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Purchasing Coordinator

Full Time + Cambridge, ON

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do 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 Corporate office is in Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.

We are looking for a Purchasing Coordinator to join our Corporate Purchasing team. The position is based in our Head Office located in Cambridge, Ontario.


  • To develop, review, organize and implement RFP’s and contracts for indirect purchases, supporting operations, engineering, innovation, and corporate services.
  • To report and analyze indirect spend to support strategic sourcing
  • Audit invoices and monitor vendors conformance
  • Demonstrate a systematic and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Communicate effectively with internal customers and suppliers
  • Monitor market conditions using online tools, networking and published information
  • Participate in cross functional teams to drive continuous improvement
  • Maintain master data for Raw Material, Packaging and Indirect purchases, including contracts, confidentiality agreements, material masters, vendor masters, new vendors packages, and other procurement trackers.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum two years of relevant purchasing experience, ideally in a consumer-packaged goods company
  • Experience with SAP (ERP)
  • 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).
  • Working towards a SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional) designation
  • 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 career elevating opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package. Dare Foods Limited offers a flexible work environment.  The employee, in consultation with their manager, will determine the right work environment for them.  For some that may mean primarily working from home, for others, working primarily from the office or some combination in between

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by May 16, 2022.  Please include your name and position title in the subject line and send 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

Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here. 

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.