Purchasing Manager

David Aplin Job Details

Purchasing Manager

Winnipeg, MB


Posted Date: 10/06/2022

Job ID: 9L773821610

Supply Chain

Our client is in search of someone to lead, support and provide direction to the buying group. This is a pivotal and very hands-on role for the organization. Managing the purchasing group will take a specific blend of skills. Your area of responsibility includes Demand Planning & Forecasting, Long Range Planning, S&OP, Master Data Management, Inventory Management & Control, Materials Requirement Planning, Procurement, and Order Processing.

  • Provide direction and hands-on support to the Buyers to analyze sales and develop an accurate demand plan and a long-range sales forecast.
  • Lead the S&OP process and ensure the development of a long-range (3 months) plan to satisfy the sales forecast while tightly managing inventory levels.
  • Lead the strategic sourcing function. 
  • Optimize inventory levels of goods to minimize the use of warehousing space and maximize inventory turns without compromising customer service levels.
  • Lead the procurement of products and ensure they are received on time and within budget, while always adhering to our quality and safety standards.
  • Maintain a vendor/supplier evaluation system.
  • Negotiate supply contracts with vendors and optimize the volume to price equation to meet business needs while respecting inventory management targets.
  • Work closely and collaborate with other department managers to meet and exceed the company’s goals.
  • Provide leadership in the resolution of issues on a day-to-day basis.
  • Lead the root cause analysis for supply chain issues/variances to implement corrective/preventative action plans to avoid reoccurrence.
  • Work closely with Finance to establish budgets and standard costs and provide analysis on monthly purchase price variances.
  • Other duties as required.

  • University degree or college diploma with specialized training and credentials in Supply Chain Management (APICS, PMAC, or related work experience)
  • Five (5+) years of management experience in Purchasing experience with a preference for someone that has worked in the private sector.
  • Proficiency in Sales and Operations Planning
  • Strategic sourcing capabilities and strong negotiating skills
  • Strong inventory management capabilities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly organized with excellent project management skills
  • Solid financial sense and strong attention to detail with great analytical and data management capabilities
  • Ability to manage in a complex and fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Confidence in building relationships with suppliers and in reporting to company stakeholders
  • Must be experienced with ERP / POS – systems

Job ID: 9L773821610

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.

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