Job Order: 3774

Base Salary:




Job Description:

Sirius Personnel is a Placement and Headhunting Agency that Specializes in Sales and Marketing Professionals in Montreal. (


Profile: Our client is in the food industry and he is looking to hire a buying and sourcing specialist. Your role will be to ensure that we deliver high-quality products from all over the world at an affordable price. You must have experience as an international buyer in the food industry; ideally, fruits and vegetables.

Territory: Quebec & Ontario

Workplace: Montreal (VSL)

Products/Services: fruits and vegetables

Salary: $55,000 - $75,000

Commissions/Bonus: to be determined

Car allowance: to be determined

Expenses reimbursement: all reasonable business expenses will be refunded

Other Benefits: not now



  • Develop and build new relationships with suppliers
  • Develop new products from start to end
  • Responsible for planning, projections and buying of merchandise
  • Request samples
  • Handle logistics for all your projects
  • Negotiate best quality, best price
  • Ask for spec sheets
  • Manage claims and solve all issues relating to your projects
  • Perform market research
  • Evaluate inventory received and perform quality inspections

Job Requirements:


100% Buying, sourcing, inventorying management, and customer services.

Road vs. Office (%): 100% in office

Languages: English and French

Education: post-secondary degree

Training: on-the-job training, but you must come from the food industry.  

Overnight Travel: N/A  

Years of experience: 3-10 years experience in purchasing from international suppliers, sourcing and buying perishable or other food items. As well as managing inventory.

Other requirements:

  • Being used to work in small or medium businesses
  • Must know the import process
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Detail-oriented and autonomous
  • Great at negotiation, communication, stakeholder management, and organizational skills
  • Great team player with leadership
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a problem-solving attitude
  • Willing to get your hands dirty: being comfortable negotiating supplier terms as well as placing orders and ensuring timely deliveries.

Transferable contacts: N/A

Transferable Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of SAP and iTrade
  • Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Prices and terms negotiations
  • Working with perishable food at variable prices
  • Conduct competitive intelligence and transmit information to the business team.

Contact Details:


Felicia Sangare
625 Rene Levesque West, Suite  1616
Montreal, Quebec
H3B 1R2

Publication date: 08/02/2021