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Operations clerck

November 20 2017
Industries Food, Catering, Beverage
Categories Accounting, Finance, Administrative, Clerical, Purchasing - Procurement, Billing, Inventory
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC

Founded in 1938, Agropur Cooperative is a North American dairy industry leader. With sales of $6 billion in 2016, the Cooperative is a source of pride for its 3,345 members and 8,000 employees. Agropur processes more than 5.9 billion litres of milk per year at its 39 plants across North America and boasts an impressive roster of brands and products including Natrel, Québon, OKA, Farmers, Agropur Signature, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Island Farms, BiPro, and the Ultima Foods joint venture's iögo and Olympic brands. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and we will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities during the selection process.

The Operations Clerk manages inventory levels and plans and optimizes procurement needs by purchasing required packaging, ingredients (except bulk liquids), cleaning products, plant supplies (excluding maintenance equipment and services), and office supplies.

The Operations Clerk replaces the other clerk colleague during vacation or other absences. Finally, the Operations Clerk supports the team by performing a variety of clerical tasks that ensure the plant runs smoothly.

More specifically, the Operations Clerk:

  • Manages inventory levels, plans and optimizes supply needs for packaging, ingredients (except bulk liquids), and supplies for the Cheese and Powder sectors and for the plant, and completes all purchase orders
  • Manages inventory levels and/or purchases the following items: ferments, cleaning products, stationary, telephone/ wireless supplies, coffee, milk/ cream, shoes, safety goggles, and uniforms, and completes all purchase orders
  • Maintains direct communication with suppliers to ensure delivery for amounts and dates requested (especially for products needed for production). Researches and requests submissions for all new supplies, according to specific requests or needs
  • Works closely with accounts payable and/or the supplier to quickly resolve any issues delaying invoice payment for their purchase orders (variance in quantity on purchase order and invoice, variance in price). Approves invoices for Agropur products
  • Ensures follow up of open purchase orders, enquires as to reason and takes necessary action to ensure they are closed
  • Completes satisfaction surveys on supplier services when required and answers questions from auditors during internal and external audits
  • Documents, produces and ensures follow up regarding complaints with the suppliers


  • You have a College diploma (DEC) in Administration or Business Administration Technology with two years of relevant experience, OR DEP or AEC in Manufacturing or Procurement Management or a diploma in any other related field may be considered along with experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of: Excel (formulas, pivot tables), Word, Outlook
  • Knowledge of Oracle and/or SAP is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Sharepoint is considered an asset
  • Autonomy, ability to learn and to manage several files simultaneously, capacity to work well under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills network