Shearwater Research Inc - Vancouver, BC

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Who are you?

You work hard and know you could bring huge value to the right company.
You are constantly trying to better yourself through reading and/or education.
You are honest, thorough and reliable.
You own your area, take initiative, and are constantly looking for ways to improve both yourself and the area you work in.
You possess excellent negotiation skills and sound business judgement.
You are able to efficiently and effectively thrive in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment.
You follow through on what you have agreed to do.
You set a good example of professionalism, courtesy, and collaboration.

Who are we?

We are a small entrepreneurial company (20 people) who design & manufacture scuba diving computers which are sold around the world.
We are an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization.
We are the market leader in our sector and enjoy strong brand recognition.
We have been consistently growing at a minimum of 30% per year and expect to continue this level of growth.
We have a young, dynamic engineering team. We work hard and have fun.
If you are a scuba diver, or are interested in learning to dive, we will pay for your scuba diving courses.
We have flex time - as long as you put in your required hours, achieve your goals and are in the office for the core office hours.
We provide 5 personal days per year over and above your vacation allowance.
We provide fresh fruit & nuts weekly.
We have a foosball table, table tennis and a dart board.
We have company funded events & BBQ’s.


Purchase raw materials and subcontractor services for production
Procure and compare quotes
Control inventory levels
Track and report order statuses; expedite/slow orders as required
Work with suppliers to accommodate fluctuations in demand
Prepare reports and for meetings as required
Miscellaneous duties as required; a smaller company like this requires the ability to take on new tasks as requested
Reports to the Production Manager

Who we are looking for

Min 3 years related purchasing experience
A degree/diploma in a related field would be an asset.
Familiarity with Lean/Kanban principles would be an asset.
Skilled at holding suppliers accountable in a collaborative and non-offensive way
Excellent communicator with ability to get co-workers and suppliers to buy into what you are trying to achieve.
Someone able to communicate effectively with different levels within the company including senior management, engineers and production staff; ability to modify your communication style to suit the situation
Someone comfortable with a lot of typing and answering of emails on a daily basis
Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience would be an asset.
Proficient in Microsoft Office with ability to learn new programs as necessary
Must hold valid Class 5 driver’s license to be able to meet with suppliers off-site
We are growing fast and want someone who can grow with us.

Next steps

If this describes you and you are interested in this exciting opportunity please send your resume to the contact details below.
We are looking for someone who can start soon.
Only possible candidates will be contacted. Please do not contact us by phone or email at this time.

Thank you and good luck!

About this company
Shearwater Research designs and manufactures open-circuit and closed-circuit trimix dive computers for the most demanding technical divers...