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Buyer - Food Production

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Buyer – Food Production

Are you a confident negotiator who drives a hard bargain? Do you have a strategic approach to building long-term supplier relationships? If so, here is an opportunity to demonstrate your expertise with a growing, Winnipeg-based food manufacturer.

In this role, you will maintain responsibility for day-to-day purchasing, strategically manage supplier relationships and oversee inventory control. Under the mentorship of the Director of Supply Chain & Logistics, you will have the freedom to assess and improve procurement operations, with an eye toward cost efficiency.

What you will do:
* Manage day-to-day purchasing of raw materials and packaging
* Manage purchasing for all MRO requirements
* Maintain and develop strategic relationships with existing and prospective suppliers
* Negotiate optimal pricing, payment terms & delivery timelines
* Assess ex isting supplier contracts and research alternative suppliers to ensure maximum cost efficiency without compromising quality
* Maintain inventory control; assess inventory levels held at 3rd party warehouses
* Develop, implement and maintain purchasing & inventory control policies
* Collaborate with production scheduler & sales team to maximize inventory efficiency

Must haves:
* Minimum 5+ years purchasing experience in a food production/processing environment
* Demonstrated MRP experience
* APICS certification or SCMP/CPP designation an asset
* Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
* Superior negotiation, communication & organizational skills
* Ability to work independently and think “outside of the box”
* Management/supervisory experience an asset

Apply now!
If you are interested in the position of Buyer – Food Production, or know someone who might b e, please contact Anand Sahay at or 204.926.3512, quoting job number 6082.

Great companies are built with great people who make a difference. Our passion is finding those game changers who make that difference. Pinnacle was founded on this simple principle in 2002. Our success over the past decade is a direct result of our ability to connect top candidates with top clients. Today Pinnacle has 25 specialized recruiters who continue this vision. We are Manitoba’s largest recruitment firm only because we treat every candidate like they’re our only candidate.

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August 3, 2013 (Long time ago)

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