Senior Supply Chain Specialist at COBS Bread


COBS Bread

Company: COBS Bread
Job type: Full-time, Hybrid
Role: Senior Supply Chain Specialist
Reports to: Supply Chain and Logistics Manager
Location: Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto


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COBS Bread is looking for a highly organized, collaborative self-starting Senior Supply Chain Specialist to join our Supply Chain team. Supporting the Supply Chain and Logistics Manager, this position supports supply chain activities for all COBS Canadian bakeries.

This role is essential in the continuous improvement of our supply chain operations. You will be responsible for the adoption of modern processes and analytics, enhancing the efficiency of our supply chain. Additionally, you’ll help oversee the procurement of high-quality ingredients and equipment, ensuring everything our bakeries need is on hand to create delightful products for our customers. Your contributions will be a key ingredient to our success in delivering joy through our baked goods!

Responsibilities include:

  • Innovate and enhance our reporting mechanisms, transforming raw data into visually compelling dashboards and scorecards that capture the essence of our distribution and supplier dynamics.
  • Pioneer automation in our supply chain management, streamlining projects and tasks for peak efficiency.
  • Deploy and oversee sophisticated contract utilization systems, ensuring alignment with our strategic goals.
  • Lead market intelligence efforts by conducting thorough research and pricing audits, providing actionable insights.
  • Craft and standardize procurement tools and templates, simplifying processes for maximum effectiveness.
  • Source and secure high-quality ingredients, packaging, and equipment
  • Cultivate and manage vendor relationships, conducting regular supplier evaluations to uphold our standards.
  • Communicate consistently with franchisees, ensuring they are informed and engaged with our supply chain updates.
  • Monitor and address bakery feedback, acting as a liaison to elevate franchisee concerns and enhance supplier collaboration.
  • Embrace a diverse range of responsibilities as needed to support our growth and success.


What You Bring to the Table:

  • Minimum 5+ years of supply chain, logistics, distribution, or procurement experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or certificates in business, logistics, operations, procurement or a related field is an asset
  • Supply Chain Management Professional designation is an asset
  • Experience in food service industry, franchise or retail business environment is an asset
  • Experience with business analytics tools, business intelligence tools and interpreting detailed data sets
  • Proven success making  improvements to business processes and procedures
  • Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office Suite, with a focus on MS Excel, Power Automate, Power BI
  • High level of organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet critical deadlines


What’s in it for You:

  • Flexible work arrangements with a combination of working in the Support Office and remotely.
  • A work from home reimbursement to ensure you’re set up for success.
  • Competitive salary and vacation plan and company bonus plan
  • A great Extended Health & Dental Benefit, Group RRSP Matching, and Health Spending Account
  • Paid sick and personal leave days.
  • Subsidized wellness program, and paid day for community service and volunteer time
  • An open, ‘continuous learning’ environment where professional development and career progression is encouraged.
  • Work within a dynamic, driven, high-achieving, close-knit and fun-loving team.
  • High level of autonomy and responsibility

We thank all applicants for their interest in COBS Bread but would like to advise that only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

About COBS Bread
With over 170 locations, COBS Bread serves fresh and delightful baked goods to communities across Canada. Any unsold items are donated daily to various local charities and food banks. The company’s success can be attributed to the quality of our product, the development of our people and our warm and friendly customer service.
COBS Bread is part of Bakers Delight – Established in 1980 operating as Bakers Delight in Australia and New Zealand, and since 2003 as COBS Bread in Canada and the USA. Together we have grown to more than 700 bakeries across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. The entire network employs over 15,000 people, serving more than 2.1 million customers each week.


Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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