• 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.



    • Source products consistent with the Dickey’s brand that offer product quality and cost savings.
    • Submit and track RFPs (Request for Proposal) prior to contract renewal to ensure Dickey’s is always taking advantage of market conditions and partnering with vendors that fit our needs.
    • Source products for limited time offers and work with distributors to plan delivery of products to stores in advance of promotion roll-outs.
    • Maintain vendor contract files so that they are organized and in compliance for auditor purposes.
    • Run reports through distributor portal to ensure proprietary products are at the optimum inventory levels to maintain 100% fulfillment to stores.
    • Review distributor pricing information and verify pricing is correct in accordance with current contracts. 
    • Analyze sales trends and build forecasts for new store opening orders. 
    • Make sure distributor portal is updated for new stores, new items, and manage order guides to ensure no additions are made without approval.
    • Work with distribution partner on item phase-outs and exit strategy to ensure all existing inventory is depleted uniformly.
    • Assist with annual holiday promotion inventory planning to ensure all distribution centers have sufficient inventory and that all product is requisitioned in accordance with owner commitments.



    • Extensive knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint, utilizing lookups and pivot tables to sort and filter data
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training,
    • and experience.


    Core Competencies:

    • Problem solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem situations, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
    • Project management – develops project plans and project timelines, coordinates projects, communicates changes and progress, completes projects on time, manages employee development activity
    • Customer service – manages difficult or emotional situations, responds promptly to customer needs, solicits feedback to improve service and company vision
    • Interpersonal skills – solves conflict, maintains confidentiality, listens and remains open to other’s ideas and tries new things
    • Oral communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations, listens and get clarification
    • Visual communication – creates clear, consolidated reports and presentations from large files of data
    • Team work – gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit and environment, able to build morale and group commitments to accomplish goals and objectives, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed
    • Leadership – exhibits self confidence in self and others, inspires and motivates others to perform well, effects the positive influences, actions and opinions of others, accepts feedback from others, gives appropriate recognition to others
    • Motivation – sets and achieves challenging goals, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles
    • Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, plans for additional resources, sets goals and objectives, develops realistic action plans


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