Purchasing Manager
The Original Cakerie
London, Ontario, Canada
15d ago

The Original Cakerie Ltd. is one of three premium dessert manufacturing companies owned by Gryphon Investors, managed by Dessert Holding’s.

We are a rapidly growing company comprised of The Original Cakerie Ltd. (London Ontario & Delta British Columbia), Lawler’s Desserts (Houston, TX) and Atlanta Cheesecake Company (Atlanta, GA).

We are poised for continued growth by bringing high quality products to both retail grocery and food service across North America.

Led by a senior team with strong company pedigrees and experience driving improvement we have exciting opportunities to be a part of this high performance, growth focused organization.

The Original Cakerie Ltd.

Founded in 1976, The Original Cakerie has an exceptionally strong presence across North America as a premium dessert manufacturer.

We operate two Double A, BRC certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and are looking for an experienced leader who is ready to go to the next level.

The Opportunity!

We are looking for a Purchasing Manager for our London location. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility to plan, organize, direct, manage and evaluate.

They will be responsible for the budget, purchasing activities, purchasing policies and strategy of an organization, including the identification of opportunities for operational improvements.

What You’ll Do :

  • Negotiate major purchases, develop blanket or master agreements with suppliers, and engage in all aspects of contract management.
  • Plan, organize, direct, manage, and evaluate the purchasing activities and budget of the organization.
  • Maintain the organizations purchasing policies, procedures, standards, and strategies in order to ensure process transparency, fairness, impartiality, and confidentiality.
  • Develop and manage the proposal, bidding, and negotiation process while adhering to applicable legal standards and codes of ethical conduct
  • Ensure all purchasing activities support and strengthen the strategic objectives of overall organization.
  • Evaluate overall supplier health (supplier risk assessment).
  • Review and assess total supply chain risk and identify opportunities to minimize and eliminate risk.
  • Confer with management and staff coordinating purchasing activities.
  • Develop and measure key performance indicators to determine and improve the effectiveness of the purchasing function
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of reports and statistics related to the purchasing function for upper management.
  • Manage suppliers
  • Generate and / or review consumption reports, and demand forecasts
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability and alternative sources of supply.
  • Interview, select, coach, train, manage, and appraise the performance of associated personnel and mentor select staff.
  • Communicate information to all stakeholders using the appropriate communication method
  • Audit overall spend behaviors and verify approval process
  • What You Bring :

  • strong negotiation, persuasion and interpersonal skills
  • 3-5 years purchasing management experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Professional individual with excellent organizational, reading and writing for comprehension skills
  • Strong math, statistics and analytical thinking
  • Knowledge of tools, methods, technology, supply chain fundamentals, constraints management
  • Demand planning, materials management, production planning experience in food or consumer products environment
  • Enterprise level understanding of value chain, costs, break even, best operating levels, cost, revenue
  • Experienced using MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook and BI data base tools
  • Working knowledge of ERP environment (MPS, DP, MRP, DRP etc.)
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