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Director of Purchasing

Fermes Lufa

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted January 3, 2018.

This role requires someone who is adept at managing a team, strategic negotiations, and managing relationships with existing suppliers. Additionally, the Director of Purchasing will be responsible for the complete vision of the Lufa Farms online marketplace which involves creating and executing a full merchandizing plan based on data, trends and anticipated needs of our Lufavores. This role will be evaluated on Key Performance Indicators- notably availability, margins and average order value. Collaboration with the marketing department, accounting department, distribution department, and with the IT department to improve supply chain tools and operations will also be expected.


– Monday to Friday 08:00AM @ 5:00PM, 45 hours/week


– Good negotiation skills and confident in business relationship development

– Experience forecasting, purchasing, and managing supplier relationships

– 5 years experience in a purchasing management or direction role, preferably in the food industry

– Familiar with retail pricing and specials in the retail food industry

– Strong day to day team management capabilities and experience and ability to build and performance manage a multi-disciplinary team

– Organizational skills, punctuality and ability to work both independently and in teams in a fast and automated environment

– Ability to work quickly and precisely without making errors in a constantly changing environment

– Focused on quality and high-standards of work and performance, and achievement of KPI goals

– Great work ethic, flexibility, attention to detail and respect for both the products and stated deadlines

– Comfortable using computer and associated applications, and particularly comfortable working with spreadsheets, Excel and project management software

– Good verbal/written skills in both French and English


– University diploma

– Food enthusiast, notably passionate about sustainable, local, and high quality foods

– Experience with online search tools and product recommendation software

– Knowledge of website, mobile site and application merchandising

– Has created customer content in line with brand values, targeted to increasing sales.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): 6-9 years


Salary: N/D

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