Job Description


LFS, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trident Seafoods.  LFS has locations in Bellingham, Seattle and Poulsbo, WA and Anchorage, Cordova, Dutch Harbor, Homer, Kenai, Sitka, Naknek and Dillingham, AK.

This job is based at our Bellingham WA Corporate office. 

Job Summary: Assists in the maintenance of supplies and inventory by performing the following duties:


Essential Functions

  1. Reviews inventory records to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity.
  2. Consults catalogs, website, factory reps and suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.
  3. Monitors risk of current suppliers and develops alternate supplies.
  4. Works closely with warehousing and receiving to ensure accurate invoicing.
  5. Compares prices, specifications, delivery dates and places orders with suppliers.
  6. Suggest slow moving items for sales and or closeouts.
  7. Work closely with distribution to insure smooth flow of product through system.
  8. Develops and manages vendor relationships.
  9. Monitor inventory levels by location and maintain purchasing/inventory levels to meet seasonal expectations.
  10. Maintain constant awareness of market trends, pricing, and communicates regularly with all division managers.
  11. Perform short and long term planning of purchases for all related divisions.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.

Organizational Core Competencies:

Customer Focus:  Builds customer confidence by ensuring expectations and commitments are met.    Establishes and maintains effective and positive relationship with internal and external customers.   Acts with customers in mind and values the importance of providing high-quality customer service.

Integrity & Trust: Sets an example by consistently modeling high standards of honesty and integrity.  Is widely trusted and is seen as a direct, truthful individual who presents information in an appropriate and helpful manner.  Maintains a reputation for honesty, confidentiality, reliability and fairness.  Is willing to admit mistakes and doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Getting Results ("Can Do" Spirit):  Performs work with energy and drive; values planning, but will take quick, decisive action when an opportunity presents itself.

Creativity & Innovation:   Injects originality into daily work and generates many new and unique ideas.  Thinks "outside the box" and is seen as original and value-added in brainstorming ideas.  Creates competitive and breakthrough solutions.

Collaboration:  Collaborates positively to achieve team and company objectives.  Works effectively within a diverse environment and builds strong relationships that helps and supports fellow employees in contributing to the overall success of the company.




Minimum Qualifications:


College degree (BA) and/or 3-5 years experience in Purchasing.


Special Training/Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.   To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, spreadsheet software, word processing software and presentation software. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use a keyborad and phone and talk or hear.

Mental Activities: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to read, speak, write and understand English, and to use customer service skills. The employee is frequently required to use interpersonal and teamwork skills. The employee is occasionally required to use creativity, independent judgment, discretion, problem analysis, supervision and decision making skills.

LFS Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Affirmative Action-Minority, Female, Disability, and Veteran.

Background check and drug screen required upon job offer.