Director, Ingredient Innovation & Supplier Partnerships

  • Location: Edmonton
  • Posting Date: November 17, 2021
  • Job Order ID: 725203
  • Consultant: Sean Baker
  • Industry: Supply Chain / Purchasing
MacDonald Search Group

Our client, has built an incredible reputation for producing some of the best products on the market in their segment. A global supplier of premium food products they have engaged the assistance of MacDonald Search Group to help them find a Director of Ingredient Innovation and Supplier Partnerships.

We are looking for someone exceptional! Someone with prior experience across the full scope of vendor sourcing, supplier relationship management that also has the ability to be innovative and keep up with new market trends. Specifically, you will be responsible for working closely with various departments to understand the needs of current products and use forward thinking to develop future suppliers for new products. You will prepare detailed specifications, identify and qualify appropriate suppliers and products in order to provide solutions to your team.

Do you meet and exceed the qualifications below?

We are looking for a star in the field that has 10+years of experience in a food related, supplier relationship – ingredient development role.

  • Post-secondary education in agriculture, agribusiness, or related field.
  • Excellent marketing skills.
  • Meat processing/production background preferred.
  • Strong understanding of animal husbandry methodologies.
  • Knowledge of or capable to learn about different production practices per location, worldwide.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with the ability to multi-task and set priorities.
  • Strong conflict resolution, people management, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work successfully both independently and within a team environment.
  • Strong understanding of HACCP, ISO, or other food safety processes & systems.

If the opportunity to join a growing and innovative organization is of interest to you, please apply in confidence. To apply directly please email your resume to: and ensure your subject line reads exactly as follows: Director Ingredient Innovation and Supplier Partnerships