Senior Buyer

Nicholson Manufacturing Ltd

March 10, 2014

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Job Category: 
Management and Operations
Job Specialization: 
Manufacturing and Production
Company Overview: 

Nicholson Manufacturing Ltd., the world leader in ring debarker technology, has an opportunity for a purchasing professional to join our Sidney BC based team as a Senior Buyer for the Aftermarket Value Stream.

Job Summary: 

Senior Buyer
Company: Nicholson Manufacturing Ltd.
Job Category: Management and Operations


  • Create and maintain purchase orders up to and including resolving discrepancies identified by the Receiving and Accounts Payable departments.
  • Negotiate price, terms and deliveries with suppliers.
  • Ensure on-time delivery of purchase orders.
  • Monitor and adjust the purchase order process to maximize quality and service level while minimizing inventory.
  • Monitor and upgrade supplier performance and maintain strong supplier relationships.
  • Communicate and resolve nonconformance issues with suppliers.
  • Work with Manufacturing and Engineering in sourcing new products and suppliers.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering to source and manage subcontract suppliers.
  • Actively identify opportunities to eliminate waste of time and resources across purchasing activities

Skills / Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience purchasing in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience purchasing steel, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical and electrical parts
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Strong background in the use of a Tier 2 ERP system
  • PMAC, APICS and or Lean background would be an asset
  • Excellent time management, organizational and communication skills required
  • Work well under pressure both independently and in a team setting

Salary to be negotiated commensurate with experience.

How To Apply: 

Interested applicants should forward a resume including references and a hand written cover letter, via e-mail to, no later than 4:30 p.m. April 30, 2014

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

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