Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain/Purchasing
ON - Ontario, TORONTO

Travel 10%

10% Travel

Benefits immediate

Benefits - Immediate


Our client is an internationally recognized provider of culinary excellence in catering. 60 years in the business has enabled them to develop tried and tested methods that ensure their customers receive consistent, high quality products. On time, every time!  The Purchasing Manager oversees the supervision of personnel, in Purchasing and in the Storeroom, which includes work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, motivation, and productivity.

Contact Eric Wood at 416.742.9200 x6 or submit your resume in confidence below.


They seek a skilled Purchasing Manager who can provide start to purchasing for perishable and non-perishable goods in a 24/7 365 operation

  • Oversees the supervision of personnel which includes work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, motivation, and productivity

    Compares options available, evaluates materials, supplies, vendor options, and proposals, and negotiates and awards bids and proposals

    Ensures order quantities, specifications, service delivery, and quality match contract/customer specifications and meet production logistics and other requirements of the Company’s business

    Ensures that the Company receives the best value, market price (or better) for all goods and services, approves all large dollar value purchases, and ensures compliance with appropriate specifications and regulations

    Ensures that the Purchasing Department business practices are compatible with and adhere to Company policies, industry best practices and Canadian laws


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience assisting high level executives, preferably in a retail environment 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area (Business Administration, Logistics, Procurement, etc.), and Purchasing Management Association Designation (PMAC), or equivalent education and experience

    Minimum of 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities

    Previous supervisory experience in a unionized environment is preferred

    Previous experience in the food production/service industry is preferred

    Previous experience in managing stores/warehouses is preferred

    Experience with SAP C-Base is strongly preferred

    HACCP and Food Safe Certification would be preferred

    MS Office skills

    Ability to lead and manage complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects

    Ability and comfort with providing high level leadership and strategy, as well as work on day to day purchasing and stores tasks

    Strong customer service skills and the flexibility to respond to customer requests

    Knowledge of contracting processes, and managing RFP and RFI processes

    Ability to Lead, supervise and train employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments

    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

    Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

    Skill in organizing resources, meet time-sensitive deadlines, and establishing priorities


Corporate Culture

With a worldwide presence, an ever-expanding range of products and services, and multiple functions that must seamlessly integrate to keep their enterprise running, our client offers a wide variety of opportunities to apply your talents, backgrounds and experience.

As part of this team, you will strive for better solutions and improved efficiency in a dynamic global environment, while always keeping satisfaction of the customer topmost in mind.

Perks & Benefits

Extended Health
RRSP Matching

Certifications / Education

Post Secondary Degree
MBA or BCommerce

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