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National Purchasing Manager – Contract (12 months)

Aramark Canada Ltd

This is a Contract position in Mississauga, ON posted January 6, 2022.


About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.



The National Purchasing Manager’s role is to manage the development & execution of Global and Canadian contracts focusing on Protein category. The role will focus on managing to maximize category performance in meeting stakeholder needs and will be responsible for coordinating Canadian SCM efforts between the vendors, strategic assets & business operations teams to help ensure seamless execution. The manager will be responsible for working closely with internal stakeholders, through planning, implementing, and marketing efforts, which will drive growth, increase client satisfaction, and drive Aramark’s mission of enriching and nourishing lives.


The candidate will act as a primary SCM resource to drive top & bottom line returns targeted from prescriptive Canadian menu management activity & standardization approaches as part of a Global Procurement team.  Collaboration with Aramark stakeholders and the procurement team will be required to enhance category management strategies, tactics, and measurement tools (KPI’s). The candidate will be involved with all aspects of operational support including coordination of efforts between all internal stakeholders, distribution, vendors, and functional support.  Experience with protein food categories is required of the candidate. It would also be an advantage to have experience with Aramark or similar contract caterers, with their lines of business, marketing and support departments. This will be an individual contributor role and reports to the Director of Supply Chain Management.


This is a 12 months contract role covering for a Mat leave on the team.



  • Utilize standardized methodology to validate & execute Global category strategy and to align required stakeholders to ensure continuity of execution
  • Maintaining and/or strengthening the high quality standards for the products and services we use in our operations, while ensuring price competitiveness in categories of responsibility
  • Strategic supplier/category development on a Global & regional basis as required
  • Responding to both Global & Canadian markets with detailed needs analysis
  • Product Development and Testing
  • Preparation of formal or informal Requests For Proposal
  • Preparation and analysis of detailed financial proposals and development of recommendations
  • Prepare & issue final executed Supplier Agreements with contracted Suppliers
  • Provide clear, concise communication and support for the implementation of contracts and programs through distribution and to operational business stakeholders
  • Develop & approve Compliance Set-Ups
  • Monitor Product and Vendor Compliance to ensure maximum participation & alignment for operational support
  • Achieve and maintain acceptable levels of service from our Vendors
  • Line of Business interaction and support
  • Internal and external communications as it relates to contracts, pricing, new products and service procedures
  • Maintaining current status on program receivables as required


  • Completion of a Degree or Diploma in Business Management, Supply Chain or related field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications – Advanced Excel and PowerPoint Skills
  • A minimum of 3-5 years procurement experience in foodservices or retail Supply Chain and/or Category Management
  • Experience in account management within a group purchasing organization or a food brokerage would be ideal
  • Strong analytical and data interpretation skills
  • Excellent communication, relationship and influence skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with colleagues, suppliers and distributors 
  • Must be able to work independently with strong problem solving skills and innovative thinking
  • Project management experience

Vaccination requirement :- This office location requires all individuals working on site to be double vaccinated against COVID-19.


Please note all candidates considered for hire will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.