Reports to : Procurement Manager
Position Type : Permanent, Full Time
As the Purchaser, you are responsible for the timely procurement of goods and services to ensure cost effective commensurate with quality.
You must promote and maintain a high level of communication and liaise with the external supplier community and internal departments.
It is expected that you will conduct business with the best interest of Norsat in mind while following strong ethical and moral values.
Ensure all purchasing is in compliance with regulations and laws related to purchasing practices and in accordance with Norsat standard practices;
Place purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of parts and components to meet production schedule;
Analyze current procurement activities and recommends improvement through more efficient procurement methods, quantity discounts, standardization, value analysis and cooperative purchasing;
Solicit information regarding a variety of commodities from vendors to ensure cost effective commensurate with quality;
Recommend cost-effective substitute items where possible;
Liaise between vendors, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;
Identify potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers and building and maintain good relationships with them;
Expedite outstanding purchase orders to ensure delivery requirements are met; and
Other duties as assigned.
Certified Professional Purchaser accreditation and / or Business Degree would be considered an asset
5+ years of experience in a purchasing role in a manufacturing environment
Experience using an ERP / MRP system in a manufacturing environment, preferably Microsoft Dynamics NAVision.
Security Screening Requirement :
Norsat is a secure facility; thus, all employment is contingent upon the selected candidate’s successful clearance from federal security screenings, including Criminal Record Check.
No recruiters please.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
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