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North York, Ontario

Procurement Buyer/Planner

Full-time, Nork York (213273)

The Procurement Buyer/Planner has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the maintenance schedule.  Other responsibilities include managing inventory levels, supporting material/product level revisions, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

• Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of MRO material as required by MRP and reactive work order requests.  

• Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems 

• Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes  

• Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times  

• Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development 

• Facilitate the inter-company flow or materials between warehouse locations 

• Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers 

• Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling, cycle counting and other duties as assigned 

• Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (MOQ, lead time, safety stocks)  

• Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options 

• Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures  

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND KEY ATTRIBUTES 

• BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business, Logistics or relevant experience

• 3-6 years of experience in a buyer/planner/material scheduler role (required) 

• Expert applied knowledge of forecasting, MRP, transportation, supply chain, inventory management and warehousing disciplines 

• Proficient with MS Office suite – advanced skills with MS Excel 

• Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail • Excellent organization, communication and follow-up skills 

• Able to influence others & manage conflict 

• Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations • Extremely high standards of excellence  

• Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving 

• Experience establishing and employing demand-pull material planning methods

 

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