Purchasing Agent
Omcan Inc. - Mississauga, ON

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This is an extremely time sensitive position that sources the best possible quality and price for products needed from the Far East. It requires good judgement, confidentiality and adherence to all policies and procedures.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Check e-mails regularly and respond to suppliers and internal requests immediately
  • Maintain open communication with suppliers regarding orders, negotiate to get the best pricing and deliveries
  • Source new opportunities that meet specific directions given from various departments; compare margins to current purchases
  • Ensure correct price on products; update in SAP Business 1, advise sales department immediately of any price changes
  • Answer all inquiries from sales, warehouse and parts departments, custom brokers and freight forwarder regarding purchases
  • Organize the logistics of pick-up and delivery of goods
  • Follow up with suppliers of inventory in a timely manner and check on the status of backorder shipment
  • Run a supplier report regularly to ensure replenishment of inventory
  • Update minimum/ maximum inventory levels in SAP Business 1
  • Coordinate with foreign and local ocean freight companies to ensure timely delivery of products
  • Ensure vendors ship product and follow up to ensure products will arrive in a timely manner; communicate estimated arrival time to all affected parties, and update in SAP and weekly containers reports

Minor Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review receiving processes, back order and credits
  • Create, revise and update necessary item codes including: cost, landed and customer tariffs
  • Update estimated arrival time for products at all levels of the company and for all departments
  • Responsible for purchase of office equipment, warehouse supplies and other materials integral to the Company’s operations
  • Track new products and update stage report
  • Build shipments receiving in SAP and hardcopy; send documents to brokers, validate invoices and update prices and quantities, as well as discrepancies.
  • Update estimated time of arrival in SAP and prepare all receiving sheets for the warehouse

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 2- 3 years’ experience
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of an organization
  • High degree of professionalism, with high degree of urgency and dedicated customer service abilities
  • Communicate with supplier regarding defective product
  • Exceptional communication skills to provide accurate and timely information to all affected parties regarding inventory
  • Highly attentive to detail with strong clerical and organizational skill
  • Ability to create, read and analyze detailed invoices and spreadsheets
  • Must be comfortable using Microsoft Office
  • At minimum, a University Degree or College Diploma in business, purchasing, supply chain management or other related discipline
  • Accredited with the PMAC

About this company
Over the last 60 years, Omcan Inc. has grown to become a leading supplier to the food service industry in Canada and the USA. Our success...