• Location
    Richmond, British Columbia
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Buyer / Purchasing

 Adecco is currently hiring for a temporary, full-time Purchaser, to work at a well-established food company in Richmond, BC. In this role, you will be utilizing your expert knowledge to purchase goods and services, mainly related to maintenance/cross functional team, that meet quality requirements and specifications at the most favorable price for the company, while simultaneously building and maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers. If you have a minimum of two years of progressive experience in a purchasing role, then this job is for you!

  • Pay rate: $ 24 / Hour
  • Location: Richmond, BC
  • Shifts: Monday – Friday| 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Job type: Full-time |Temporary
  • Transit Access: No
  • Parking: Free on site
  • Here’s why you should apply:  
  • Hires fast, pays weekly 
  • Vacation pay paid out on each weekly pay cheque 
  • Medical and dental benefits once qualified 
  • Free training programs  
  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Source, negotiate, contract and execute agreements to fulfill day-to-day business needs, primarily for high-value specialty materials & services not available on existing agreements and submitting daily work reports to the manager
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of the Maintenance and other departments.
  • Working 60% time in the office and 40% time in MRO stores for inventory management in coordination with MRO stores specialists and sending daily reports for jobs done
  • Liaise with maintenance stores specialists, maintenance planner and maintenance supervisors to ensure min-max level for all critical spares is maintained
  • Identify and explore alternate vendors for materials, equipment, or supplies for cost optimization
  • Evaluate the cost and quality of goods or services and keep records of all purchasing documents
  • Assist maintenance specialists/stores in inventory physical cycle counting
  • Negotiate purchase contracts tracking records and presenting them to the maintenance manager weekly
  • Maintain an up-to-date database for all orders and provide information for analysis and reporting to the maintenance manager.
  • Make alternate arrangements in the event of shortages or delayed deliveries to minimize the impact on the organization.
  • Perform other duties as necessary 
  • Requirements and Qualifications: 
  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain Management, Business, or a related field is needed
  • 2 years of progressive experience in a purchasing role is a must
  • Working knowledge of food industry maintenance requirements and best practices is preferred
  • Should have strong budget management skills, and proven success in a supervisory, management, or leadership role in Purchasing
  • Inventory management and CMMS (ERP/SAP) experience is a must
  • Comprehensive experience drafting vendor agreements including the ability to strategically assess and mitigate risk with vendors and suppliers through well-structured agreements
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization and with external stakeholders
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments and key business partners
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Must be legally eligible to work and reside in Canada
  • Don’t miss out on this Purchaser job opportunity in Richmond, BC. This is your chance to get your foot in the door with a well-established food company. Apply now and you will hear back from an Adecco Recruiter soon. 

    To find out more about Adecco Perks and how it can benefit you as an associate visit our page here: https://www.adecco.ca/en-ca/working-with-a-staffing-agency/adecco-perks/  
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    Reference number CA_EN_1_026526_2061955

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