Current Product Steel Buyer (SJ Guelph), Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Job Has Expired)

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College diploma in business administration, commerce or economics is usually required.
A certificate in purchasing from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada may be required.
Requires two to four years experience.
Flexible/Adaptable to ever-changing priorities.
Ability to compare costs of purchasing options which differ in prices, discounts, rebates, shipping charges, customs fees and currency exchange rates. Consider cost implications of suppliers' policies for minimum and mixed orders. Analyze monthly sales for current and past years to identify seasonal variations in sales. Also calculate year-to-date sales, average inventory levels, inventory turnover rates and order fill rates to diagnose purchasing and distribution problems
Possess good communication skills to discuss with co-workers, customers and suppliers about operational matters. Negotiate contracts and resolve disputes with suppliers. Negotiate terms with new suppliers and changes to agreements with existing suppliers.
Ability to judge the quality of products. Evaluate quality of service provided by suppliers. Assess benefits and drawbacks of carrying particular products.
Ability to locate data in a variety of forms such as invoices, shipping receipts, special order request forms and new product information sheets. Obtain data such as universal product codes, product descriptions and specifications, prices, discounts, taxes, and comments about suppliers and merchandising methods.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work in team setting to ensure effective forecasting, product distribution and marketing. Collaborate with controllers and other buyers to make forecasts and build inventories that are compatible with Linamars sales strategies and budgets.
AS400/ IFS / MRP experience. Use computer applications and communications software as needed. Create spreadsheets for tracking inventory, planning ordering schedules and calculating costs for purchases.
Engage in continuous learning to keep up-to-date information on new products and market trends, and to operate new automated sales and inventory management systems. Learn through daily work experience, by reading trade publications and by talking with co-workers, colleagues and suppliers.

Purchase general and specialized equipment, materials or business services for use or for further processing
Assess requirements and develop specifications for equipment, materials and supplies to be purchased
Invite tenders, consult with suppliers and review quotations
Determine or negotiate contract terms and conditions, award supplier contracts or recommend contract awards
Establish delivery schedules, monitor progress and contact clients and suppliers to resolve problems
Improve computerized tool inventory control system.
Follow purchasing procedures in place for the purchase of materials / services.
Issue and maintain records as required.
Expedite orders as required.
Assist in planning and achieving cost reduction goals.
Monitor and maintain supplier performance and communicate results.
Provide follow up on purchased items with suppliers.
Steel experience is an asset

Linamar is committed to promoting accessible recruitment as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Linamar will attempt to accommodate persons with a disability in an appropriate and effective manner throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Accommodations will be provided upon request.
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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