Purchasing Lead

David Aplin Job Details

Purchasing Lead

Winnipeg, MB


Posted Date: 16/05/2022

Job ID: 9L385413

Supply Chain

If you are a talented and experienced Purchasing Leaad, David Aplin Group has the right opportunity for you! Our Winnipeg-based client has partnered with Leanne Bonnar, Partner, to lead their search. 

The Lead Buyer is responsible for providing direction to a small buying admin group by leading by example. This role will lead the training and development of the team to ensure work is done accurately and with the highest level of service. 

Perks & Benefits:
  • Benefits provided

  • Cost reductions by negotiating lower vendor profit margins and favorable terms when required
  • Negotiate, review and maintain all Master Service Agreements (MSA) within areas of defined spend responsibility
  • Timely delivery solutions and logistics assistance
  • Actively managing supplier relationships
  • Participate/implementation of process and procedure development and improvements
  • Identify and implement cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Improved internal master price list management and selling price adjustments on standardized trailer inventory
  • Utilize existing and new systems to increase spend visibility and control spending

  • Post-secondary education preferred. A combination of education and experience will also be considered
  • Excellent customer service skills with an ability to handle multiple time-sensitive tasks while working within a team environment
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience associated with logistical and procurement support
  • Well-developed oral and written communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate terms and conditions with vendors and subcontractors as directed by leadership team
  • Effective use of cost reduction strategies
  • Must possess a high level of organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Must have advanced computer skills and be proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of construction sub-trades would be an asset

Job ID: 9L385413

If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.

David Aplin Group, one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, is an employment agency specializing in finding top talent for exceptional organizations across North America. There are no fees to apply to our jobs or engage with our recruiters to find a new career. Companies hire us to help them grow their teams. Visit our website to learn more: www.aplin.com

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