Purchasing Agent
Calgary, AB, CAN
5d ago

We Are

Thermon Canada Inc., (NYSE : THR) is an Industrial Technology company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Through its global network, Thermon provides safe, reliable and mission critical industrial process heating solutions.

Thermon serves the global energy, power generation and chemical markets to provide innovative solutions for industrial heating applications by deeply understanding our customers' needs.

Thermon specializes in providing complete flow assurance, process heating, temperature maintenance, freeze protection and environmental monitoring solutions.

Our values of Care, Commit and Collaborate are the bedrock of how we conduct business both internally and externally.

Thermon has an established record of innovation and excellence. We recognize this is only possible with the hard work and dedication of our employees.

We strive to maintain a dynamic and diverse workforce.

We offer environments where collaboration, mentoring and professional growth are encouraged. Ideal candidates for our team will recognize the value of being a part of an organization that not only provides a competitive wage but that also promises a great career.

The Role

The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for purchasing of products and services, manage supplier / vendor relationships, act as the primary point of contact for business stakeholders for the assigned products and services, ensure on time delivery of products, and negotiate with suppliers for favourable price, quality, delivery, and payment terms.

Work closely with the General Manager (Plant), Purchasing Department, Production Team and Operational Leaders to work on cost savings measures.

What You Will Do

  • Prepare Request for Quote (RFQ) packages and communicate with suppliers.
  • Process PO Requisitions and place POs with qualified suppliers utilizing the latest and active quotes in AX12.
  • Update AX12 with price, lead time, supplier promise date, and supplier information.
  • Lead supplier communication on all changes due to, including but not limited to, Engineering Change Orders, drawing revisions, part revisions, MRP Need Date, Push-outs and Pull-ins, Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs), Goods Receiving, etc.
  • Work closely with Production team to manage alignment of PO Need Date with Mfg. Demand Date. Ensure timely communication of date changes between Thermon and suppliers.
  • Develop "production hot list" and prioritize supplier delivery.

  • Manage Supplier delivery performance using AX12 reports and communicate with suppliers as needed.
  • Level-load suppliers to reduce capacity and supply risks. Monitor Supplier capacity and quality issues that may negatively impact Fulfilment.
  • Solicit assistance from Mfg. Quality to ensure supplier qualification criteria are met prior to awarding POs.
  • Collaborate with Production, Quality, and suppliers for timely First Article deliveries.
  • Work with Quality Team and help resolve quality issues resulting from NCRs, Customer Issues, etc.
  • Champion Physical Inventory Count process and cycle count process for timeliness and inventory accuracy.
  • Track and manage inventory turn, inventory levels, and inventory related metrics.
  • Identify inventory discrepancies and drive root-cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Be a subject matter expert in AX12 ERP Planning and Purchasing processes.
  • Support key Procurement projects as needed.
  • Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Logistics, or Business Administration.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of hands-on Purchasing experience.
  • Experience in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working with financial systems such as Microsoft Dynamics AX a plus.
  • What You Bring To This Role

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills required with an emphasis on attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, while also contributing to team morale and deliverables.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure to meet time restraints.
  • Must have a positive attitude and be self-motivated.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with vendors.
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiations and relationship building.
  • Able managing large and complex projects.
  • Thermon https : / / thermon.applicantpool.com

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