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United States of America
Administrative and Support

Trident Seafoods was founded over 40 years ago and we are proud to have grown to be the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. We are a family-owned company with over 9,000 employees worldwide. Trident Seafoods is based out of Seattle, but has processing plants across the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. The real heartbeat of Trident Seafoods, however, is its access to the natural resources in the remote coastal communities of Alaska. We have a unique heritage, talented employees and a company culture founded on the “can do” spirit. Trident believes that our employees are the most foremost reason for our success, allowing us to be the leader in the Seafood industry.





The Buyer - Repair & Returns Specialist supports the sourcing team by performing the following responsibilities below. In addition, this position aids the Purchasing Manager in support of incoming and outgoing freight from suppliers and internal operations. In addition, this role compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for repair and return of materials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Verifies specifications of purchase requests
  • Contacts suppliers to obtain pricing and specifications
  • Enters purchase orders for repairs and new materials
  • Computes total cost of items purchased
  • Works closely with Shipping & Receiving team and Accounts Payable team to ensure accuracy of invoicing
  • Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates and awards purchase orders to bidders or places orders with suppliers
  • Follows up on supplier quality and service issues
  • Receives parts and equipment from plants, vessels and suppliers
  • Sends parts out to be evaluated for repair by suppliers
  • Communicates with end-user and management regarding cost and return estimate
  • Replaces parts with new, if not cost effective
  • Arranges and tracks shipments back to end-user
  • Communicates with Purchasing Manager and Plant & Vessel Managers as required
  • Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries and inventories
  • Coordinates with buyers and vendors to return materials, due to over-shipment, damaged goods, and/or incorrect parts
  • Collects all paperwork needed, and advises S&R on method of return
  • Ensures that credit is issued by vendor for returned item(s)
  • Manages the priority and logistics for all goods requested and procured

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Performs other similar or related duties as assigned
  • Acquires knowledge of Trident’s Environmental and Safety Policies by completing required training programs and performing designated work activities in accordance with training and procedures/work instructions
  • Notifies designated personnel of any environmental or safety incidents or risks not previously documented, in accordance with Environmental Awareness and/or safety trainings

Minimum Requirements



Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two years' related experience; a combination of education and experience


  • Highly detail-orientated and organized
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. 
  • Previous purchasing experience desired in direct supplier contact, acquiring supplier quotations, confirming and issuing purchase orders, supplying shipping instructions for purchase orders and reviewing and troubleshooting supplier orders and invoices.


Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age and genetic information.

Trident Seafoods has adopted a zero-tolerance and drug-free workplace policy. Pre-employment drug examinations are required for all employees.

Any employment offer from Trident Seafoods is contingent upon the candidate maintaining valid immigration status and work authorization throughout employment, without any need for immigration sponsorship by the company.