Purchasing Manager


Techspan Industries Inc.
Mississauga, Ontario

Job description:

Techspan Industries is looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager who enjoys the supply chain process, can build relationships with suppliers, and liaise between Operations, Shipping, and Production departments to maximize fill rates and inventory turns.


Main responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Track and report key functional metrics to improve fill rates and turns
  • Propose improvements to the current purchasing system and process that will improve fill rates and turns
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Manage obsolete and slow-moving stock to help offset losses
  • Manage the company’s day-to-day purchasing activities and ensure that all purchasers are meeting their personal performance standards

Qualifications required:

  • Business, Commerce, Supply Chain Management, or related degree or diploma
  • SCMP, CSCP, CPIM or related accreditation would be an asset
  • Minimum 10 years experience in a purchasing and/or inventory control role is required
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a supervisory role
  • Knowledge of Epicor Prophet 21 ERP system would be a strong asset
  • Must have high competency level in MS Office applications, especially Excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in managing physical inventory counts would be an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills, task oriented and be able to work well in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
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