Are you hungry to innovate? To do things differently? To work with a company that’s real, thoughtful and very forward-thinking?

Meet Riverside. We are an organic, “better for you” snack company, manufacturing award-winning, nutritious, allergen-free snacks. Your kids know us as MadeGood, tasty school-safe snacks. Your workout buddies grab GoodTo Go Keto certified bars. And your pup begs for a Cookie Pal treat, our human-grade, vegan dog treats.

At Riverside, we make delicious snacks that are good in every way. From our ingredients to our manufacturing practices, we’ve raised every bar on every aspect. We’re friendly and focused on creating foods that are good for you and good to the planet as well. Riverside Natural Foods is B-Corp certified, Triple-Bottom Line, Zero Waste, and Canadian owned and operated.

Come work with a new Canadian leader! We value teamwork, humility, respect, ownership, adaptability, passion and fun. Our amazing culture is reflected in our recent employee engagement score of 92%!

You can learn more about us at www.riversidenaturalfoods.com

We continue to grow and today are looking for a committed, talented, star to join our team as our Buyer-Packaging.

Position Summary/Objectives

The Packaging Buyer is primarily responsible for the purchasing packaging materials required for production of specific house brands (RNF Pet & GoodToGo) and private label accounts. They are to maintain appropriate inventory levels based on various parameters and work with vendors to create “win-win” partnerships.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate and uphold Riverside’s Core Values
  • Create, review, and communicate purchase orders and/or contracts to our vendor partners
  • Ensure best purchasing options are evaluated to maximize efficiency and cost
  • Track and/or manage releases of vendor-managed inventory (VMI) as required
  • Monitor, update and report on vendor contracts
  • Work cross-functionally between transportation, Marketing, Engineering and Planning team as needed to ensure quality and timely deliveries
  • Represent procurement in commercialization and launch projects for Pet, Private label and Good To Go accounts
  • Initiate, cultivate, and enhance relationships with our partners
  • Always strive for win-win solutions and outcomes when working with our vendor partners
  • Strive for continuous improvement in the procurement process
  • Stay proactive on industry trends and lead times to mitigate risk
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Supply Chain, Business or Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management training or experience is an asset
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel including pivot tables, formulas, VBA and macro creation.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with SAP

Skills & Abilities

  • Proven ability to thrive under tight timelines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • PASSIONATE with a positive attitude with a desire to learn and collaborate
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills, self-starter with a high level of initiative and ADAPTABILITY
  • Demonstrates HUMILITY throughout the company on a daily basis
  • Aptitude to exhibit, RESPECT and protect Riverside’s Core Values in a changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player with a positive attitude

What We Offer:

  • MadeGood and GoodTo Go products at employee prices
  • Health, Dental, and Vision benefits and Long-Term Disability insurance with all premiums paid by the company
  • RSP matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Values-based leadership
  • Fun activities such as Family Day at Canada’s Wonderland, Canada Day Celebration, Escape Room and more!

How to Apply:

If you have the commitment to excellence, the energy, the attitude and experience we need, then please submit your resume to careers(AT)riversidenaturals.com with the subject line Buyer-Packaging or click the apply button!

Riverside Natural Foods is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you have a disability and require accommodation in the interview process, please let us know when you apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to volume, please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.