Internship Opportunity


Buyer / Planner

Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Number of Positions:
Application Deadline:
May 31, 2022
Start Date:
Jun 06, 2022
End Date:
Dec 30, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Position:
Best cost sourcing and planning for raw materials and suppliesto ensure production schedules are achieved

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Live Core values
  • Negotiate Supply Contracts for materials and services (non-meat)
  • Prepare Supply Contracts and Purchase Orders (meat)
  • Accountable for managing annual buys for Ingredients and Packaging
  • Work with the Sales and Operations teams at both facilities to ensure the planned supplies for the short- and long-term schedule
  • ERP – Data Management.
  • Quota applications/ reconciliations
  • Manage annual Beef / Chicken Quota Applications
  • Manage yearly CAB Reconciliation
  • Negotiate Transportation and freight
  • Carrier and Warehouse claim administration
  • Complete yearly USMCA(NAFTA) renewals
  • Warehouse and Freight invoice validation
  • Identify and implement Cost Saving Opportunities
  • Execute RFP’s and Benchmarking exercises in all purchasing categories as required
  • Ensure that all products are delivered in accordance with company specifications
  • Cross training of others in your department
  • Demonstrate Servant Leadership
  • SQF and HACCP accountabilities
  • Accountable for seeking continuous improvement to our programs and procedures
  • Accountable for ensuring there is coverage for planned and unplanned absences which could compromise our policies, procedures, and programs
  • Follow company policies and procedures
  • Act within the company philosophy

Ideal Qualifications

  • College education with 2+ years Buying experience, preferably in the packaging or spice industry
  • SCMP certification an asset
  • Understanding of product costing
  • Food industry experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent computer skills

Please note: This is an on-site position 

Please Note: Our firm has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all firm members to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine. You will not be asked to disclose your vaccination status during the interview process.  If you are offered employment, you will find a vaccination clause in your offer of employment providing that prior to commencing any employment with the Firm, you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccination. The Firm will make reasonable accommodation efforts if you cannot be vaccinated due to medical, religious, or other grounds to the extent protected by applicable human rights legislation. 

Employer Question 1:

Are you legally eligible to work in Canada for the entire duration of this internship?

Employer Question 2:

Do you require any accommodations for the interviewing and recruitment process?

Employer Question 3:

Are you able and willing to travel for this role?