Purchasing Manager in Markdale ON

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Purchasing Manager
Job ID: 
Markdale ON
Not Specified
Job Types:
Purchasing Supervisor/Manager
Employment Type:
Full Time

Our client, a manufacturing company located south Hanover, ON is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join their team 


What you will do in this role:


  • Provide purchasing leadership and direction for the Purchasing department.
  • Negotiate contracts. Identify vendors and review contracts.
  • Conducts monthly reviews with major vendors, plant schedulers and sales. 
  • Solicits and promotes cost reduction proposals from vendors, seeks senior management’s approval to with R&D and plant, allocating proper time to evaluate, cooperate with vendor and implement the initiatives.
  • Encourage and organize suppliers’ presentations to marketing (management) and R&D for new products / ingredients or packaging concepts and innovations.  Active participation in new product development with R&D and Operations.
  • Manage all project-related initiatives.
  • Monitors and understands commodities management. 
  • Conduct periodic vendor performance reviews. 
  • Participate in twice-daily production scheduling meetings.
  • Analyze inventory and economic order quantity needs and maintain appropriate levels, ensuring management is aware of deficiencies or concerns daily.
  • Provide product, storage, and order information daily.
  • Support the QA department with quality concerns related to product or packaging.
  • Backup to Material Planners and backs up Director, Strategic Planning, and Implementation regarding HACCP duties and responsibilities.


What you will bring to the role:


  • University Degree or diploma (CPP or CPM)
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • 5+ in a supervisory role
  • Direct experience in the food industry preferred,
  • comprehensive experience in vendor agreements.
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills.
  • Solid purchasing principles.
  • Demand planning, MRP, batch runs.
  • Required work in office, plant, and warehouse environments locally and at vendor or customer facilities as required. 
  • On call availability 24/7 if and as required by operations.



What our client is offering:


  • A competitive salary and full medical/health benefits for the employee and their family.
  • The chance to join a growing company with a great work environment.


If you feel that this role would be a good fit for you, please submit your resume today in MS Word format – Don’t forget to include your accomplishments and achievements.

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