Purchasing Manager
Alberta Distillers Limited 2 reviews - Calgary, AB

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At Alberta Distillers, a subsidiary of Beam, Inc., we’re proud of our people, products and heritage. Our success and the quality of our brands are attributed to the talent of our people.

Reporting to the Director of Operations and as a member of the senior management team, the Purchasing Manager willl lead the procurement team to secure a stable supply chain of materials and services for Alberta Distillers operations and other production areas as required

- Ensure supply chain management principles are applied and executed successfully by procurement team to secure stable supply chain of goods to arrive in the right quantities, at the right time, at best quality and cost
- Monitor inventories and requirements, submit long term forecasts to suppliers of packaging materials
- Actively participate in marketing projects for new product development and/or design changes
- Collaboration with R&D, corporate purchasing and planning teams on packaging specs and special projects
- Assist Sales and Marketing with package revisions, new development and cost reductions
- Project managment: Set target dates and time lines; provide cost analysis
- Follow PMQ processes, and liquor board regulations for implementation of new products and/or design changes
- Actively pursue purchasing cost savings opportunities to achieve targets
- Vendor Relations: Ensure ethical and creditable dealings with suppliers and vendors; facilitate exchange of information on issues, specs and new development
- Compliance with standard operating procedures, legal and other requirements including health and safety, fire protection, environmental, quality, security and continuous improvement programs is a requirement of the job


  • Post-secondary education, i.e. Bachelor of Commerce, APICS or PMAC qualifications
  • 8-10 years experience in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management in Procurement
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Office Applications , SAP
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Advanced analytical and planning skills

If you are a passionate visionary looking for a challenging and rewarding career we would love to hear from you. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes, stating salary expectations by August 15, 2013. We thank all applicants for their interest however only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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