buyer - indirect purchase - mississauga, Mississauga

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Are you a specialist in buying and procurement?
Do you have a flair for sourcing products and services?
Does a family and team oriented company that is employee-focused appeal to you?

If so, this could be the opportunity for you!

What's in it for you?

The company prides itself on providing its employees a rewarding and fulfilling career. They strive to create an inclusive, supportive environment while providing opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, incentive programs and an excellent benefits package. You would be joining a team of outstanding individuals.

With offices across the country and more than 1,200 employees nationally, they are proud to be the leader within their industry. The key to their success is an understanding that an effortless customer experience is the only acceptable outcome of each and every transaction.

What you bring to the table:


· To lead strategic sourcing for goods and services within assigned categories
· Vendor quotes management- develop quote specifications, quote submission to vendors and analysis of submitted quotes for specification compliance ,competitive price and terms and conditions
· Ensure the timely placement of purchase orders, delivery of goods and/or services to meet customer/department order requirements.
· Expedites deliveries, traces shipments and solve supply and logistics issues as required
· Liaises with all departments on competitive bidding initiative
· New vendor sourcing

Cost savings/containment

· Identify new sourcing opportunities to add value, provide competitive pricing , drive cost savings
· Perform detailed spend analysis to support strategic sourcing and to identity opportunities for savings and cost containment
· Assist with RFP process by preparing spend reports that provide analyzed itemized list of commodities representing costs and quantities for items used in the National RFP process
· Continuously work with existing/ new vendors to identify ways to reduce costs within the supply chain.
· Reinforce procurement cost saving strategies when considering requested purchases with all internal key stakeholders.
· Monthly Cost saving tracking and reporting to Director of Procurement

Vendor management – Contracts and Preferred Vendor programs

· Manages contracts through the centralized contract management tool, review, update, maintain and send reminders to contract owners as contracts come due for review/renewal
· Lead contract owners through the renewal or renegotiation process
· Assists with negotiations of new and renewal contracts in order to meet corporate procurement savings initiatives.
· Monitor market conditions using online tools, networking and published information
· Lead the vendor performance and relationship management process driving overall value from contracts
· Updates /maintains and negotiates vendor pricing and communicates changes to key stakeholders
· Organize and lead quarterly business review meetings with preferred vendors.
· Under the direction of the Director of Procurement assists with set-up and development of preferred vendor program, monitors vendor performance and compliance
· Develops and maintains monthly preferred vendor KPI’s


· Develop and submit various procurement related reports as assigned by Director of Procurement
· Issues internal communication for all procurement related policies and processes
· Under direction of Director of Procurement assists with development and implementation of procurement procedures and policies
· Coach and educate all internal stakeholders through policy interpretation, procurement policies and procedures compliance
· Works with Accounts Payable to ensure all National vendor invoices are accurately coded & approved for payment and resolve all discrepancies as required
· Responsible for maintaining and updating Procurement page on Intranet
· Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Qualifications


Relevant university degree is required
Supply Chain designation or working towards it will be an asset


Experience working with JDE and advanced excel skills
Demonstrated ability to influence both within and outside of the individual’s direct scope of responsibility in order to achieve overall business objectives
Excellent knowledge of sourcing & procurement techniques
7 years + proven procurement/supply chain experience
Resourceful, diplomatic, customer service oriented with excellent interpersonal skills
Solid project management
Ability to effectively communicate and prioritize competing tasks and constraints
Strong analytical, decision-making & problem-solving skills
Willing to embrace changes with positive attitude
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines
Well-developed organizational and prioritization skills
Achieves Results, Accuracy and attention to detail

APPLY ONLINE or email Swapna Nair at
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