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Full Time + Cambridge, Ontario

About Dare Foods Limited

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family-owned business that continues to build a legacy rich in innovative, high-quality products that meet the changing needs of our consumers. “Made Better” is at the heart of everything we do at Dare and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few). Our head office was relocated in 2018 from Kitchener to Cambridge and is a modern work environment connected to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

About the job



  • Strategic sourcing of quality raw materials at competitive costs to support production and innovation requirements
  • Detailed spend analysis to support strategic sourcing
  • Develop and negotiate contracts, focusing on risk management, best in class terms and conditions and overall value
  • Demonstrate a systematic and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers
  • Ensure uninterrupted flow of materials to support manufacturing and innovation
  • Lead the supplier performance and relationship management process driving overall value from contracts
  • Monitor market conditions using online tools, networking and published information
  • Develop and execute RFP’s
  • Participate and manage cross functional teams to drive continuous improvement
  • Develop vendors to ensure conformance of materials and competitive pricing
  • Maintain SAP master data, including material masters, vendor masters, source lists, pricing tables, contracts, and MRP information
  • Support SAP testing, upgrades and education
  • Administer contracts and ERP requirements
  • Develop annual budgets
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Minimum two years of relevant purchasing experience, ideally in a consumer packaged goods company (with responsibilities for raw materials and/or packaging)
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Relevant post-secondary degree or diploma (or equivalent experience) with experience in supply chain (i.e. MRP, manufacturing process, strategic sourcing, negotiating and contracts)
  • Proficient with an ERP system (ideally SAP)
  • Working towards a SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional) designation (PMAC – Purchasing Management Association of Canada)
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain procedures
  • Ability to influence decision makers; excellent relationship management skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Advanced Excel skills)
  • In depth analytical skills
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Effective communicator
  • Works independently
  • Initiative and teamwork
  • High ethical standards and strong work ethic
  • Working knowledge of French is an asset

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by December 10, 2021 quoting the appropriate position title to hrresumes@darefoods.com (.txt, .doc or .pdf formats)

Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please.


Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.