Product Manager/Purchaser - Westward Parts

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date posted: Mar 12, 2021


Product Managers are responsible for driving success in their Product Lines by achieving sales targets, facilitating product sales training, participating in sales and marketing initiatives.


  • Engage Suppliers in our business by promoting opportunities with Westward Parts
  • Forecast market trends to identify changes in industry
  • Maintain electronic database detailing the total cost of acquisition for products and participate in the generation of their on-going pricing structure
  • Prepare miscellaneous reports for management and participate in operations strategy and risk management discussions
  • Effectively negotiate pricing and terms of conditions with suppliers
  • Manage and monitor inventory levels across all warehouse locations to meet internal and external demand of product to minimize out of stock situations
  • Work closely with carriers and explore any intercompany cost saving opportunities
  • Establishes shipment schedules, monitors Purchase Order status and progress
  • Proactively coordinate and monitor the flow of delivery of products, following established business processes and standardized tools to ensure efficiency. Including tracking freight quotes and recording incoming freight/logistics costs
  • Support Marketing Department with up to date information and product content
  • Contribute to the goals of the department by creating a positive work environment that includes respect for others, open communication and a commitment to teamwork. Participate in team meetings and contribute recommendations for improving workflow or creating efficiencies within the team
  • Other Responsibilities as delegated by Supply Chain Manager


Education and Experience:

  • Relevant experience in a manufacturing or agriculture business environment.
  • Related work experience in a supply chain-purchasing environment
  • Demonstrated negotiation experience and strong negotiations skills sets (communication, assertiveness, results-oriented, persuasive)
  • Post-secondary education and/or professional designation such as CPIM considered an asset

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must be organized with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to organize and analyze large amounts of data
  • Must be able to travel to different locations and attend to work issues where and when they occur.
  • JD Edwards experience is considered an asset.
  • Good understanding of Quality, Inventory and Logistics