Purchasing Category Manager

Date: June 3, 2022
Workplace: 140 rue de l’Equinoxe Brossard J4Z 0R4
Company: Bonduelle

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others and the planet.

We strongly believe vegetable food is THE solution to bring well-being through food to the nearly 9 billion inhabitants of our planet while preserving its resources.

The size of our company gives all employees the opportunity to grow, gain autonomy and be in charge of their projects.

Why choose Bonduelle

● Competitive salary and Annual bonus program

● Group Health Insurance program w/HSA or FSA

● Dental and Vision Insurance

● Several Supplemental Insurance options

● Retirement savings plan with employer contribution

● Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays

● Employee Assistance program

● Physical reimbursement program

● Tuition reimbursement program

● Referral program

● Hybrid Work Schedule

● Activities where we serve our communities

● Opportunities for advancement within a growing company

Your daily role

Under the responsibility of the Director of Strategic Sourcing, the purchasing category manager will be responsible for Manufacturing Goods and Services needed to support plant operations in Canada and the United States, in line with the following business needs:

  • Build sourcing solutions in collaboration with business stakeholders (Operations) to secure reliable daily operations;
  • Support safety as well as continuous improvement and food safety programs through innovative solutions and suppliers performance;
  • Deliver competitive sourcing solutions to match collaborative productivity targets.



1/ Mission of procurement category management:

  • Design category strategy & roadmap;
  • Propose, implement and communicate action plan to achieve productivity objectives;
  • Develop an internal network to capture needs, prioritize project and implement them in close coordination with manufacturing stakeholders.


2/ Mission of sourcing :

  • Source and benchmark suppliers through RFP and negotiations;
  • Ensure contractualization & application of negotiated conditions;
  • Make sure all conditions are set in our procurement systems in order for users to buy according to plans;
  • Define and follow KPIs.


3/ Mission of cost optimization & controlling:

  • Ensure market intelligence & needs analysis;
  • Participate to budget process with manufacturing function;
  • Identify & lead productivity projects with manufacturing function;
  • Track savings with controlling (Cost Out) & promote added value (Value In) for stakeholders.


4/ Mission as facilitator in close collaboration with manufacturing function:

  • Propose and implement simplification of purchasing and procurement processes with stakeholders;
  • Help to build, make evolve & communicate manufacturing standards;
  • Recommend best solutions taking into account supplier offers & services in order to bring added value to customers through functions such as operation, quality, Supply-Chain, Transformation Management;
  • Ensure that people from Bonduelle can use manufacturing services in best conditions of safety, cost & quality.


Your profile

  • 5 years of experience in purchasing and procurement in industry or manufacturing, with a strong interest in purchasing;
  • Bachelor's degree in purchasing, production and operations management, engineering or equivalent business experience;
  • Master’s degree in purchase or supply chain an asset;
  • Fluent in English and French;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks within deadlines;
  • Ability to identify processes requiring improvement and recommend solutions;
  • Strong ability to convince.

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