Careers

Buyer

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date posted: Jul 20, 2021

PURPOSE and SCOPE

Ensure MRO materials are effectively sourced, and delivered to MacDon Industries on time, within quality standards and at a competitive price.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The following are the main job responsibilities and priorities for this position:

  • Works with the Maintenance department on sourcing products and services
  • Creates and issues purchase orders based on Maintenance requirements
  • Monitors past dues and expedites when necessary.
  • Collaborates closely with Maintenance and the Purchasing team on New Projects and vendor selection
  • Helps identify cost reduction opportunities through benchmarking and Vendor / Maintenance collaboration
  • Works Closely with Purchasing Manager and Supplier Approval Board to ensure partnering with quality suppliers that are capable of meeting MacDon’s quality expectations.
  • Obtains competitive price quotes
  • Assists Accounts Payables in resolving invoice discrepancies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in supply chain or a related discipline preferred.
  • Experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment.
  • Prior MRO purchasing experience is an asset.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Candidate should be an innovative self starter and be able to work independently and as part of a multi-skilled team.
  • Blueprint reading skills.
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems, proficiency with Excel.
  • Excellent internal and external stakeholder relationship management skills.
  • Candidate should be able to employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills while making decisions based on multiple options and decisively determine the right course of action.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines.