Grain Buyer, Avena Foods, Regina, SK
Avena Foods is recruiting a Grain Buyer for its expanding business in gluten-free oats and pulses. This role is responsible for the cost-effective procurement of oats and pulses to meet Avena’s sales, production and quality assurance requirements, and for maintaining excellent relationships with farmers. The incumbent works with other Avena grain buyers and has primary responsibility for oat procurement. They also work closely with the Grain Supply Coordinator and Cleaning Plant Operators to ensure good planning and logistics to bring oats into Avena’s facilities. Location is in Rowatt, SK, on the outskirts of Regina.
The successful applicant will possess a diploma or degree in Agriculture or other relevant training or experience. Your primary attributes must include being highly-organized and results-oriented. You must also have the interpersonal and communication skills to maintain excellent farmer customer relationships, including under difficult commercial circumstances.
Avena has an exceptionally collaborative workplace culture and the successful candidate must be very team oriented. We also have top notch food safety and quality programs, which must be supported enthusiastically by our grain buying staff. Experience dealing with Canadian farmers would be a definite asset.
Avena Foods partners with growers and processors bringing safe, sustainable, nutritious oat and pulse ingredients to consumers around the globe. This is a dynamic and fast-growing business with great future opportunities. Our staff operate according to our core values, which are “Do the right thing when no one is looking”, “Dive in, speak up and leave a mark’, ”Welcome challenges with a smile” and “Collaborate to do great things with customers, farmers and colleagues”. If that sounds like a place where you would like to work, contact us about this position.
Starting date: TBD.
Application deadline: TBD