P*osition function: *Reporting to the Procurement Director for Caldic Canada Inc., the Junior Buyer will be an integral part of the Procurement team and will have ownership of the purchasing responsibility for raw materials & packaging.
Scope: This position focuses on Procurement; including sourcing, negotiation, contracting and administrative support to ensure cost effective supply of raw materials, packaging and commodities to achieve customer satisfaction.
MAJOR TASKS AND DUTIES:
Manage assigned portfolio of suppliers.
Identify and achieve Procurement cost savings.
Provide administrative support for Procurement team.
Develop and maintain professional relationships and networks with internal customers, suppliers and other procurement organizations.
Review and evaluate vendor performance and product quality. Provide feedback to vendors, management and the Executive team in order to influence high performance in vendor relationships.
Gain market insight, translating relevant trends into objectives and generating an actionable strategic business plan.
Work with the Replenishment Team to assist in resolving inventory supply issues as well as ensuring continuity of supply of key strategic inventory.
Lead continuous improvement activities to optimize the supply of materials in an efficient manner.
Create and sustain a Procurement environment that delivers double digit growth enthusiastically. Accountable for Procurement targets relating to the overall business strategies.
Respect the health and safety policies and programs within the company by working in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, safe work practices and procedures established by Caldic.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Post-Secondary Education in Business Admin or related field.
Must have 3+ years’ experience in Procurement
Knowledge of Procurement strategies
Strong preference for Food Industry experience
Must have advanced computer skills (Excel, Outlook).
Must have strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Must have strong organization skills.
Must have strong communication (verbal and written) skills.
Job Type: Full-time
Negotiation: 3 years (Preferred)
Procurement: 3 years (Preferred)
Bachelor's Degree (Required)
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