Halliwell Consulting
Goderich, Ontario
6h ago


  • Effective purchasing of stock inventory, non-stock material and services and project / capital material and services, ensuring appropriate sourcing, negotiations and contract development and documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate supply contracts on MRO purchasing, including loading of contract pricing into the system to permit automated release of contracted inventory items.
  • Ensure site policies, procedures and government regulations are adhered to, including WSIB, liability insurance and WHMIS.

  • Follow up and resolve with Accounts Payable any invoice discrepancies, ensuring costs in the system are accurate.
  • Analyze inventory levels on stock items and purchases replacement items as required and per established purchasing standards, best practices and production requirements;
  • adjust reorder levels to reflect current usage and effective inventory management. Setup new item numbers as required. Manage obsolete items as required.

  • Setup and manage consignment and committed inventory agreements with suppliers to ensure accuracy and availability.
  • Selects vendors, assesses vendor capabilities, develops alternative sources and evaluates vendor performance. Negotiate price and delivery on purchased goods and services as required.
  • Assist and monitors alliance / contract price agreements. Negotiation and settlement of warranty claims.

  • Work with customs brokers on complete and accurate cross-border shipments.
  • Assures that open purchase orders are tracked, followed up on and expedited as needed; actively engaged in realizing, capturing and reporting cost savings opportunities.
  • Issues purchase orders and maintain positive supplier relations. Work proactively with internal and external customer to maintain high level of confidence and working relationships;
  • work with maintenance, engineering and operations in quoting and sourcing non stock needs.

  • Assist manager in contract preparation and / or review. Maintain blanket services agreements.
  • Actively participate in Compass Minerals Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) programs and use the tools of CIP to improve work flows.
  • Participate in career enhancement programs to attain / maintain professional level buying skills.
  • Attend monthly safety meetings.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree, preferably in Business
  • Certification requirements : CPP, CPSM, C.P.M., S.C.M.P or equivalent preferred or additional related work experience.
  • Five (5) years of purchasing experience including sourcing, contract development and negotiations
  • General parts or mechanical knowledge a plus.
  • Heavy industrial experience a plus.
  • Good understanding of and experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Internet.
  • MRP / ERP software experience with JD Edwards, SAP, Oracle or similar an asset.
  • Must have excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Multi-task with interruptions, superior organization and follow-up ability is essential.
  • Ability to work well with little supervision.
  • Adaptable to change in demands and priorities.
  • Good communication skills, works well with all levels of management, multiple personality types, and outside parties.
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