Purchasing Manager

BRC Business Enterprises Ltd - Halton Hills, ON (30+ days ago)

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  • Manage supplier base to ensure consistent achievement of all performance requirements
  • Monitor supplier performance reporting, develop and implement improvement plans as necessary
  • Maintain suppliers’ relationship, negotiation and cost reduction
  • Cost reductions of materials through the Vendor / Supplier review process. This will include, but not be limited to, the potential re-sourcing of appropriate vendors, along with the negotiation of pricing, terms and conditions
  • Conduct & finalize supplier sourcing and negotiations including overseas Supply chain
  • Monitor & ensure adherence to order / project timelines
  • Develop contingency alternatives for all major commodities
  • Initiate systems & processes that shall support continuous cost & quality improvements among both internal & external vendors
  • Conduct external vendor systems audits. Develop & implement process improvements as necessary
  • Continuously source & develop supply alternatives including overseas opportunities
  • Actively work with Supply Partners to reduce lead times, inventory levels, order accuracy, etc.
  • Assist Design & Engineering Departments during product development & engineering change process
  • Support the Quality Department with vendor-related issues as necessary
  • Identify and implement methods for inventory stocking improvements, both at the supplier and at our facility
  • Monitor inventory levels and dispose of surplus or obsolete material in an appropriate manner
  • Maintain and update all Purchasing item data
  • Manage and maintain inventory planning to fulfill items criteria
  • Involved in purchasing, inventory control, materials management, logistic of production materials, material quality
  • Involved in new product development and order samples/prototype samples as per Engineering specifications for Engineering and Management team
  • Maintain inventory / costing records
  • Participate in cycle & physical count and identify and correct the errors
  • Collaborate with lead hands in terms of materials availability / shortages / future requirements
  • Execute projects as required
  • Perform other assigned duties


  • University/College graduate, preferably in Business/Operation Management
  • PMAC/APICS Certification or enrollment is an asset
  • Minimum 3-5 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to forecast
  • Make decisions
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High level of planning, organizational, and implementation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and conflicting deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office system
  • Understanding of ISO Quality Systems
  • Familiar with quality management systems
  • Resourceful
  • Team oriented

Job Type: Full-time


  • Purchasing: 3 years (Preferred)