Buyer

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director, Sales and Marketing, the primary duties of the Buyer are the purchase of all necessary supplies for the business. Ability to obtain the best market conditions while supporting project schedules. You are expected to play an active and critical role in maintaining relationships with our current suppliers and discerning new sources. You have to evaluate, plan and direct all purchasing activities.

Main Tasks

  • Responsible for negotiating the best terms, prices and conditions with suppliers and subcontractors to ensure compliance with production plans and support services (tool room, maintenance, etc.) at all times;
  • Constantly develop a strong supplier base to obtain the best services in terms of price, quality, reliability and responsiveness;
  • Evaluate supplier and subcontractor bids (between them and their variable price depending on volumes) in an objective and analytical manner according to best sourcing practices;
  • Work closely with the estimation department during the submission process as well as the production department during the ongoing project management process;
  • Support and training in logistics, shipping, and receiving (transportation, customs, etc.);
  • Check the nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests;
  • Creation and entry of vouchers into the system;
  • Track orders placed with suppliers, meeting deadlines and delivery deadlines;
  • Substitution and emission of materials;
  • Maintain and update the vendor database: coordinates and performance;
  • Ensure the qualification of suppliers and subcontractors against the performance requirements and procedures put in place by the company;
  • Control the inventory;
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction and participate in operational efficiency.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills as an interface both internally and externally;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Spirit of innovation and improvement;
  • Demonstrates Ethics;
  • Adaptation to changes;
  • Organized and effective in managing his time and prioritizing his work;
  • Ability to analyze and attention to detail;
  • Autonomy and versatility;
  • Rigor in the application;
  • Skilled in training and knowledge transfer;

Academic Training and Experience

  • experience of at least 3-5 years in this field
  • Experience in purchasing raw materials, ideally in metal, sheet and coil.
  • Bilingual, French and English
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