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FILLED: Senior Category Manager – Logistics

Etobicoke, ON, Ottawa, ON, or Montreal, QC
Food Production

Please note: This role has been filled. We thank all applicants for their interest.

The Organization:

Today Argentus is working with another new client, this time in the Food Production space. This organization is one of the largest global producers in their category, with a long history of Food Production wedding large-scale producers with the marketplace. Today, they’re hiring for a highly strategic role: a Senior Category Manager for Logistics! 

The Role:

This full-time, permanent role will work out of the company’s offices either in Etobicoke, Ottawa, or Montreal, to take on leadership of a small, focused team to provide high-level strategic oversight of Procurement for the company’s Logistics Category. This includes purchasing for Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, and all other related services. In this role, you will develop a deep understanding of the company’s Logistics needs, and work to create a big-picture, high-level strategy to transform the Logistics function through new supplier development, sourcing and consolidation. Using a strong background in various Strategic Sourcing methods, you will work to execute complex, high-value Procurement processes for Logistics services. With the support of a team, you will project manage the issuing of tenders and supplier requests, evaluation of supplier responses, negotiations with suppliers, as well as contracting, supplier onboarding and supplier relationship management. While a strong understanding of procurement processes is important, this role will mainly be focused on high-level strategy development as you work to use your deep knowledge of the transportation and logistics marketplace to develop a road map to achieve cost savings, efficiency, risk mitigation, and responsiveness in the company’s supply chain.

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate for this role primarily needs a strong background in Procurement of Logistics services, so a candidate who has purchased complex, high-value Logistics on a large scale is ideal—from within Food Manufacturing, Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail or a like industry. But our client’s main need is an individual with an excellent understanding of the market for Logistics, Transportation, Distribution and Warehousing.

To that end, they would be happy to consider candidates who come from the Logistics/Transportation industry, or Supply Chain Managers with a background in operations to optimize the flow of products, and the ability to develop high-level strategy in this area. Whatever your background, experience with high-level negotiations is a must. Expertise in cold chain products is an asset for this role. The successful candidate also needs to have people management experience, or the skill to move into such a role. If this sounds like you, and you’re looking to move into a high-level strategic role at an excellent company, reach out to Argentus today! Call 416 364 9919 or send an email with your current resume to

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