Purchasing Manager

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

Adecco is currently hiring for a Purchasing Manager for our client in Ottawa. This is a permanent opportunity with a leader in the defense and security technologies in Canada. This opportunity is offering full time hours, Monday to Friday. Competitive compensation package will be offered to the chosen candidate.


Purchasing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Leading a team through the execution of a unified SCM strategy.
  • Coordinating all activities necessary to successfully support the material and service procurement requirements of internal customers, primarily Manufacturing.
  • Provides focal review of SCM advanced planning and consolidation of forecast from revenue-down and proposal/project activity upward.
  • Analytical approach to understanding trends to predict future opportunity and or risk.
  • Ability to develop effective metrics.
  • Leading resolution of supplier performance problems, including crisis management, with regard to Quality, Delivery and Cost.
  • To be able to conceptualize complex issues and translate them to executable steps for quick resolution.
  • Responsible for clearly articulating issues and possible solutions.
  • Responsible for identifying risk, assess impact, and develop mitigation strategies.
  • To be able to defuse difficult situations.
  • Ensures adequate communication of requirements, forecasts, proposal status, project deliverables, acquisition strategies, vendor development, risk mitigation efforts and any other mission critical supply-side requirements.
  • Ensures adequate communication of SCM activities, strategies, progress and priorities to facilitate alignment of efforts, understanding and accountabilities.
  • Transmits potential short term and long term new vendor identification information to SCM teams to ensure full due diligence and qualification efforts occur prior to design-in or commercial commitments.
  • Bridges the organizations to ensure accurate target prices are set, actual historical values utilized in bids and ongoing improvements measured.
  • Building effective working relationships with senior management, internal customers, external customers, and strategic suppliers
  • Ensures intergroup gaps are closed and that SCM processes are optimized and mapped according to business unit strategies and businesses.
  • Participates in selected Vendor evaluations, supply chain design and integration, IRB/SME/Aboriginal business obligation strategies.
  • Supports the identification, benchmarking and development of key suppliers.
  • Major participant in annual SCM strategic planning exercise as the “voice of the internal customer” to ensure correct priorities are established.
  • Developing and maintaining supplier performance management and supplier qualification systems in accordance with ISO and AS9100 requirements
  • Strict adherence to ISO/AS9100 purchasing requirements as well as all laws (procurement, contract, export, etc.) and corporate policies


Purchasing Manger Qualifications:

  • University degree (Business Administration, Engineering or Accounting)
  • PMI, CPIM and/or CPP Certification
  • 10-15 years experience in a high technology, defense, government or manufacturing environment
  • Preferred experience in a military production environment
  • Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel)
  • Program/Project Management
  • ERP experience
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strict adherence to timelines; deadlines
  • Very customer focused

Must be able to obtain and maintain Canadian Security Clearance and a positive Controlled Goods Assessment. Eligibility to work in Canada either as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.


To be considered for this Purchasing Manager opportunity in Ottawa, please Apply Now!


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Reference number CA_EN_1_021956_1252180

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