Purchasing Manager
Vista Print
CA, ON, Windsor
5d ago

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, the Purchasing Manager is responsible for managing, directing, controlling and evaluating the overall purchasing function.

This position operates an effective and efficient department that supports multiple plant locations, while managing the implementation and use of sound purchasing practices.

In this role you will ensure all purchasing processes, transactions and external business relationships are in accordance with policy, procedure and the highest ethical standards.

In addition, the manager will lead the department to employ procurement category management process for the North American network in the oversight and renegotiation of all Business Unit managed contracts.

Working closely with relevant department / plant leaders will collaborate in order to achieve the best negotiating leverage resulting in the best total cost of ownership while ensuring continuity of supply and mitigating risk for the organization.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead, guide, and develop a team of 7+ supply chain professionals on a journey to procurement excellence. This includes strategy development and mentoring to manage multiyear contracts on a wide variety of materials and services.
  • Responsible for local procurement of MRO, indirect services and capital purchases for use in the Windsor, Reno & Dallas Production facilities.
  • Responsible to Collaborate with Global procurement as required to ensure appropriate requisition process, delegation of authority and commercial documents are in place for purchases with Global responsibility.
  • Ability to understand business requirements / requests and utilize / analyze the company’s databases to extract data required to create, support and execute strategies associated with TCO supplier management.
  • Ability to independently and confidently manage highly complex multi-functional, highly integrated situations involving plant management.
  • Analysis of highly complex supply chain transitions and ability to communicate that analysis at an executive level is expected.
  • Providing professional supply chain expertise and service to local management and global purchasing.
  • Responsible to manage resources and processes associated with maintaining crib inventory accuracy in Windsor. Primary responsibilities will include physical crib consolidation in the plant and MRO spare part commercial management.
  • Support the development and launch of new products by working with internal operations on new projects and line extensions, cognizant of established timelines and deliverables while managing expectations.
  • Responsible for establishing supply chain for new product introductions which may include commercial negotiation, establishing new suppliers and filling the supply pipeline.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (preferably SAP) to reflect differing approaches to procurement and vendor management
  • Participate on sourcing teams, provide internal cost roll ups, draft RFP's, analyze response and provide recommendations
  • Responsible for driving supplier process and internal improvement, reducing costs and optimizing inventory
  • Manage purchasing department expense budgets
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies and procedures
  • Participate in development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials
  • Review, evaluate and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids
  • Technical

  • Possess a broad knowledge of business practices which facilitates effecting interactions with global capital purchasing, operations, accounts payable and finance
  • Strong procurement and category management background in both MRO and raw materials
  • Stock and Materials management at vendor sites
  • International trading issues / imports / legal, awareness and management
  • Strong interpersonal and team building activities
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process; Familiar with manufacturing principles (MRP, Inv.)
  • Experience in dealing with conflict and resolution
  • Strong negotiating skills are key to achieve corporate cost targets, high service levels and material quality standard
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Good understanding of cost accounting as it relates to manufacturing
  • Experience

  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience in Supply Chain Management
  • Global sourcing experience and understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience with contracts, multi-year supplier management, and project oversight required
  • Understanding of the printing industry considered an asset
  • Education

  • University degree (BA business or MBA an asset)
  • PMAC CPP, CPIM or CSCP designation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Employer :

    Vistaprint is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status.

    Vistaprint welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process

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