Buyer/Production Assistant
SUN PLUS - Surrey, BC

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  • Analyze market in order to assess present and future material availability
  • Prepare reports regarding market conditions and merchandise costs
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales
  • Prepare Requests for Quote and contracts
  • Negotiate contracts and monitor vendor/contract performance.
  • Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers.
  • Responsible for planning, developing and buying materials, parts, supplies and equipments in a timely and cost effective way while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.
  • Develop and review purchase requests and ensure authorization is in place to facilitate the timely purchase of new products
  • Forecast procurement needs.
  • Control purchasing department budgets.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying and storing inventory, materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.
  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Administer Platinum purchasing system (Min/Max qty, costs)
  • Prepare Purchase orders in accordance with negotiated terms and conditions, process inventory receipts verifying qty of incoming goods
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action.
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
  • Liaise with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier.


  • Schedule production in the cost effective manner and based on customer’s requirements
  • Perform production coordination duties as required: creating labels, monitor production efficiency and daily goals.
  • Provide assistance with Inventory count.