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Dare Foods Ltd.




Company Information

Dare Foods Limited, a leading Canadian manufacturer and distributor of quality biscuits, crackers, fine breads and confectionery products, is seeking an energetic and service oriented Buyer for our Corporate Purchasing Team based in Kitchener, Ontario

Job Description

  • Responsibilities

  • Strategic sourcing of quality packaging materials, services and other indirect purchases at competitive costs to support production and innovation requirements

  • Develop and negotiate contracts, focusing on risk management, best in class terms and conditions and correct schedule utilization

  • Develop and recommend commercial and contracting strategies

  • Lead the supplier performance and relationship management process driving overall value from contracts

  • Monitor market conditions using online tools, networking and published information

  • Participate and manage cross functional groups to drive procurement cost reductions

  • Advance the use of Vender Managed Inventory and EDI within procurement

  • Maintain SAP master data, including material masters, vendor masters, source lists, pricing tables, contracts, MRP etc.

  • Support SAP testing, upgrades and education.

  • Develop vendors to ensure conformance of materials and competitive pricing

  • Administer contracts and ERP requirements

  • Develop annual budgets


  • Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma, preferably in Business or Supply Chain Management

  • Working towards a SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional) designation (PMAC - Purchasing Management Association of Canada)

  • Minimum two years of relevant purchasing experience, and knowledge of MRP, manufacturing process, strategic sourcing, negotiating and contracts, in addition to CPG exposure

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Packaging buying experience

  • Ability to influence decision makers; excellent relationship management skills.

  • Proficient with an ERP system (ideally SAP)

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Advanced Excel skills)

  • In depth analytical skills

  • Strong organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects

  • Strong problem- solving ability

  • Able to work independently as well as within a team

  • Working knowledge of French is an asset

Contact Information

Dare Foods Ltd.
Kelly Kreutzweiser
Posting Date: 13-Jun-2017Supply Chain/Purchasing Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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