Purchasing Assistant

Maple Leaf Foods based in Laval – Rue Ernest-Cormier, QC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Purchasing Assistant who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. We are a carbon-neutral food company on a mission to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts. We are committed to reducing food insecurity in Canada because we care about our communities. We want to be the most sustainable protein company on the planet because we want to contribute to a better food industry. Our sustainability commitments are central to our business and guide us every step of the way – in the food we make, how we care for our animals, people, communities, and the environment. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment and Full time job.

Employer Name: Maple Leaf Foods
Position: Purchasing Assistant
No. of vacancies: 8
Salary: $99,349/yr
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Laval – Rue Ernest-Cormier, QC

Job Description

  • Under the supervision of the Purchasing Manager, the candidate will be responsible for issuing Purchase Orders for all required ingredients, packaging materials, and other products needed by various departments, as well as following up as needed to ensure compliance.
  • The candidate must ensure that the goods are shipped on time and that all necessary logistics and customs documentation is complete and compliant.
  • The candidate will be required to assist in the purchase of ingredients, packaging materials, and other items required for production and other services throughout the company.
  • The candidate will be expected to interact with suppliers, establishing and maintaining cordial and professional relationships.
  • The candidate will be required to validate sales confirmations, terms, delivery dates, and customs documentation, if applicable.
  • The candidate will be expected to follow up with suppliers on outstanding purchase orders.
  • The candidate will be responsible for updating item data, such as price lists and specifications.
  • The candidate will be required to obtain and keep all documents and databases related to purchase categories.
  • The candidate will be required to generate inventory reports for analysis.
  • The candidate will be responsible for assisting with new project sourcing as well as coordinating sample receipt and categorization, among other duties.
  • The candidate will be expected to assist the Purchasing Director and to fill in for him during his vacations.
  • The candidate will be expected to ensure that his actions in his function support the manufacture of products that meet the company’s quality and food safety criteria.
  • The candidate will be required to perform other related duties as assigned.
  • The candidate will be expected to ensure compliance with the SQF food safety code requirements and to report any food safety issues to personnel authorised to intervene.
  • The candidate will be expected to assist with negotiation strategies and make recommendations.
  • The candidate will be expected to stay current on market/industry trends.
  • The candidate will be expected to monitor stock levels and identify purchasing requirements.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep current records of invoices and contracts.
  • The candidate will be expected to receive orders, verify their accuracy and quality before confirming receipt, contact suppliers of incomplete deliveries, and follow up to verify / confirm future delivery expectations.
  • The candidate will be required to compare product deliveries to issued purchase orders and contact vendors when there are discrepancies.
  • The candidate must keep accurate records of all purchases made.
  • The candidate will be required to create and maintain a food management database in order to keep accurate records of the feeding program’s inventory, purchases, and waste of food, beverages, and supplies.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English or French languages.
  • The candidate should have a DEC in administration, preferably in procurement and purchasing.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in purchasing, inventory control, management systems, and/or related fields.
  • The candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Windows Excel, Office and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and/or inventory systems would be advantageous.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should have excellent customer service skills.
  • The candidate should have the ability to work quickly without compromising quality
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude
  • The candidate should have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • The candidate should have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skill.
  • The candidate should be client focused.
  • The candidate should have strong critical thinking skills
  • The candidate must be capable of acting on their own initiative.
  • The ideal candidate will be a quick learner who can maintain focus and adapt to a variety of challenges.
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate
  • The candidate must be able to remain calm in stressful situations
  • The candidate must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be prepared for doing physically challenging tasks as part of daily work.
  • The candidate should be required to handling heavy loads as part of routine work.
  • The candidate should be self-motivated and capable of identifying and completing necessary tasks without direct supervision.
  • The candidate must be capable of working independently.
  • The candidate must ensure proper food handling, sanitation, and food storage procedures are followed.
  • The candidate should have good decision making skills.
  • The candidate must be courteous and professional in all situations.

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