Procurement Manager


Title: Head of Procurement
Department: ISC Canada Reports to: CEEI Procurement Director, doted line to ISC Director – Canada

Company Background
Carlsberg Canada Inc. (CCI) is the Canadian Division of Carlsberg Breweries A/S which is the World’s 3rd largest brewer and one of the fastest growing brewers in the World. With over 100 beer brands in our portfolio Carlsberg sells beer in over 140 countries worldwide while producing beer under license in over 40 countries.

Carlsberg Canada recently purchased Waterloo Brewing Ltd. so Carlsberg Canada includes the production, distribution and commercialization of Carlsberg and Waterloo products as well as various co-manufacturing partnerships.

Role Summary
To lead Direct and Indirect procurement for Canada. 80% of the suppliers for the Canada business are based in North America so this role will work with Carlsberg Group Procurement in some areas and have full responsibility for procurement in cases where there are no global partnerships or arrangements.

Carlsberg purchasing policy and all relevant manuals.
Current and future market information on applicable commodities, Industry indexes, forecasts, and major material cost drivers
Identifying potential new sources of supply for cost savings, operations efficiency, and or business continuity planning.
Oversee performance of inbound logistics and relationships with material supplier partners
Category Strategies – Savings Initiative planning – implementation
Continuously contracting and improving supplier agreements
Supplier KPI’s and SLA’s as required.
Code of conduct/sustainability/supplier assessment tool
Tendering practices.
Monthly, quarterly, and or annual procurement reports.
Travel as necessary.
Management reporting to regional procurement and local management

A business degree and or a Purchasing designation is highly preferred.
5-10 years of experience as a Procurement Manager in a manufacturing environment.
Experience in Packaging (food, CPG Business) would be an asset.
Computer proficiency (MS Office, Word, Excel, PP)
Driven, committed, self-motivated and high energy.
Good communication skills
Strong contract negotiation skills and knowledge of basic raw materials.
Willingness towards change. Result / Execution focused.
Strong knowledge of purchasing principles, tendering processes, supplier selection, supplier management, including relationship development with both suppliers and direct reports.
Knowledge of and hands on experience with ERP systems for material purchases and reporting.
In depth understanding of freight and logistical movement of inbound material as well as overseas logistics
Proven leadership skills from past management experience.


For us growth has always been in the diverse mix of our people, our beers and our brands.

At Carlsberg, we want to recruit and develop people with a global mindset, cultural understanding, and international experience to ensure that our organization stays agile, inclusive and prepared for future growth. Only by acknowledging and harvesting from different perspectives and experiences, will we gain competitive advantage and leverage the effect of diversity for business growth.

Carlsberg aims to create equal access to opportunity regardless of social identity, and we encourage everyone to apply regardless of gender, nationality, race, religion or any other characteristics protected by law.

Carlsberg Canada is committed to employing a diverse workforce and encourage all qualified professionals to apply. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $100,000.00-$120,000.00 per year

Casual dress
Company events
Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance
On-site parking
Paid time off
RRSP match
Store discount
Tuition reimbursement
Vision care
Work from home
Flexible Language Requirement:
French not required
Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
Bonus pay

Application question(s):
What is your salary expectation?

Bachelor’s Degree (required)

Procurement Manager: 10 years (required)
Manufacturing: 5 years (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Kitchener, ON N2B 3X9