The successful candidate will be working in a fast paced office environment reporting to a member of the management committee.
The Key Responsibilities of the Purchaser/Estimator are:
- Provide manufacturing, and installation quotes to the sales team in a timely manner
- Ensure all purchasing is in compliance with regulations and laws related to purchasing practices and in accordance with standard practices
- Place purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of parts and components to meet production schedule
- Analyze current procurement activities and recommends improvement through more efficient procurement methods, quantity discounts, standardization, value analysis and cooperative purchasing
- Solicit information regarding a variety of commodities from vendors to ensure cost effective commensurate with quality; recommend cost-effective substitute items where possible
- Liaise between vendors, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers
- Identify potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers and building and maintain good relationships with them
- Expedite outstanding purchase orders to ensure delivery requirements are met; and
- Performs other duties and tasks as assigned
The Key Requirements for the Purchaser/Estimator are:
- 5+ years’ experience in a purchasing and estimating role in a manufacturing environment. Experience in the sign manufacturing industry highly preferred with knowledge of metalwork and assembly components
- Understanding of the lean principles of manufacturing
- Ability to work professionally with outside service providers
- Ability to develop and recommend strategies for improvements in cost reduction, quality and process improvement
- Superior communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong team player with excellent problem and conflict solving skills; resourceful and proactive
- Commitment to product quality and delivery deadlines based on cost and time constraints
- Exemplary organization and time management skills; excellent multitasking ability
- Certified Professional Purchaser accreditation and/or Business Degree an asset
- It is an included and expected responsibility that Health & Safety of the employee as well as fellow employees be a part of everyone’s everyday activities
If you feel you would be a great fit for this position please submit your resume by responding to this posting or by fax to Human Resources at (905) 337-9850. Please quote the position you are applying for in the subject line or on the fax cover page.
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We appreciate all applicants who submit a resume, however please note that only the applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.