• Category
    Industrial & manufacturing - Supply / Material
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario

Adecco is currently hiring for a Purchaser for our client in Ottawa South. This is a permanent, full time opportunity, with a leader in the HVAC industry. Competitive compensation package offered with salary based on level of experience.

The Purchaser is responsible for the procurement and inventory management goals of predetermined commodities within an ERP environment.   The Purchaser will demonstrate a solid understanding of key business areas affecting the Supply Chain and has an understanding of how their work impacts cross functional groups.

Purchaser Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing the sourcing strategy across a variety of component categories including but not limited to: metal, plastics, electronics and mechanical components. etc.
  • Establish and maintains effective supplier partnerships, drive strategy that ensures supplier quality, delivery, lead time, and cost performance goals
  • Ability to conduct global sourcing projects related to the assigned product portfolio
  • Can evaluate and audit new suppliers, analyses and evaluate quotations submitted by potential suppliers to assure that the quality, quantity, delivery terms and cost are acceptable.
  • Conduct contract negotiations.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategy for both domestic NA and international sources.
  • Accountable for timely and effective planning, development and execution to meet project timelines and cost saving goals.
  • Identifies, researches and implements new material and processes to drive cost down efforts.
  • Recognized as an expert with a deep understanding and knowledge of market drivers and manufacturing techniques over a span of different material types.
  • Conducts competitor and industry analysis to identify cost, material selection, manufacturing techniques and materials sourcing to improve the company’s competitive position.
  • Maintain inventory availability while minimizing working capital investment
  • Maintain accurate product information, purchasing, pricing and cost data in SAP
  • Evaluate part usage patterns to make decisions to control inventory. Conduct ABC analysis
  • Work with the appropriate departments to ensure that selected vendors have the ability to meet quality and delivery requirements
  • Effectively respond to complex material purchasing issues and or project and demonstrates a high level assurance in decision making.
  • Collaboratively work in an international team environment; contribute ideas and alternate approaches when issues or conflicts arise.
  • Take co-operative measures to meet shared company goals to reduce costs, improve on time delivery and improve quality.
  • Analyses proposals, tender, negotiate conditions and manage contracts, records and supplier performance.
  • Improve supply chain co-ordination and integration within the organization.

Purchaser Requirements include:

  • 2-3 years purchasing experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with experience in sourcing international (NA and Asia).
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or other business discipline or equivalent education combined with relevant job experience.
  • Strong technical understanding and interest.
  • Fluent in English (reading, writing, spoken), basic knowledge of French an asset.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Basic skills; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Proficient user of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. Experience using MRP systems such as SAP.
  • Professional Certification in Supply Chain.
  • Familiarity with JIT systems, Kanban and LEAN.
  • Proven experience in major contract negotiation and administrations.
To be considered for the Purchasing opportunity in Ottawa, please Apply Now!



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