Coordinator, Outside Purchase

Location: Etobicoke, ON
Date Posted: 09-26-2017

Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns, and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets, and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream, and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.

  As the Outside Purchase coordinator you will be responsible for regularly issuing PO’s based on sales demand (Oracle) or from forecast. You will be asked to place orders for all regions, as well as cover for vacation relief as needed. In this type of position time management is crucial as you will face strict deadlines every day. The ideal candidate will excel working in a fast paced environment as changes will happen. Excellent problem solving skills are required as the position is challenged on a regular basis. Aside from following a set schedule when it comes to ordering products, you will be asked to attend meetings, manage our current vendor management program, provide outside purchase analysis on a weekly basis and be involved in relevant projects as needed.


  • Manage and expedite open orders as required when driven by varying customer demands
  • Work directly with transportation and distribution to coordinate regular/ rush orders
  • Issue resolution - root cause analysis on shorts and overages
  • Analysis outside purchase vendor performance on a weekly basis
  • Manage our current vendor program – Schedule meetings, prep work analysis, lead conference call.
  • Represent the OP team on various different conference calls
  • Manage, maintain and update excel based ordering tools
  • All other duties as required or assigned.
  • Issue and communicate systematically generated purchase orders to vendors and various distribution/ transportation teams
  • Develop effective relationships with vendors to facilitate business transactions


  • Post-Secondary School Education – College/ University diploma
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Background in Supply Chain
  • Working knowledge Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel. Must be able to work in complex workbooks, manage macros, create V-Lookups and be able to use SUM functions.
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Quick learner with a proven ability to work effectively in a fast paced team environment
  • Must have exceptional problem solving skills
  • Has experience managing and maintain vendor relations
  • Individual must be self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills
  • High sense of urgency, well organized and able to prioritize effectively
  • The working language of this position is English. Spanish or French is considered an asset
  • SAP/ Oracle experience is an asset
  • VB coding is an asset 
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.
Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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