JOB SUMMARY: The Procurement Manager will be responsible for procuring (negotiate & buy) and contracting (PO/Supplier contract reconciliation, negotiating/correcting inaccuracies on receipts/invoices) for feed grains and various commodities to several farm locations in Southern Alberta. The position is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with various vendors including the handling of logistics, accounting, and other customer related issues. The minimum expectation in this role will be to ensure that we are price competitive in procurement and that all location needs are fulfilled. This person will help develop and implement a procurement and risk management strategy for our feed ingredient needs. Much of a typical day is spent on the telephone, keeping ownership aware of current grain market news while buying grain or products and coordinating logistics.
CORE KSA’s & COMPETENCIES
- Knowledge of grain purchase contracts
- Knowledge of grain marketing
- Excellent Communication skills
- Knowledge of supply-demand economics.
- Ability to relate to needs of agri-business people.
- Ability to negotiate favorable contracts.
- Ability to develop mutual trust and satisfaction with vendors and customers.
- Ability to respect market directions and handle the pressure of market positions.
- Ability to work in a team environment and with little supervision
- Solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
• Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar field.
• Related post-secondary education in Business or Agriculture or equivalent work experience
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
• Self Starter with attention to detail
* Experience with Commodity Hedging and CBOT would be a beneficial skill
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Build productive, long-term relationships with vendors and farmer suppliers.
• Purchase ingredients according to product specifications.
• Purchase grain with cost savings to prevailing market.
• Anticipate supply-demand balance and shifts.
• Predict and capture opportunities in future markets, while limiting risk exposure.
• Understand transportation costs and trends.
• To ensure locations do not run out of product.
• Know seasonal and geographical market characteristics.
• Plan purchase contacts that meet needs of operations
• Coordinate delivery of commodities to multiple farm sites
• Create and deliver on a weekly procurement and delivery schedule
• Manage inbound ingredient sampling program and communicate results
• Contribute to weekly and monthly company meetings with commodity market updates and
logistics process for inbound product
• Other duties as assigned
The Procurement Manager generally works 5 days per week. Regular working hours for are 8:00 AM to 4 PM, but could work earlier or later to meet organizational needs. This position’s schedule is subject to change to meet organizational needs.
Think you have what it takes? Would you like to be considered for this opportunity?
Please submit resume to Human Resources:
Ashley Frank, Human Resources Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org For additional information please phone 403-345-4301
Candidates should have Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency