Chefs Plate is hiring a

Sourcing Specialist (Vancouver)

Vancouver, Canada

Chef’s Plate is redefining the way Canadians eat. We built Chef’s Plate with one simple belief: eat better, live better. Since we began our journey in Toronto a few years ago, we have been blown away by the amazing customer response and have become the leading Canadian company in the expanding online recipe kit delivery market. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience and equity at a rapidly growing startup.

In order to meet customer demand, we are expanding nationally with a brand new production facility and team in Vancouver. We are looking for amazing people to join our team and help us build our west coast operations from the ground up.

Responsibility is given from day one to use your initiative and creativity to help us grow our business. If you are fast-paced, enjoy a consistently evolving atmosphere, and have a passion for great food, you may be a perfect fit for our growing team. Learn more about us at chefsplate.com.


We're looking for a Sourcing Specialist in our Vancouver office to support the purchase and securing of all food items determined by the recipe specifications and in accordance with the internal production schedule. Reporting to the Director of Culinary and Strategic Sourcing, you will assist the Sourcing Manager in ensuring flawless and effective sourcing of raw materials needed to drive our business forward. The ideal candidate is adaptable, organized and has a strong passion for food and cooking. You will work hands-on and make a positive contribution to a growing food culture.


Responsibilities

  • Establish quantities of product that need to be ordered in order to fulfill production needs.
  • Create, manage and maintain existing vendor relationships on the west coast
  • Find alternative sources of short or hard to find product.
  • Analyze and determine cost reduction opportunities by leveraging volumes and optimizing the supplier base
  • Monitor produce market conditions to avoid sharp market increases and availability issues. Communicate favorable purchasing opportunities to management.
  • In coordination of Quality Control, ensure incoming product meets or exceeds the recipe’s quality specifications.
  • Ensure accurate, up-to-date item information within the database. Enter new products and price changes promptly and accurately.
  • Minimize shrinkage/spoilage of perishable products. Obtain credit from suppliers where applicable for returned, damaged, or spoiled goods. Coordinate storage of items to be returned to suppliers.
  • Participate in periodic inventory counts. Conduct inventories as requested by management.
  • Attend weekly company meetings and review food cost summaries with the team.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

  • Competitive salry with full-benefits
  • Flexible work hours
  • Large opportunity for increased responsibility and growth in company
  • Employee discounts on all Chef’s Plate weekly meals