Category Buyer I - Purchasing Department
Location: 16000 Quality Way, Chino, CA
Job Posting Location - City, State:
Chino, CA
Job Posting Location - Street:
16000 Quality Way
Work Type:

Description & Requirements

Come join our family at In-N-Out Burger!

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time Category Buyer I based in our Chino, CA warehouse*.  The Category Buyer I reports to the Category Manager and assists in purchasing materials, supplies, and services at the most favorable terms for In-N-Out Burger.  Additional responsibilities include qualifying suppliers, evaluating bids, and negotiating prices/terms for purchased goods and services (for a specified procurement category).  

*This position is full-time, in-office only. 

 General Responsibilities
  • Maintain a lead role in assigned buying category as a subject matter expert
  • Monitor supplier quality and maintain a current database of supplier information 
  • Identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and develop solutions according to company standards 
  • Responsible for the purchasing and supplier assurance activities 
  • Ideate and execute the contract award justification for new and existing direct spend items, with support from management 
  • Collaborate with the Food Safety Quality Assurance team to clearly define and maintain product specifications 
  • Maintain supplier chain of custody documentation 
  • Create and maintain supplier purchase requisitions 

Work Schedule + Benefits

  • Full-time position, Exempt
  • Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
  • Occasional travel for vendor visits, which may include nights & weekends (1-3 times/month) 
  • Excellent Benefits, to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, FSA’s, 401(k)/Profit Sharing Plan, Adoption Assistance, Education Reimbursement, Supplemental Health Plans and Pet Insurance
  • Pay Range is $65,000 - $76,500 
    The above represents the expected pay range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your experience and other job-related factors.

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED is required
  • Some college/Associate's degree preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field such as Supply Chain Management or Inventory Control is strongly preferred 
  • A minimum of  2 years' experience in an internal purchasing environment is required
  • Basic knowledge of Oracle Fusion SCM modules and HighJump/Körber WMS platform is preferred 
  • Proficient in MS Office, with intermediate skills in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel     
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills 
  • Proven history of providing outstanding customer service while proactively troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Ability to work autonomously/independently, yet be an integral part of an overall team environment
  • Desire to learn constantly, and willingness to try new approaches to administration
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment, while exhibiting a positive and professional attitude 
  • Willingness to travel as needed 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality while exercising discretion and good judgment  
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 
  • For Store associates: 
    • Minimum one (1) year tenure with In-N-Out Burger
    • Minimum Level 3, plus a minimum 1 year experience in an internal purchasing environment is required
    • No Final Warnings in the last six (6) months and must be in good standing with Management

ABOUT In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park, California, and remains privately owned and operated. Under the direction of the Snyder family, the company has opened restaurants throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oregon, and Colorado. In-N-Out Burger’s menu has remained the same since 1948, and we have maintained a simple philosophy – serve only the highest quality product, prepare it in a clean and sparkling environment, and serve it in a warm and friendly manner. We have built a reputation for fresh, made-to-order foods prepared and served by friendly, well trained Associates.

In-N-Out Burger offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer by choice. Should there be a need, In-N-Out Burger will provide a reasonable accommodation to complete the interview process upon request.