Purchasing Category Manager
RK Canada - Toronto, ON

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Our client, a global construction materials business based in North Toronto is seeking an experienced and hands on Purchasing Category Manager. The Purchasing Category Manager will be responsible for cost-effective planning, execution and management of procurement activities for goods (direct materials), services and facilities maintenance.

More specifically your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following;

  • Build upon existing policies and procedures to develop Purchasing Best Practices and ensure compliance.
  • Provide monthly reports summarizing purchasing activity within the company.
  • Document and keep current all supply agreements, blanket purchase orders and service contracts.
  • Dealing with day-to-day supplier issues including issuing purchase orders, expediting shipments, dealing with non-conformance issues.
  • Identifying cost saving opportunities and assess the merits of each potential opportunity.
  • Prepare, analyze, and approve contracts for submission to senior management

You Must have:

  • 7-10 years’ experience in a Purchasing role
  • A University degree
  • CSCMP or CPP
  • Understanding of the basic concepts of finance and accounts, lean manufacturing and six sigma.
  • Strong computer skills - experience in setting up spreadsheets MS Excel/Word a must.
  • Proven business acumen, strong negotiation skills combined with good planning, prioritizing and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work on own and as part of a team, deliver with excellence, analyze results for future improvements and implement change as required.
  • Sense of urgency, commitment to quality, attention to detail and the ability to think at a strategic level.
  • Adaptable, flexible and responsive to changing organizational needs and requirements.

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RK Canada is the parent company of RK Supply Chain (Canada) - www.rksupplychain.ca and RK Retail Chain - www.rkretailchain.ca