Supply Specialist Direct Materials

  • 2-3 Year
  • Mississauga
  •   Posted On: September 24, 2018
  •   Skills:  Purchasing, SAP SD, Supply Chain Management

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities


• Provides strong leadership for the supply function within the business

• Accountable for providing the voice of the business and working with the Sourcing group to tailor category strategies to fit the business and balance global versus regional / business team needs.

• Accountable for the supply of packaging materials across various MLF Plants by analyzing demand reports and ensuring the guaranteed availability of materials on a rolling 12-week basis.

• Works closely with internal and external stakeholders to solve any supply issues that may arise (e.g. expediting orders, pricing discrepancies, etc.)

• Leads the communication with cross-functional project teams on logistics for new product launch products and packaging transitions to meet tight timelines.


• Effective supply of goods and services to the business.

• Category strategies clearly understood and supported by the business stakeholders.

• Developed positive and efficient working relationship with all internal stakeholders

• Continuous support provided on multiple projects flowing through the innovation pipeline at a given time


• Post-secondary education

• 2 to 3 years of work experience (preferably in purchasing, supply chain or customer service)

• SAP Competence

• Solid project and change management skills

• Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work under time pressures

• Demonstrated ability to collaborate as an effective team member

• Good communication and problem solving skills

• Attention to detail with a strong customer service focus

• Conceptual thinking to understand the total system flow to resolve issues.

• Ability to multitask and display strong analytical thinking skills

• Exercise good judgement and critical thinking

• Understanding of Six Sigma methodology

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