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Procurement Specialist

RECRUITING IN MOTION

Toronto, ON, CANADA | Vaughan, ON, CANADA | North York, ON, CANADA | Mississauga, ON, CANADA
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About Our Client

Our client is a very well-established wholesale/distribution food company located in the GTA. They have been experiencing steady growth and are currently looking for a Procurement Specialist for their fresh seafood division. This integral position will work closely with senior management and offers very competitive compensation and an excellent health/benefit plan. This role will also have good future growth opportunities

 

Responsibilities

The main responsibility for this position would be to assist with the procurement and sale of fresh seafood to a predominantly Greater Toronto Area (GTA) customer base. The ideal candidate will be expected to provide hands on guidance and direction to warehouse staff on order preparation and customer service. The chosen candidate must have a background in the Fresh Seafood Industry and be prepared to work 6 days per week if necessary. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist with buying seafood product lines based on assignment made by senior sales personnel
  • Liaise with sales representatives on weekly demand for seafood product lines
  • Negotiate discounts and contract pricing with suppliers
  • Follow up on new supplier leads and negotiate favourable product and freight rates
  • Receive orders from customers and assist warehouse staff with order preparation
  • Follow up on new leads and referrals
  • Negotiate sales promotions with retail customers to grow sales volume or move excess product
  • Identify and resolve customer concerns
  • To assist with any other task assigned by the CEO or Senior Sales Team as required

 Qualifications

  • The desired candidate must have prior experience working in the fresh-seafood industry in a procurement or sales capacity
  • Knowledge of the retail food industry would be an asset
  • Ability to handle complexity and ambiguity
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently
  • Trustworthy

How To Apply

To be considered for this exciting role, please send your resume in confidence to info@recruitinginmotion.com, citing file # 1664.

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