Purchasing Manager – Winnipeg

Website NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Job description:

Regular communication with vendors

Set strategic direction for materials group

Coaching and developing the purchasing team

Be proactive in sharing information and knowledge to stakeholders, within and between departments as well as outside the organization

Establish a negotiation strategy and then plan, prepare and conduct negotiations considering relevant factors and achieve win-win results

Present ideas effectively to individuals and/or groups

Anticipate potential obstacles and develop contingency plans to overcome them

Consider the organizations priorities when making decisions or analyzing costs & benefits of alternative solutions

Supervise and direct activities of staff Buyers

Work closely with production, manufacturing, quality assurance and engineering in course of duties to ensure optimum quality, pricing and delivery of components (correct quantity, quality, pricing and delivery schedules)

Responsibility for the development and maintenance of commodities and vendors and be continuously focused on reducing the total cost of the finished products

Source and maintain suppliers

Arrange for purchase and timely delivery of required materials / components ensuring best price and quality are achieved

Assist in initial quoting process and negotiate pricing reductions and resolve disputes with existing vendors on a continual basis

Effectively communicate supply chain information throughout the organization

Ensure a continuous supply of components for production

Develop and maintain positive vendor relationships, including supplier knowledge, technology, business structure, sales personnel, strengths and weaknesses

Process requisitions for new components, review and evaluate quotations and select vendors

Liaison between internal personnel and suppliers

Ensure delivery dates are met

Evaluate suppliers against a set of measurables

Travel to supplier location(s) to audit their quality systems / ensure supplied items are consistent with company strategic vision

Maintain complete and accurate records (purchase orders, parts files, etc.)

Resolve any price discrepancies

Inventory management and meeting of cost control provisions without risk to quality

Communicate and enforce quality requirements with vendors

Work with Engineering on new designs and order prototype parts when required

Work with vendors to determine tooling requirements and minimize cost

Participate in company meetings to collect open issues and follow up / ensure information is provided within a timely manner

Conduct and provide training on using systems and report generation in-house to staff

Maintain competency through ongoing skills development

Conduct tenders as required


Business Administration or other related post-secondary education preferred

PMAC designation preferred (CPP, other)

Broad commercial and supply chain experience including purchasing of components in a manufacturing setting

10 yrs+ experience in progressive purchasing functions in manufacturing sector environments

5 yrs+ experience as a Purchasing Manager with direct reports

Previous experience handling multi-milion dollar value annualpurchasing budget (nine figures)

Experience with developing supplier relationships, contract management

Experience with manufacturing systems and procedures, reading mechanical blueprints

Energetic problem solver able to identify causes and solve for both short and long term

Ability to lead complex negotiation skills

Strategic planning experience with focus on cost savings

Presentation skills

Leadership skills

Ability to convey ideas and thoughts in a clear and convincing way

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Good working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel); AS/400 an asset

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

busy company with good history

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 100000

Salary Max : 125000

Currency Type : Canadian Dollars


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