Head Buyer

  • Location: Toronto
  • Posting Date: January 07, 2022
  • Job Order ID: 656994.5
  • Consultant: Cory Olton
  • Industry: Supply Chain / Purchasing
Our client is a leader manufacturing and creating well recognized brands in the Canadian grocery scene. They are currently seeking a a Head Buyer to join the team based in the GTA.

The Purchaser’s overall responsibilities will oversee all procurement for the manufacturing and company operations, data analysis, negotiating with suppliers, and supporting the team.

The successful candidate for this position will:
  • Review new and current product specifications, revise the existing specifications, and make recommendations
  • Responsible for all purchasing of consumables and production materials
  • Responsible for pricing and ordering, locating suppliers, making contact, establishing price framework, and advising senior management of any price increases
  • Optimize inventory levels and ensure that they are adequate to meet the requirements of the production
  • Communicate with Sales and Customer Service Department on current and future demands
  • Report to the Operations Lead regularly, bring forward ideas for change and improvement
What you can bring to the table includes:
  • Post-secondary education preferably in operations or procurement
  • Certified Professional Purchaser or Supply Chain Management Professional designation is a definite asset
  • Five years experience in procurement and/or supply chain
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to use software applications efficiently
  • Prior planning experience is required as well as superior strategic thinking, negotiating, planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
If this sounds like the type of opportunity where you can grow your career, please apply today!