• Location: Winnipeg, MB
  • Type: Exec | Professional
  • Job #21170

JOB TITLE: Purchaser
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB
INDUSTRY: Manufacturing / Millwork
STATUS: Full-Time / In-Person

Join the team of one of North America’s leading manufacturers for retail spaces. As Purchaser, you’ll manage vendor relationships, oversee procurement, establish buying contracts, strategize purchases, source materials, and implement operating procedures to streamline purchasing activities. This role is pivotal in ensuring timely acquisition of materials, maintaining efficient inventory levels, and cost savings. If you’ve got a solid background in purchasing and vendor relations, apply today!

This top-rated manufacturer has over 60 years of stellar service, with a collaborative and innovative workplace culture. Management values professional development and growth, so opportunities to develop your skills and move upward are abundant. 

* Vendor Management: Identify, evaluate, and manage relationships with vendors and suppliers; negotiate terms, pricing, and contracts to secure favorable agreements; monitor vendor performance, and address issues.
* Buying Contracts & Strategies: Develop and implement effective buying strategies aligned with business objectives; establish and manage buying contracts to ensure compliance and maximize value; continuously assess market conditions and industry trends to adapt strategies accordingly.
* Sourcing & Procurement: Source materials, components, and equipment required for manufacturing processes; coordinate across departments to understand material needs and ensure timely procurement; conduct market research to identify new suppliers and materials for competitive positioning.
* Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): Create and implement SOPs for the purchasing process, ensuring consistency and efficiency; educate relevant stakeholders on SOPs to maintain adherence across organization; review and optimize SOPs to enhance effectiveness and streamline operations.
* Category Management: Manage material categories, identify cost-saving opportunities, mitigate risks, and collaborate cross-functionally to align strategies with business objectives.

* Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, or relevant field
* 3-5+ years in procurement/purchasing roles in a manufacturing setting
* Strong negotiation skills; a track record of successful vendor management
* Proficiency in procurement software and MS Office; experience with ERP/MRP systems is an asset
* Analytical mindset; can interpret data to make strategic decisions
* Excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills

Send a resume (quoting job number #21170 to Dan LaBelle, Senior Recruitment Consultant and Trainer at [email protected]

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