Director, Sourcing and Purchasing, Confidential Client

North America


Our client is a leading North American packaging distributor. The company, across its various divisions, sources and supplies businesses in the Food and Beverage industry across North America.


Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, the Director, Purchasing and Sourcing, will be a key member for all global vendors who supply glass, plastic, and closures to the company’s branches across North America.


The Director will oversee a team of Purchasing and Sourcing professionals and work collaboratively with the regional Sales teams to ensure the company’s vendor base is providing a competitive product set and excellent service to all customers across North America.


They will have excellent negotiation, analytical/problem solving skills and industry expertise to make data driven and technical product recommendations. They are responsible for managing vendor product offerings, quality, lead times and price to effectively support the North American market.


Our client seeks an outstanding Director, Sourcing and Purchasing who can seamlessly oversee the acquisition of goods and services essential for the company’s operations. The ideal candidate can optimize an organization's supply chain by developing sourcing strategies, managing vendor relationships, negotiating contracts, and ensuring cost-effective purchasing processes. The ideal candidate is results-oriented and flourishes in a collaborative environment. Experience gained in a distribution environment would be considered a strong asset.


Technical understanding of glass/plastic/closure product set is considered a strong asset. 


To fill this position, our client has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online below.


For more information, please contact Caleb Herrick, Consultant, of Odgers Berndtson at We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Our client is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and our client throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.

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