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Buyer (Raw Materials and Packaging)

9 November 2019

Buyer (Raw Materials and Packaging)


Full time

Position function:  Reporting to the Procurement Director for Caldic Canada Inc., the Buyer will have ownership of purchasing responsibility for raw materials and packaging within specific product groups.

Scope:   This position focuses on Procurement; including sourcing, negotiation, contracting and strategic management to ensure cost effective supply of raw materials, packaging and other ingredients needed to achieve customer satisfaction. The individual will work closely with Senior Management to continually evaluate and improve cost savings, inventory and vendor relationships.


Manage assigned portfolio of product groups and suppliers
Responsible to develop and improve procurement cost savings and build and maintain vendor relationships
Developing and maintaining professional relationships and networks with internal customers, suppliers and other procurement organizations
Working closely with  vendors, Senior Management and internal customers to understand the market and ensure we maintain a competitive advantage within the assigned portfolio
Periodically review and evaluate vendor performance and product quality. Provide feedback to vendors and Senior Management in order to influence high performance in vendor relationships
Gaining market insight, translating relevant trends into sourcing objectives and generating an actionable strategic business plan
Working with the Replenishment Team to ensure product is available based on customer and internal needs
Responsible for overseeing interactions with all Partners/Vendors including maintaining good working relationships
Lead continuous improvement activities to optimize the supply of materials in an efficient manner
Create and sustain a Procurement environment that delivers double digit growth enthusiastically

Accountable for Procurement targets relating to the overall business strategies

Respect the health and safety policies and programs within the company by working in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, safe work practices and procedures established by Caldic.  



About you


Post-Secondary Education in Business Admin or related field
Must have 5-7 years’ experience in Procurement or Supply chain management
Knowledge of Supply Chain/Inventory Management
Must have advanced computer skills (Excel, Outlook)
Must have strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
Must have strong organization skills
Must have strong communication (verbal and written) skills

Our offer

Competitive Compensation Pkg offered including; bonus, benefits, vacation


Caldic Canada Inc. is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon: Age, Citizenship, Colour, Family Status, Gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), Gender Identity or Expression, Marriage and Civil Partnerships, Physical and/ or Mental Disabilities, Political Belief, Race, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Accommodations are available upon request for any candidate and/ or employee.

About us

Caldic Canada is recognized as Canada's leading food ingredient supplier, distributing a wide range of raw materials for the food and personal care market and specializing in the manufacture of antioxidants, release agents, bakery concentrates, dough conditioners and vitamin and mineral enrichment blends. Proudly Canadian, our ingredient supply facilities are strategically located across North America providing our customers with coast-to-coast coverage for both distribution and technical sales. On the leading edge of emerging trends, our extensive laboratory capabilities for ingredient development and full technical and regulatory support allow us to improve the nutritional profile of almost any product we produce. With a focus on Wellness, we meet our customers' demands for great tasting, healthful and convenient ingredients. Custom packaging solutions allow our customer a “one stop shop” experience as we are able to take a product from inception through to development, manufacturing, packaging and distribution. Our commitment to safe and efficient global sourcing provides our customers with superior quality products and very competitive pricing. Caldic Canada is part of Caldic B.V., a full-service distributor engaged in the production and distribution of food ingredients, chemicals, health care- and technical solutions. At the moment Caldic is represented in 17 countries with more than 40 locations in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.