Purchasing Lead

Winnipeg - Manitoba (MB),


Job Description:

PURCHASING LEAD (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Are you an established purchasing professional who is ready for a new challenge in a leadership role? Showcase your leadership skills in the purchasing department of this innovative Winnipeg manufacturer.

As Purchasing Lead, you will source and procure various materials and supplies with a focus on cost efficiency and continuous improvement. If you have a track record of improving purchasing processes using Lean principles, and you thrive in a fast-paced, high-demand environment, this opportunity is for you.

  • Monitor and manage VMI levels and communicate trends (up or down) with vendors
  • Source commodity materials and parts (e.g. steel, motors, blowers, fans, coils, etc.) for manufacturing, based on engineering specifications
  • Evaluate and monitor Kanban inventory systems; replenish inventory and manage lead times on production components
  • Continually work with supply base to negotiate and secure optimal pricing on materials; source new suppliers as necessary
  • Issue purchase orders and monitor lead times to ensure production schedules are met
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives (using Lean principles) to increase efficiencies and reduce costs within the department

  • 10 years of progressive purchasing experience, ideally within the industrial manufacturing sector
  • Post-secondary education in purchasing (PMAC) or supply chain (SCMP) an asset
  • Track record of leading cost-saving initiatives using Lean principles
  • Proven success negotiating optimal pricing through effective communication and relationship development
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and confidence

  • An environmentally focused Manitoba manufacturer
  • Positive work environment
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Please send a resume (quoting job number 16458) to DAN LABELLE, Senior Recruitment Consultant, at [email protected] or phone 204.926.3514 for more information.

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