Implement new “Procure to Pay” initiative under the guidance of the Procurement Manager
Issue requests for quotes/proposals and select the best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements.
Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities.
Complete purchase requests with domestic and international suppliers by inputting purchase orders, expediting deliveries, and verifying all transactions.
Handle correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and prices and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner as required.
Act as liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.
Process non-conforming material requests and RMA requests with supply chain partners.
Authorize payment for purchases by reviewing invoices and related documentation.
Maintain appropriate inventory levels consistent with targeted inventory goals and as set by management.
Maintain accuracy of stock code information, including lead-time, pricing, current supplier information, current purchase order data, etc.
Monitor supplier performance by ensuring that product is delivered as scheduled and meets specifications; maintaining appropriate files and records of meetings with suppliers to ensure Company requirements are met and that suppliers are aware of their performance.
Monitor all service agreements by conferring with suppliers; monitoring and recording service agreements to ensure terms are met.
Assist internal and external customers by interpreting laws, policy, codes, and regulations pertaining to purchasing; answer inquiries both orally and in writing concerning purchasing operations.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops and reviewing professional publications.
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing other job related tasks as needed; enabling other workers to achieve their job objectives.
Ensure compliance to Company policies and procedures.
Minimum of 3 year prior accounts buyer supervisor experience in a high-volume environment.
Ability to respond consistently with a high degree of initiative to resolve issues or complex problems that may arise.
Ability to maintain positive company image and brand.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Excel and Word.
Experience in using a variety of procurement software systems and / or with a procurement system within an ERP is an asset.
A focused customer satisfaction approach in dealing with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent personal organizational skills and professional attention to detail.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Free of any criminal record in which a Pardon has not been issued.
Additional Salary Information: Health Benefits and RRSP match after probation period