Calculate and forecast quantities according to inventory needs
  • Assist in the search for vendors who make like items we need or are short of
  • Develop and maintain good vendor relationships
  • Manage costs, forward buys, and purchase order confirmations
  • Govern article and purchase order maintenance
  • Analyze sales trends, forecasting and promotional activity to maximize profitability and savings
  • Process damaged, spoiled, and recall issues


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Understanding of supply chain and demand planning.
  • Knowledge of retail stores and the working of them.
  • General Knowledge of foodservice manufacturers and food service items.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong typing skills.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with suppliers, customer service representatives, and other contacts via phone and email.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Supply chain and foodservice experience.
  • Experience working with food manufacturers.
  • Knowledge of SAP and AS400.


Work Schedule:  Typically Monday through Friday, daytime hours, average of 40 hours per week. Hourly position.


Deadline to apply for this opportunity is 8/19/22

Pay Grade: Non-Exempt Salary Structure 
Function: Business Development; Sales; Supply Chain
Referral Bonus Program Reward Amount (if eligible): $100.00

Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Demand Planner, Food Service, Merchandising, Category Manager, Operations, Hospitality, Retail