Purchasing Coordinator - Commodity Buyer
Vuteq Canada is a Tier 1 automotive manufacturing organization, located in Woodstock, Ontario.
By continually improving our systems and processes through ongoing evaluation of company objectives, we are able to maintain our commitment in ensuring that requirements and expectations for quality and safety are realized.
We strive to be an indispensable partner to our customers, driven by our team members and their engagement, and commit to developing the future with passion and sincerity.
The Purchasing Coordinator (Commodity Buyer) is responsible for controlling costs, negotiating contracts, contract management, building supplier relationships for the requirements and specification of parts/materials required by our Customers.
Duties & Responsibilities
Creating Purchasing Strategy Documents for assigned commodities
Setting and achieving yearly cost reductions
Total cost analysis
Report weekly in team meetings the progress of targets and goals
Request for quote (RFQ) activities; Create RFQs, send to suppliers for pricing, compare returned RFQs from different suppliers, provide feedback to suppliers, issue a Business Award Ringisho and a Letter of Intent
Negotiating; negotiate with suppliers to get lower pricing or improved service, work with suppliers to change their processes to improve pricing for Vuteq, benchmarking and analysis
Building supplier relationships; Quarterly meeting to review performance and cost reduction ideas, supplier site-visits to ensure compliance with Vuteq standards and understand process related to cost
Issue purchase orders (PO) in AS400; set up new suppliers, create blanket POs (production), create standard POs (trials, spot buys), maintain standard cost files
Project management; take lead on projects as assigned by manager, provide purchasing support to Engineering, Production areas
NAFTA/customs; complete necessary paperwork and submit electronically
Must be able to understand the required specifications from the customers, review drawings (internal and external)
Successful completion of a 2 - 3 year college diploma in Purchasing Materials Management/Supply Chain Operations/Business Program Equity
Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation considered an asset
2 - 3 years of purchasing experience
1 - 2 years of external customer service experience
1 - 2 years of Microsoft Office experience
1 - 2 years of automotive experience
Skills and Abilities
Maintain a high level of accuracy and detail orientation when producing data and reports
Ability to adapt to changing demands of production and team member issues
Actively listen to different suppliers for maintain and enhancing requirements
Ability to effectively manage a small group of professionals to achieve shared and personal goals
Strong interpersonal skills; able to speak in front of groups of people, and ability to effectively communicate information with varying levels of individuals (both team members and management groups)
Ability to show versatility and resourcefulness when problem solving
Ability to organize priorities based on deadlines and importance of tasks
Manage time efficiently while working on several different tasks at once
Ability to communicate is a second language would be an asset
Must have a valid driver’s license
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Vuteq Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.