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NATIONAL PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR

The National Procurement Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the administrative aspects of procurement and advertising functions within the Horizon Marketing Department. The focus of this position will be to gather and organize information pertaining to new products submitted to Horizon and its subsidiaries, solicit and arrange for supplier advertising, and support incoming suppliers.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

New Products Coordination:

  • Works with suppliers to gather all necessary information and samples related to new product presentations; reviews and screens products and supports suppliers and brokers through the listing process
  • Presents new products to the Horizon Group Procurement Team after gathering all pertinent information
  • Works with Horizon’s Regulatory Specialist to ensure products meet ingredient and Canadian Food Inspection Agency requirements
  • Supports procurement team decision-making by providing category and sales data
  • Conducts follow-up and coordination with other areas of the business (usually Purchasing & Sales) as required once decision is made

New + Emerging Supplier Support:  

  • Responsible for onboarding new, emerging suppliers to Horizon.  Acts as main contact for new suppliers.  Vets questions and directs to appropriate staff member if required
  • Provides new suppliers with the Horizon Onboarding Document, educates and addresses questions
  • Plans and executes new supplier onboarding events 3 times per year

Trade Shows:

  • Meets with brokers and suppliers at 1-2 annual trade shows to receive information about new products. Follows up with brokers and suppliers post-show to gather information to present to Procurement Team.

Ad Solicitation and Coordination: (Horizon Grocery + Wellness and Eastern Subsidiary)

  • Contact suppliers and brokers to book advertising in Horizon and subsidiary publications
  • Follow up on advertising booked by National Supplier Relationship Managers
  • Track advertising revenue and submit to accounting for processing
  • Solicit advertising for Horizon truck fleet. Gather ads in appropriate format. Work with service provider and make internal arrangements with warehouse for application of ads on trucks. Submit invoices for payment

Other duties:  

  • Marketing Email: reads incoming emails, responds, or redirects as necessary
  • Staff Events: assists People + Culture as requested to implement events for staff, particularly by securing product from suppliers and brokers
  • Office display shelf: Maintains product placement on display shelf to highlight new products to Horizon staff
  • Miscellaneous projects and tasks as assigned by Management

 

QUALIFICATIONS + EXPECTATIONS:

  • 2 years Professional experience interacting with the public in roles such as customer service or externally facing office work
  • Strong organizational skills, both in daily work and in supporting events
  • Good knowledge of MS365, and advanced Excel skills
  • Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Comfort communicating in a professional manner with external business partners
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Industry knowledge (including product knowledge) is a key element of this position
  • This position requires a great amount of tenacity and tact, as there is a heavy emphasis on follow-up work
  • Post-secondary education an asset

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

This is a full-time position (Mon-Fri) based out of our Burnaby office. There is an opportunity for a Hybrid schedule following the onboarding and probationary period. The wage range is $23.55-$26.69/hour, plus benefits after a waiting period, depending on the applicant’s experience. 

 

SOME OF OUR PERKS AND BENEFITS:

Focus on Wellness

  • Extended Medical + Dental (company-paid premiums)
  • Disability, Life and AD&D insurances
  • EFAP immediately upon hire
  • Generous paid time off (3 weeks’ vacation and personal day)
  • Paid sick time, including dependent sick time for those with children (up to 13 days per year)
  • Fitness Subsidy
  • Discounted grocery and wellness products and lunch program
  • On-site gym
  • Dog friendly office
  • Scent-free environment

Focus on our Community

  • Partnerships with Quest Food Exchange and The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
  • Paid volunteer hours

Focus on the Environment

  • Transit Subsidy – up to 100%
  • Cycling Subsidy
  • Indoor bike lock up area
  • Recycling + Composting Program
  • Partnerships with Urban Impact and Alvéole, an urban beekeeping company

 

SUBMISSION:

Please send a resume with cover letter with salary requirements to:

hr@horizondistributors.com (on the subject line please note “Procurement Coordinator – Sep 22”)

 

Horizon is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, colour, place of origin, gender, gender identity, age, religion, disability, family status, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. If you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation in any aspect of the application process, please contact the People + Culture department.

Note: We thank everyone for their interest but only those advancing to the next stage of the recruitment process will be contacted. Only Lower Mainland candidates considered.

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Date Posted: September 8, 2022
Closing Date: September 28, 2022