Position Title: Purchaser
Department: Operations
Term: Permanent, Full-time (1)
Location: Vancouver, BC
Reports to: VP Operations
Application Closing Date: Until the position is filled

Since 1956, Sunrise Soya Foods has been trusted by generations to produce healthy and delicious soy products. As Canada’s leading tofu manufacturer, we are dedicated in our commitment to putting Goodness First® behind everything that we do. From our products to our workplace, we adhere to our values of: Customer Focus, Honesty and Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Corporate Citizenship.

Our Vancouver team is currently seeking a Purchaser to join our growing team. 


The Purchaser oversees the procurement and inventory performance of commodity groups as designated by the VP Operations for both Sunrise Vancouver and Toronto facilities.  The incumbent ensures that all purchasing is done according to company guidelines. 


  1. Responsible for the supply chain for key company commodities as assigned by VP Operations, by maintaining consistent quality and cost targets.
  2. Develops, implements, evaluates and maintains procurement programs and processes.
  3. Develops specifications, and conducts competitive bids and proposals.
  4. Tracks market movements in all commodities assigned to evaluate long-term price trends.
  5. Negotiates prices, terms and conditions. Administers contracts and PO’s, and monitors vendor performance.
  6. Assists in the management of the movement and placement of materials and the proper rotation of stock in the warehouse.
  7. Contains and reduces the cost of purchasing, reviews monthly expenditures and investigates any price discrepancies.
  8. Establishes partnership with vendors and provides feedback to resolve any problems with quality control or service issues.
  9. Assists in inventory cycle counts as part of the company’s inventory accuracy initiative.
  10. Produces monthly status report to VP Operations to identify overall status of projects, major achievements, goals for next period, risk assessment, and problems and recommended solutions.
  11. Collaborates with vendors, R&D, production, QA, and other relevant departments for implementation of new or improved products for the marketplace.
  12. Ensures food safety practices and processes are followed including SQF and GMP standards. Reports any potential food safety related problems and/or non-compliance to own Manager, Production management team and Technical Services management team.
  13. Coordinates the disposition of obsolete inventory.
  14. Performs other duties as directed by the VP Operations.

Job Specification 

  • College or university degree in a related discipline.
  • A recognized certificate in Purchasing is an asset

Related Experience 

  • 2-4 years of purchasing/ procurement experience.


  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP procurement systems.
  • Excellent English communications skills
  • Strong computer skills in MS office applications 


  • Internal - All Departments
  • External - Vendors, sales representatives, customs brokers, freight forwarders, freight companies, CFIA, Rabbinical Council of BC, design agencies. 


  • Works predominantly in an air-conditioned office environment but sometimes requires being in a production, warehouse or cold storage environment.
  • Permanent full-time position.
  • As per business needs, available on call after work hours and on weekends for emergencies.

Please email, mail, or fax your resume/CV to:

Sunrise Soya Foods
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
729 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1H5
Email: humanresources@sunrise-soya.com
Fax: 604-254 2828