Director, Purchasing
Torstaff Personnel - Burlington, ON

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Location: Burlington
Salary: 100K

This role is responsible for the purchasing/procurement/sourcing of certain major raw materials, minimizing cost without compromising quality or reliability of supply. Also responsible for the negotiation of agreements for major capital equipment requirements and certain contracts & agreements.

EXPERIENCE in plastics, packaging and manufacturing


  • Negotiate supply agreements for polyethylene, ink, masterbatch, & film (Company-wide). Ensure that GMs are kept abreast of changing market dynamics.
  • Negotiate agreements for all major Company capital equipment requirements. (Company-wide)
  • Negotiate contracts for Natural Gas and Hydro requirements for operations.
  • Negotiate agreements for Company Customs requirements.
  • Work with Attorneys for Company Patent & Trademark requirements. (Company-wide)
  • Select recipients of Corporate donations; arrange distribution.
  • Negotiate and manage an agreement for monitoring of Company property taxes.
  • Oversee & manage Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. Liaise with US Homeland Security.
  • Negotiate contracts for Company computer hardware & software and communications requirements, with IT Director.
  • With VP Procurement & Corporate Services, responsible for negotiation and development of Company vehicle fleet program.
  • With VP Procurement & Corporate Services, develop and set Company Standard Cost requirements.
  • Oversee/review Company freight requirements.