Purchaser

Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #130
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Who We Are

Fresh Prep is Vancouver’s homegrown meal kit delivery service. We help people throughout B.C. make world-class dinners with fresh, pre-cut and pre-portioned ingredients along with an extended menu of over 100 add-ons from local suppliers delivered weekly to your door.

From sourcing quality local goods, to delivering in reusable, recyclable and compostable packaging, we believe it’s possible to make convenient eating healthy and sustainable for the community we live in.

In the past few years, we have collected first place awards for The Georgia Straight’s Golden Plates (2019 and 2020) in addition to winning the 23rd and 24th Annual Best of Vancouver award for Best Meal Kit Service as voted by readers (2018 and 2019). Fresh Prep also placed on the Canadian Business and Maclean’s Magazine STARTUP LIST 2020 as a high-growth Canadian startup.

Who You Are

  • Reliable & Dependable. You like to see a job well done and will ensure that things are done the “right” way. You show up for all scheduled shifts on time and ready to work.

  • Self Starter. You are comfortable owning a task from start to finish and you take the initiative to make continuous process improvements. You observe strict deadlines and hold yourself accountable for your deliverables.

  • Multi-Tasking Hero.You can work in a sometimes hectic workspace without getting flustered or losing your helpful personality.

  • Adaptable.You thrive in a changing environment and are able to pivot direction easily.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Support Purchasing Manager in initiatives to meet cost/quality targets and maintain/improve supply chain.

  • Execute the purchasing strategy led by the Purchasing Manager to ensure ingredients are delivered; on time, in their entirety and of optimum quality to the Production Team.

  • Customer order forecasting, inventory evaluation, ordering of ingredients for weekly menus.

  • Problem solve as production and/or supply issues arise.

  • Consistent monitoring of markets to uncover availability issues and opportunities.

  • Sourcing of ingredients, alternative/secondary suppliers and inter-department coordination to ensure the recipes are sent to customers as intended by Recipe Developers.

  • Maintain records such as invoices and purchase orders.

  • Purchase general and specialized materials for use or for further processing by Fresh Prep.

  • Assess Fresh Prep's requirements and develop specifications for equipment, materials and supplies to be purchased.

  • Invite tenders, consult with suppliers and review quotations.

  • Determine or negotiate contract terms and conditions, award supplier contracts or recommend contract awards.

  • Establish logistics of delivery schedules, monitor progress and contact clients and suppliers to resolve problems.

What We Are Looking For

This Purchaser is results oriented, adaptable, and thrives in a fast paced environment. This role will forge new supplier relationships, while building on existing ones, to optimize overall ingredient quality and pricing.

  • You understand the importance of details. You don’t sweat the small stuff and thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, yet you have a keen ability to recognize nuance.

  • You are team-oriented. You understand the importance of a positive attitude, you are always seeking personal and professional growth and you are always there to lend a hand.

  • You have strong negotiation skills - you understand that strong relationships are imperative in order to deliver long term, quality solutions.

  • You are able to gather and analyse data effectively and utilize your exceptional judgement and decision making skills to drive efficiencies.

What You Can Expect

  • An inclusive, fun workplace filled with fantastic colleagues. We’re a certified B-Corporation and our team is passionate about making a positive difference (and also about food!)

  • The ability to work from home or from our HQ located in beautiful East Vancouver

  • Competitive pay and bonuses, as well as the opportunity to participate in our Employee Stock Option Plan.

  • Comprehensive health benefits (including medical, dental, vision and life-insurance) after 90 days of successful employment.

  • Free food! A Fresh Prep meal plan for 2 meals per week and sample meals from our test kitchen at our HQ!

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

Fresh Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and prohibit discrimination of any kind. We value diversity at our company and at all job levels our goal is to be diverse, inclusive and representative of the communities we operate in. We endeavour to recruit, develop and retain the best talent from a diverse candidate pool and truly believe that diversity, equity and inclusion among our team members is vital to our success as a company. We trust that in applying for a role with us you value this as well!



Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada