30+ days ago


Markham, ON


Purchasing Manager Job Responsibilities: Developing and implementing purchasing strategies. Managing daily purchasing activities, supervising staff, and allocating tasks. Managing supplier relations and negotiating contracts, prices, timelines, etc.

Main duties: Plan, direct and control purchasing activity of the company; Evaluate local and overseas suppliers of construction materials based on price per unit, material quality, logistics efficiency, future implementation potential; Negotiate cooperation policies with suppliers, such as procurement/delivery schedule; Evaluate and control contracts to be sure that vendors and supplies comply with the terms and conditions of the contract; Analyze price proposals, financial reports and other data to determine best supplier; Attend meetings, trade shows, and conferences to learn about new trends construction industry and make contacts with suppliers; Maintain and review records of materials bought, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories; Determine key requirements for employees, interview and hire new personnel; Process claims against suppliers in case of needed.

Work closely with General Manager regarding jewelry material purchasing budgets, analyzing past buying trends, sales records, or economic conditions to anticipate consumer purchasing patterns, determine the styles and quality to purchase and monitor inventory level.

-Establish standard operating procedures for purchasing, direct junior staff to carry out purchasing activities; track and give feedback on procedures, revise and improve as needed; set monthly, quarterly and annual goals and objectives.

-Develop budget for purchasing, ensure all materials are purchased and delivered within budget and time constraints; review and approve purchase orders to supplier.

-Monitor the performance of suppliers against contractual standards, work with them to achieve continuous improvements in costs and performance.

-Visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to evaluate the quality, negotiate long-term contracts which set out prices, quality standards, cost-reduction targets, delivery timescales, and commercial terms and conditions.

-Manage and resolve any discrepancies with suppliers regarding invoices, claims, and products of non-conformance or quality issues; promote a customer-focused and service-oriented approach in providing services to external and internal customers.

Experience in supplier selection, contract negotiations, and supply management;

-Exceptional business acumen to manage product cost, and supplier relationships;

-Demonstrated understanding purchasing procedures and inventory management;

-Understand budget management and be able to plan and forecast demand;

-Excellent negotiation skills, analytical skills and decision-making skills.

In order to succeed in this role, you will need:

  • To have at least 3-5 years of experience
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • College diploma. Bachelor degree would be considered an asset.
  • Retail purchasing experience is an asset
  • Games and Toys knowledge is an asset