The primary function of a purchasing coordinator is to create and maintain meaningful liaison with vendors to assure the constant procurement of supplies. The Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for the integrity of the purchasing & inventory system and works closely with production to ensure material delivery timelines are met to meet operational needs.
Duties and responsibilities
- Ensures that raw materials are available when required for production, and prevents stock outages (as needed, makes agreements with competitors or looks for replacement items to fill pressing needs); finds ways to set optimum inventory levels.
- Applies corporate agreements with the main suppliers in accordance with the terms negotiated.
- Works closely with production to order require material and avoid material shortages.
- Meets suppliers regularly to follow up, solve current problems, put together balance sheets for forecasts, produce claims and negotiates refunds due to non-compliant raw materials.
- Searches for new supply sources such as new suppliers and materials.
- Maintains and updates the inventory management system.
- Inventory organization in the plant; ensuring all items are properly stored and labelled; coordinates with receiving personnel; establishes min. and max. for each inventory item in agreement with production personnel.
- Works with QC and production department to review defects due to raw material issues and acts on credit claims.
- Manages all receiving documents, completes Purchase Orders and receives documents.
- Works with the accounting team and manages cycle counts.
- Manages and maintains a lean manufacturing approach in purchasing.
- Ensures that all material codes and prices are updated in the ERP system.
- Tracks all vendor information.
- Receives and files MSDS sheets.
- Minimizes raw material losses when products are changed; synchronizes stock outages with production changes; reworks surplus material, returns it to the supplier or finds a buyer.
- Introduces procedures, processes, computer tools and a work environment within the department that will optimize the productivity of both the staff and the department.
- Minimum of three years of experience in procurement in a manufacturing environment (window manufacturing experience an asset).
- CPP/CPIM an asset.
- Post secondary education in a relevant discipline is preferred.
- Knowledge of ERP System.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Proficient computer skills (MS Office).
- Excellent organizational/multitasking/time management skills with disciplined coordination, prioritization and follow-up abilities.
- Strong sense of initiative and a team-oriented contributor who is an effective, clear communicator.
Vinylbilt is an equal opportunity employer. Vinylbilt provides accommodations to persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please advise the Recruiter.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Dental care
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- Vision care
Flexible Language Requirement:
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Concord, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
- purchasing: 2 years (preferred)
Work Location: In person