Purchasing Manager

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Posting Date: May 27, 2021
  • Job Order ID: 519421
  • Consultant: Wade Simmons
  • Industry: Supply Chain / Purchasing

Working closely with other members of the management team, this position is required to provide effective leadership to the Procurement Department with responsibility to be a hands-on leader to oversee and manage the activities of the team.

  • Creating purchasing program and strategy that is to be implemented to support the business requirements.
  • Rationalize the procurement process, finding efficiencies with system utilization – develop and report KPIs as required to track data.
  • Vendor negotiations regarding cost, service and quality.
  • Source new vendors utilizing RFP process as required, and maintain relationships with current suppliers.
  • Meet or exceed inventory management requirements and targets with the support of the team.
  • Keep up to date information on market trends and products – including cost, demand / forecasting, depletion analysis.
  • Lead transportation/freight procurement process.
  • Proven leadership skills in a procurement / supply chain management role
  • Extensive knowledge of procurement processes, best practices, and systems
  • Experience in MRP and ERP
  • University or college degree, with SCMP designation considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
  • Strong negotiation skills and proven experience
  • Procurement experience in a packaging and/or manufacturing environment.

If this opportunity sounds like a fit for your experience, please send us your resume today!