Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager
Cooke Aquaculture Inc., a dynamic and growing east coast family company, with Platinum Member status in the Canada's Best Managed Companies Program, is offering a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join the Purchasing Team in the role of Purchasing Manager.
Cooke is a global seafood company with operations in North America, Europe, and South America. Our company's success is driven by our dynamic, highly-skilled and innovative management team, supported by dedicated employees who live in coastal communities and contribute to the local area's economy and sense of community.
The Role:
We are seeking a Purchasing Manager to join our team of professionals in our Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick office. Reporting to the Global Director of Purchasing, this is a wonderful opportunity to grow your experience, utilize your strong leadership skills, provide exceptional customer service, and manage everyday growth.
You will be a self-starter with a strong sense of ownership, assertive follow-through, and a passion for the highest level of customer satisfaction. You possess the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization and thrive in a fast-moving dynamic environment. Solid judgement, strong critical-thinking and decision-making skills with a keen eye for detail are also key attributes. Proven work experience in a Purchasing Manager role would be preferred. Bachelor's degree in supply chain management would be ideal, however, completion of or enrollment in Supply Chain Canada's SCMP designation program would be considered an asset.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Developing and implementing local purchasing strategies.
  • Managing daily purchasing activities, supervising staff, and allocating tasks.
  • Identify, track and report on key performance indicators that are designed to reduce expenses and improve departmental effectiveness.
  • Working with stakeholders to develop forecasts of demands; determining quantities needed and the timing of future delivery requirements and to ensure that all procured items and services meet the required quality standards and technical specifications.
  • Craft and implement negotiation strategies that result in supplier agreements with optimal commercial terms.

The Opportunity:
The role description is just one part of the story. This is an opportunity to grow, to work within the parameters of the role but to reach your fullest potential. We are a team that is driven to succeed. We count performance, we reward contribution, and we recognize talent. It is about being at the center of a growing, global leader in seafood and knowing you are part of that growth. The ability to bring your passion for learning, desire for growth and energy for moving your career forward is what we offer.
The Why:
Why Cooke? Simple - we are a company that rewards initiative, resourcefulness and work ethic. We will champion your growth and provide you with the platform to create your path, your career, and your future.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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