Albert Uster Imports, Inc. (“AUI”) is a privately held gourmet food company headquartered in the Washington, DC area (Gaithersburg, MD) with warehouse locations in Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Gaithersburg. AUI falls under the Vestar Capital Partners portfolio with affiliate organization, Roland Foods, LLC.

Founded in 1968, the company offers over 1,400 products from around the world. We serve leading hotels, restaurants, casinos, cruise lines, airlines, and manufacturers with innovative, high quality products and solutions to their most demanding culinary challenges. We operate a network of distribution centers across the U.S. and serve select international markets as well. AUI has a national direct selling organization of over 60 sales professionals and a staff of culinary experts (chefs and food scientists) adept at custom product solutions.



Reporting to the Vice President Supply Chain Management, the Supply Chain Analyst provides analytical support for all Supply Chain functions to enable better business decisions.  Develops and maintains a system of ongoing reports (dashboards), to monitor key metrics in Purchasing and Inventory Management (including stock levels, stock depletion rates, stock and currency demand, overstock levels and indicated actions, stock balancing by warehouse, inventory value versus targets), Operations (including performance measurements, productivity, materials and facilities cost control), Logistics and other key measures. Communicates and distributes dashboards and ad hoc status to key stakeholders within AUI. Communicates with the supplier community as appropriate. Supports Finance and Senior management for ad hoc projects as required.

This position is expected to report to AUI Fine Foods’ Gaithersburg, MD headquarters.   As a response to the pandemic, AUI Find Foods’ office employees have transitioned to a hybrid working schedule, requiring employees to report in-person Monday through Wednesday, with the option to telework on Thursday and Friday each week. Due to the collaborative, cross-functional nature of the organization, employees at the Gaithersburg office are required to work in-person for the abovementioned days, outside of any People & Culture-approved disability accommodation request.



  • Assists VP Supply Chain with data analysis and reporting on inbound and outbound supply chain elements.
  • Provides Purchasing Team with analysis to support best demand planning and sound inventory management.  Monitors stock levels versus targets and order lead times. 
  • Works with Sales Operations on action plans to address overstock and availability issues. 
  • Communicates status of new items and provides visibility to ensure flawless launches of new items.
  • Works with Marketing and Sales Operations as needed to provide information on item timing (ETA’s), overstock status, forecast versus usage metrics and similar.
  • Maintains vendor cost logs, updates GP database with new cost after approval, and compiles high-level reports documenting impact of cost changes.
  • Provides month-end reports to Finance Department for Purchasing department related reconciliations such as In-Transits, inventory transactions, 3PL-inventory reconciliations etc.
  • Assists in special projects as appropriate, including data gathering to review options for new warehouses, or tests of different logistics and distribution models.  Completes financial review of costs associated with new distributions models and impact on margin.
  • Assists VP Supply Chain and works in conjunction with Logistics Specialist in defining and maintaining landed cost calculations. Submits analysis of achieved landed cost vs. assumptions.
  • Develops and maintains the dashboard to manage all key aspects of operations and logistics and disseminates the information as appropriate. Provides reports for all benchmarked productivity measures and operating costs.  Provides reports for all strategic vendor (material and service providers) meetings.
  • Assist VP Supply Chain in maintaining agreements, permits, licenses and registrations and reminds key stakeholders to initiate renewals where needed.
  • Other activities or initiatives at the direction of the VP Supply Chain.




  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) plus at least 3-5 years of work experience in a related field.
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, teamwork and time-management.
  • Ability to deliver high-level analysis under pressure.


  • Power BI and Tableau knowledge a plus.
  • Experience with Great Plains (GP) a plus.


Albert Uster Imports hires exceptional people to perform a wide variety of important functions that contribute to the success of the Company. One of the ways AUI does that is through a competitive compensation package. The base salary for this role will be $70,000 - $100,000.

This role will be bonus eligible.

Based on your qualifications, previous experience, and transferrable skills, the Company will determine at its sole discretion, the salary offered.

Founded by immigrants, AUI & Roland Foods knows that diversity is the spice of life. We believe in the power of food to open minds, spark adventure, and bring diverse people together.  All are welcome at our table! We know the transformative value of food in individual lives and communities. Because of this, we insist on obtaining the highest-quality ingredients and talent!

AUI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. AUI considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. AUI is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at peopleandculture@rolandfoods.com.#zr

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