At Valia, we are looking for talented and motivated people who strive to be the best in everything they do and make things happen. Be part of a company which gives you opportunities for both professional and personal development.

Valia also offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Executive Education Sponsorship
  • Volunteer opportunities


Supply Chain Director
Date: June 15, 2020
1 vacancy
Company: Valia Trading Corp.

  • Business information: Valia Trading Corp. is a company of professionals in the commerce and distribution of animal protein such as beef, chicken, pork and seafood worldwide.

  • Business address: 1530-4 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1S1 Work Location: The candidate will work in various locations throughout GTA and in China, Mexico and the United States.

  • Type of Employment: Full time - Permanent

  • Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible


  • Plan, develop and implement purchasing policies and procedures
  • Assign, co-ordinate and review projects and programs
  • Oversee the evaluation of the cost and quality of goods or services
  • Authorize the development of specifications for products or services
  • Manage contracts
  • Review and process claims against suppliers
  • Oversee the analysis of data and information
  • Oversee the preparation of reports
  • Advise senior management
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily operations
  • Authorize the development of specifications for products or services
  • Plan and control budget and expenditures for the business unit
  • Hire, train, direct and motivate staff
  • Manage the global supply base (suppliers)
  • Supervise the global logistics and operations throughout the supply chain
  • Overlook the performance of the different subsidiaries in different countries
  • Responsible for the gross margin of the business
  • Contribute and execute business growth strategies
  • Update portfolio of domestic logistics suppliers, mainly in Asia and Latin America
  • Update portfolio of seafood suppliers in Asia and Latin America
  • Update portfolio of customs agent, inland freight suppliers and cold storage


  • Education: A bachelor’s degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or economics is required
  • Experience: At least 5 years of experience as a purchasing agent or officer are required
  • Excellent oral and written communication, Judgement, Flexibility, Team player, Organized, Dependability, Initiative
  • Work under pressure, Large workload
  • Advanced experience in Global Logistics of food and perishable goods is required
  • Advanced experience in Quality Assurance and International Quality Standards, including traceability and regulations is required
  • Experience in risk assessment in the supply chain is required
  • Experience in marine cargo insurance negotiation and management is an asset
  • Experience with organizational KPIs: Operational, Financial is required
  • Experience in leading multiple departments, proven leadership skills is a great asset


English and Spanish (Spanish is mandatory as the candidate will perform tasks in Spanish, especially for suppliers in Latin America)

Knowledge requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of food production processes, including packaging
  • Advanced knowledge on manufacturing processes and international manufacturing standards
  • Advanced knowledge in Finance including Costing, P&L & Balance Sheet


$42.05 - $44.00 hourly, 40 Hours per week.


Performance bonus. Since business trips are required (national and international), the company will reimburse the costs of those trips.


Flexibility in schedule is required. Work schedule is from 9:00am to 6:00pm. 2 days off on a rotational basis.



1530-4 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1S1