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Job Category: 
Technical
Job Specialization: 
Manufacturing and Production
Job
Company Overview: 

Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Carmanah Technologies Corporation specializes in energy-efficient signaling and illumination products as well as mobile and grid-tie power systems.

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the Manager of Supply & Distribution, the Buyer is actively involved in the buying of products for projects, negotiating with vendors on pricing and terms, ensuring project materials are ordered, co-ordinate deliveries to site, receiving and shipping items out of the software system, and other material processing and logistical items as required. This position will require direct internal interaction with Development and Design Engineers, Project Managers, and Project Coordinators, as well as external communication with vendors and production and warehousing facilities.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Procure materials in accordance to company purchasing policies and procedures and optimize price, delivery and terms through excellent Relationship Management of Suppliers.
  • Responsible for Inventory reconciliation at 3PL locations and/or contract manufacturers.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to obtain best value (price, delivery and service) for assigned products, services and equipment.
  • Preparation of purchase orders through receiving, analyzing, verifying, and editing requisitions to meet project requirements.
  • Work closely in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships across departments to ensure accuracy in ordering and delivering materials for required projects and services.
  • Coordinate and organize deliveries of materials to site in order to meet schedule requirements.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of continuous improvements in the areas of cost, quality, delivery performance, and business operations.
  • Manage inventory and shipping transactions within the company's ERP system
  • Maintain and track relevant cost data for materials and services purchased, received, and shipped in order to help drive business and process efficiency.
  • Participate in improvement meetings and initiatives such as project post-mortem, cost, and budget reviews along with other key performance metrics as required.
  • Other duties as required of a buyer/purchaser in the industry.

Requirements

  • 2-3 years purchasing or relevant experience, preferably in a medium to large production environment.
  • Ability to work independently while supporting the team’s growth and development.
  • Strong attention to detail, highly efficient and effective time management skills.
  • Ability to thrive and succeed in a fast paced, time-sensitive environment where multi-tasking is essential to department success.
  • Excellent communication skills, with an understanding of both internal and external customer needs.
  • An understanding of component specifications required for product assembly, how the specifications are derived and how they tie in with product expectations.
  • Component specification, sourcing and purchasing experience.
  • Team player with “Can do” attitude; willing to go the extra mile for your customers.
How To Apply: 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter at the Carmanah website at: http://carmanah.com

We appreciate all those interested in this position, but will only be responding to candidates that have been short listed for an interview. Thank you.