Are you a skilled buyer who has worked in a machine shop manufacturing environment?Do you have knowledge and experience of buying in the steel market within North America?If so, this could be an opportunity for you! If you have passion and expertise in supplier management, purchasing, buying, vendor issues or inventory operations, this role would suit you well.The position will involve the procurement of steel and a variety of industrial components and contracts.Since the company is involved in custom manufacturing, dealing with a variety of vendors, knowing historical pricing and what red flags to look for is essential.This role is on-site in the Toronto Facility.AdvantagesCompetitive SalaryPermanent OpportunityRRSP/DPSP matchvacationsAbility to mentor the teamlots of room for growthResponsibilitiesThe Buyer/Planner is responsible for procurement and management of the purchasing function for their product group usually defined by specific criteria and/or vendor geography. Accountability includes scheduling of all production orders and sequences products to the factory and subcontractors working within the parameters and signal outputs within our ERP system.Buying & Planning•Participation in evaluation and selection of vendors, procurement of goods and the management of selected vendors •Ensure quality of the product, conformance to specifications and timeliness of the product shipment matches policies and guidelines•Acts on MRP/ERP/MPS signals from Infor LN and transacts purchase order releases; expedite action messages, subcontracting work-orders and shop floor control to ensure on time deliveryQualificationsoA College degree/Diploma in production management/materials management or purchasing/supply or demonstrated work equivalenceoAPICS and/or PMAC designationo3-5 years’ experience in production management and purchasingoWorking knowledge of purchasing techniques, including the bid process, bid evaluation, vendor certification and vendor management.oKnowledge of item site planning fields and their interaction and integration with production needs, ERP signals and forecastsoMRP/PRP and MPS experience oSuperior computer skills as demonstrated with Microsoft Office and custom ERP software.oKnowledge of assembly techniques and shop floor control in a manufacturing / factory environmentoPositive attitude as a responsible team playeroDetail oriented, methodical approach to problemsoCommitment to high quality, high productivity and continuous learningoFlexibility to take on assignments outside the office: manufacturing plant, shop for equipment, customer visits, as needed. Ability to show tact, diplomacy and discretion in handling information of confidential and/or sensitive natureoCreative problem-solving skills, conflict management within different organizations (centralized and matrix organizational structures)oAbility to break down complex problems in a simplified way, conduct root cause analysis and provide clear, well-thought-out recommendationsoStrong, team-oriented leadership skills with presence and a bias for action. oSelf-directed with the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively and a focus on results.oAbility to communicate in an open and authentic manner in all situationsSummaryIf this sounds like a great fit for you then apply online or send your resume directly at firstname.lastname@example.org** Only qualified candidates will be reached.Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.