Thursday , May 30 2024

Sobeys Online Application – Lead Supplier Development

Website Sobeys

Job Description:

A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recommend specification adjustments based on current crop conditions
  • Advise Sourcing Manager on crop outlook and how it could affect
  • future ADs
  • Collaborate with different departments to development
  • specifications based on grower and industry findings
  • Make recommendations with growers/suppliers to improve quality
  • Strengthen Sobeys partnerships with regular in person visits/meetings, coaching suppliers to exceed Sobeys specifications
  • Collect crop outlooks and grower supply forecasts
  • Collaborate and assist in seasonal planning with Category Manager, Sourcing Team and QC Team
  • Evaluate supplier facilities for compliance with Sobeys and industry GAP and GMP requirements and cold chain compliance
  • Use quality data to improve/coach supplier
  • Advise Sobeys of industry regulations
  • Identify superior quality growers and products and communicate to Sourcing Teams
  • Inspect product using Sobeys’ SOPs at supplier level and document findings
  • Review supplier scorecards and identify inferior and superior performers
  • Communicate daily and weekly with Sourcing, Category, and QC Teams
  • Engages and maintains interest in personal growth and/or career development

Job Requirements:

  • Valid Passport
  • 1-2 years experience as CFIA/USDA inspector, retail produce manager, private produce inspection company, or produce grower/wholesaler
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Willing to work flexible work schedules including weekends and holidays
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, Excel, iTrade and strong computer skills
  • Travel is required
  • Proficient use of appropriate QC equipment
  • Ability to determine colors
  • An Undergraduate Degree and/or a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • General understanding of GAP and GMP Requirements
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Powerjack and forklift operation certification (as applicable)
  • Ability to communicate in a concise, accurate, timely, and professional manner both verbally and written
  • Familiarity with CFIA and USDA requirements

Job Details:

Company: Sobeys

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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