Purchasing Agent – Manufacturing

By | June 21, 2018

Purchasing Agent – Manufacturing

We are seeking a Buyer for a well established manufacturing client of ours in the Vancouver area.


-Plans, schedules, and handles transactions connected with the procurement of materials, supplies, tools, and services. Obtains production schedules, determines order quantities and oversees inventory control system for tick, raw materials, and other materials to support production operations.
-Follows up on orders as needed, resolves vendor problems, and handles related correspondence. Advises Plant Manager of any vendor or purchasing problems or concerns
-Maintains perpetual records on materials and performs physical spot checks and counts on a weekly basis. Assists with audits and physical inventories as needed.
-Supervises receiving function and ensures the quality of incoming materials.
-Fosters positive working relationships. Responds proactively to performance concerns, discipline, employee complaints and other employee relations matters
-Maintains and updates various computerized and hard copy files and records including vendor, price, product and material files, quality assurance records, receiving reports, and open/completed purchase order records. Reconciles Accounts Payable invoices with receiving reports.
-Coordinates work with Plant management, Sales, Accounts Payable, Shipping, the Product Analyst, and other internal personnel as needed
-Solicits bids, analyzes quotes, selects and recommends suppliers who can provide items and services for the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity, specifications and other factors on an as needed basis. Negotiates, as directed by the Plant manager, with vendors on substitutions, replacements, cost freight, and handling charges
-Maintains knowledge of current trends in the field and attends appropriate training programs to remain current on manufacturing and health and safety issues


-College Diploma/Advances Diploma (Business preferred) or equivalent
-1-3 years of experience in a Purchasing environment
-Produce high quality work under urgent deadlines
-Negotiation skills
-Excellent organizational skills
-Computer proficiency with intermediate MS Excel skills and internet research skills
-Excellent interpersonal skills

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva | nick.paraskeva@randstad.ca

Nick Paraskeva
Principal Recruitment Advisor

Published at Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:00:01 +0000