Senior Buyer


PURCHASER (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Are you a logical, organized, and confident negotiator? If you’re skilled at establishing and maintaining relationships with key vendors, this opportunity is for you.

As Purchaser, you will maintain responsibility for sourcing materials, driving cost reduction initiatives, and leading negotiations. This role presents the opportunity to demonstrate your strong purchasing experience and knowledge of the manufacturing industry.

* Issue purchase orders for production and maintenance materials, packaging, office supplies, and contract services
* Prepare required documentation for requests for quotes (RFQ's) and requests for proposals (RFP’s)
* Work with supply base to negotiate and secure optimal pricing on materials
* Source new suppliers as necessary and lead new supplier qualification process
* Manage and track lead times on requisitioned materials; report on back ordered items
* Review and establish departmental policies and procedures to ensure consistency
* Lead continuous improvement initiatives to create efficiencies and reduce costs within the purchasing department

* 5+ years of progressive purchasing experience, ideally within the manufacturing sector
* Post-secondary education in purchasing (PMAC) or supply chain (SCMP) would be considered an asset
* Track record of leading cost saving initiatives
* Proven ability to negotiate optimal pricing through effective communication and relationship building
* Ability to demonstrate a high sense of urgency and workload organization

* Foot in the door with a company undergoing major transformation
* Lots of tenured employees with a wealth of knowledge and experience
* Comprehensive compensation package, including pension

Please send a resume (quoting job number 15977) to DAN LABELLE, Senior Recruitment Consultant, at [email protected] or call 204.926.3514 for more information.

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