Argentus is working with a new client in the Food Production industry — a major focus for our ongoing recruitment efforts. This is a high-growth company with a strong footprint in Canada, an industry leader in their Food category, with an excellent workplace culture focused on passion for food and continuous improvement. Today, they’re looking for a Commodity Buyer for their raw ingredients (Food)!
Working out of the company’s facility in Hamilton, ON, this Commodity Buyer will take on strategic and operational responsibility for Procurement and Inventory of the company’s food commodities. This individual will work within product specifications for new as well as existing products, and work to secure purchase agreements and deliveries for raw material commodities, particularly within highly volatile and difficult markets (e.g. protein). You will source new suppliers in the marketplace, engage with them to secure competitive pricing and adequate supply, and then place purchase orders — making sure to communicate with senior management about any price changes. In this capacity, you will work to identify and assess opportunities for strategic supplier relationships, and also ensure that all purchases conform to the highest standards of food safety and government regulations. This role has a supply chain operational component as well: using assessment of the company’s production plans, as well as current and future inventory positions, you will be the Procurement lead for ensuring that the operation has an optimal supply of inventory for future production — factoring in constraints such as shelf life, storage, and frequency of orders.
In short, this is a strategic Procurement role for someone with a strong understanding of supply chain operations within Food Production, as well as a strong understanding of the commodity marketplace for various highly price-elastic food commodities. At least 5+ years of Purchasing experience of food ingredient commodities is a must for this role, as well as planning experience. Does this description sound like your background? Reach out to Argentus today to join this fantastic organization! Call 416 364 9919 or send an email with your current resume to email@example.com.
A full written job description is available upon request.