• Purchasing Analyst

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Summary



    Energy. Speed. Barbecue.


    At Dickey's, we are passionate about the art of great barbecue! In our home office and field operations roles, we set the bar high and always strive to over-achieve. We only hire hard working, passionate individuals, who inspire others, and embody our Core Values. We are always looking for dynamic and motivated people to join our team. “Can You Make The Cut?”


    The Original Dickey’s Barbecue opened in Dallas in 1941. Over 75 years and over 560 stores later, we are the largest and fastest-growing barbecue chain in the world. We have enjoyed our steady growth and pride in our family serving other families. We hope we can find a place for you in our growing family!

    Position Summary

    Job Summary: This position primarily supports the Vice President of Purchasing on all aspects of smoothly running the Purchasing and Distribution Department.



    1. Source products consistent with the Dickey’s brand and offer product quality improvements and cost savings.
    2. Submit and track RFP/RFQ (Request for Proposal/ Request for Quote) prior to contract renewal to ensure Dickey’s is always taking advantage of market conditions and partnering with vendors that fit our needs.
    3. Work with Research and Development to source products for Limited Time Offers and work with distributor to plan delivery of Limited Time Order items to stores in advance of the promotion.
    4. Maintain vendor contract files so that they are organized and 100% in compliance for auditor purposes. Make sure each file contains: Dickey’s Non-Disclosure Agreement, current pricing agreement, vendor insurance certificates, and labels/ingredient statements.
    5. Update and maintain highly confidential item cost and incentive spreadsheet, and keep up with the timeline of upcoming contract renewals.
    6. Run reports through Distributor portal to identify proprietary items and ensure POs are on track to ensure all items are at the optimum levels to maintain 100% fulfillment at store level.
    7. On a monthly basis, review contracted pricing information and verify pricing is correct in order with current contracts.
    8. Maintain the accuracy of the Approved Product List for new store openings.
    9. Utilizing Distributor portal, analyze sales trend information at the item level to guide new store opening orders quantities.
    10. Make sure distributor portal is updated for new stores, new items, and manage order guides to ensure no additions are made without approval.
    11. Work with distribution partner on item phase-outs and exit strategy to ensure all existing inventory is depleted uniformly and create launch program for all new or changing items.
    12. Communicate issue resolution with Operations and Communications Department personnel.
    13. Communicate New Store Opening list to Major Vendors and update on weekly basis.
    14. Assist with Annual Holiday promotion inventory planning to ensure all distribution centers are stocked in advance of promotion and that all product is depleted in accordance with Holiday Commitments from Owner/Operators.


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