• Purchasing Manager

    Location CA-ON-Ottawa
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/21/2018 8:48 AM)
  • Overview

    About Aramark
    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.





    Aramark Sports and Entertainment:

    The Sports and Entertainment division within Aramark Corporation serves more than 200 premier stadiums, arenas, convention centers and concert venues.  Since 1975 we've created culinary memories throughout the United States and Canada.  The secret to our success is that we start with great food and a well-managed facility.  We understand that ensuring a memorable experience for our customers goes far beyond the food we serve. 


    We are currently seeking a Premium Warehouse & Purchasing Manager for the Aramark operation at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. 



    • Oversees the purchasing of inventory, shipping and delivery of such to and from various storage facilities and profit centres
    • Guide and control the Premium warehouse functions and assists the component in minimizing product cost and maintaining tight inventory controls
    • Ensure the proper products are on hand to support sales volume and product mix
    • Responsible for accurate physical inventories, supervises all Premium warehouse staff
    • This position must accurately and efficiently purchases, receives, stores and issues food and non-food items maintaining appropriate records
    • Work with corporate purchaser to ensure department needs are met and best prices are negotiated
    • Seeks and develops purchasing strategies to identify cost savings opportunities
    • Follows receiving policies and procedures, conducts spot checks of received good, temperature and quality
    • Works and communicates with F&B department to assure slow moving products are used up and do not result in excessive inventories
    • Organize and maintain stock rooms and walk-in refrigerators and freezers
    • Understand and ensures all Health & Safety and HACCP guidelines are strictly followed
    • Member of the Health and Safety committee
    • The scope of job involves managing a large budget




    Generally gained through the completion of college courses in business or retail management plus 5-6 years buying experience, the candidate must possess thorough knowledge of merchandise buying concepts, practices and procedures, with a fundamental understanding of the statistical components of retail and inventory management (for instance inventory turn, mark-up, mark-down, gross margin, open to buy, etc).  They will also possess strong organizational, communication and computer skills with a proven ability to organize and analyze information to better understand the business and detect problem areas.  With a broad understanding of retail, merchandising and consumer trends, the candidate will possess the ability to prioritize issues and actions by weighing their importance and urgency and then acting accordingly. 


    Demonstrated ability to recognize and react to human and system problems and opportunities on a timely basis: demonstrated ability to take initiative for appropriate action on own responsibility.


    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in written and verbal form; ability to interact with people effectively; proven ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment, and use sound judgment; proven ability to work well under pressure and be able to adjust work flow to accommodate change in priorities. 

    Job may require lifting, moving, packing, assembling samples and utilization of personal vehicle. There may be a requirement to work in the stores during seasonal merchandise sets or special events, assisting visual team or customer service. Possible overnight travel, evening or weekend work may be required.


    Position uses multiple information systems including Microsoft Office 2013, and retail, ecommerce and inventory management systems. 

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