Our client is looking for a candidate with 1-3 years of experience in purchasing to join their team for mat leave coverage as a Junior Buyer!


  • Plan, order, and expedite purchased goods for an assigned portfolio of suppliers
  • Work with Planner/Buyers to support production schedules and meet promised ship dates.
  • Manage non-conforming material, and assist in speedy resolution of quality issues.
  • Raise ECR’s as needed.  Review and approve ECR’s, process and implement ECO’s.
  • Assist Engineering with sourcing and purchasing components for product development activities.
  • Determine and implement planning parameters (RPQ) to manage inventory
  • Perform Supplier Audits on potential new suppliers as required.
  • Assist in implementing and managing a supplier delivery performance system.
  • Create/maintain supplier intelligence data such as organization, labour agreements, capacity, etc.
  • Actively pursue cost savings through competitive quoting, source changes, material alternatives, and packaging, freight or term considerations.
  • Communicate task/project status as requested.

Skill Requirements:

  • Materials or Operations Management Diploma, or minimum of 1-3 years job related experience in manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and re-order point inventory systems
  • Well developed interpersonal skills to relate effectively with people internally and externally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Skilled in inventory management techniques for various supply situations.
  • Familiar with purchasing practices, and production and inventory planning.
  • Strong negotiating skills.  Proven record of successful supplier interaction.
  • Experience with Kanban delivery systems and their set up.
  • Competent in Microsoft office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word and Explorer.
  • Good understanding of Engineering Change implementation process.
  • Experience in the electrical industry any asset.

Salary between $35-50,000 per year depending on experience!

If you have 1-3 years of purchasing experience and are looking for a new opportunity, contact Giselle at: giselle@grandriverpersonnel.ca


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