Ren's Pets Depot - Guelph, ON

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SALARY $32K to $35K depending on qualifications for 44 Hr work week.

The Buyer function includes the sourcing of materials, expediting of deliveries, completion of daily reports, and regular Data entry and maintenance of the Item Master. Monitoring and adjusting the flow of material from our warehouses to our stores, and ensuring timely delivery and accurate record keeping.

Qualifications listed reflect desired qualifications for the position and are intended as a recruitment / management tool in selecting and maintaining the best qualified personnel. They are not necessarily reflective of the incumbent.

Post- secondary 2 to 3 Year Business Degree / Diploma / Certification in Materials Management


Minimum Basic Certification in Purchasing or Materials Management


Demonstration of courses and seminars to develop / sharpen skills in Purchasing.


2 to 5 years direct purchasing experience in Distribution to Retail or Retail direct environment is Mandatory.

Working Knowledge /Experience on an MRP/ERP or Excel based replenishment system.
Proficient in MS Office Suite.
Experience with Business Vision an asset.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral are required in interacting with suppliers and internal customers.
Professional attitude towards work and personnel in all departments.
Self motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a busy work environment.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Analyze the PO and Transfer reports
Create and release Purchase orders
Monitor and manage inventory based on turn over reports
Review and assist stores in adjusting inventory levels
Update confirmation dates from suppliers
Calling suppliers to ascertain delivery status of open orders.
Updating the system with the new delivery date.

This position requires flexibility in daily work hours due to changing customer orders and retail requirements. Moderate lifting may be required periodically. Travel to Supplier sites may be required.