Job Summary & Responsibilities
We are hiring a Senior Buyer to be based out of our client’s corporate office in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Our client is the leading manufacturer and distributor of new age, cutting edge rubber products and has been a market leader for half a century in North America.
The company has aggressive growth plans and a great work culture.This role will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer : SCOPE OF ROLE :
To purchase materials to support the domestic manufacturing facilities and import sourcing team. Materials will include, raw materials and finished goods according to forecast demand, MRO supplies (maintenance / repair / operations), freight, capital equipment, and corporate services.
To source new materials as directed.
Source new materials as requested by Operations / R&D / Marketing / Engineering.
Source products from our Client' global partners for distribution.
Consolidate and optimize purchasing of MRO supplies.
Initiate request for quotes and supply agreements for items not already covered under purchasing agreements.
Work with suppliers to find new and innovative methods to reduce costs and lead times
Maintain regular contact with key suppliers to build and maintain relationships.
Improve existing purchasing policies and procedures
Post-secondary education- a completed degree, diploma or certificate is preferred.
5-10 years of purchasing experience, with some at a senior level, preferably in a manufacturing environment
APICS , PMAC or SCMA certification is an asset
Computer skills including Excel, Word, Adobe, Epicor
Analytical and detail orientated
Self-starter, capable of working under minimum supervision
Experienced with contract review and modification
Fluency in both spoken and written Mandarin is an asset
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with your updated resume in MS Word format.