Senior Buyer

GFR Pharma is a privately held manufacturer of natural health products.  As a proud Canadian company located in Coquitlam B.C., we are committed to manufacturing high-quality products for our customers. With the continued growth of our company we are seeking to hire an experienced “Senior Buyer” to join our team.

Main Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Consult with internal customers to establish clear and concise purchase requirements.
  • Ensure best practices are followed by investigating possible supply sources, evaluating supply alternatives, developing, and analyzing competitive bids from suppliers.
  • Build and maintain effective business relationships with suppliers that press cost competitiveness and efficient delivery of goods and/or services.
  • Work with the department Manager to monitor, direct, plan, and lead activities of the team and resolve complex supplier/contractor issues and internal and external disputes.
  • Monitor supplier performance and ensuring compliance to contract scope, commercial and legal terms; identify and track contractor and supplier key performance indicators.
  • Provide input and recommendations into strategic decisions and provides professional and technical expertise to stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to mine, sort, and clean data from various sources/systems.
  • Understanding of production planning practices and the ability to trouble-shoot supply chain challenges in collaboration with the planning team to ensure on-time customer delivery and operational efficiency.
  • Ability to work independently, creatively, and efficiently with minimal direction in an unstructured environment.
  • Total ownership of portfolio performance with the ability to effectively articulate market state to all levels of the organization as required.
  • Committed to Safety, Food Safety and Quality practices.

Experience & Education:

  • Degree in Business, Commerce, or Supply Chain.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in procurement, and/or strategic sourcing
    (food manufacturing environment will be considered an asset).
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of procurement process.
  • Working knowledge in GMP, HACCP, and other food quality & safety regulations.
  • Familiar with ERP/MRP systems; SAP experience will be considered an asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical or food industry highly valued.

We value our employees and provide a respectful, safe and supportive work environment!  Along with competitive wages, we offer a fully paid comprehensive benefit package upon completion of a 3 month probation period.

If you are interested in joining our team, we look forward to receiving your resume to  Only individuals selected to be interviewed will be contacted. 

Thank you for your interest in GFR Pharma Ltd!


We cannot wait any longer to express our appreciation for your help during our production process.

We thank you for your professional suggestions and the quick responses to every question we have had; you have been so patient in helping us with every one of our inquiries.

Your guidance throughout the entire product development and production is a tremendous support to us.
Great first experience manufacturing my product with GFR. I am definitely going to be utilizing your services in the future for more of our products and look forward to our next project with you. Thanks again!
Please forward my sincere gratitude to the GFR team. You guys are seriously, seriously on-it!
Chris GFounder
In all my years, I can honestly say, no other company I have ever worked with has provided me with such an unparalleled level of care and service. Literally, GFR Pharma has provided my company with the best level of service I have ever experienced. You are that good, that efficient, that professional.

If there was a problem, it was fixed. If there was a challenge, it was met. If there was a deadline, it was met.

It’s time for an official thank you.
We appreciate our relationship with GFR. From QC to communications, we have found working with GFR to be a pleasure, highlighted by excellent communications and reliable delivery dates. Thank you.
Michael BentleySierraSil Health Inc.
I always prefer to make our products at GFR if possible, because I am confident with your product quality and service for us.

We are growing well steadily in the Korean market and so orders are continuous and items keep increasing.

I really hope to work closely with GFR with most of our products.
James T.President