Buyer / IMS Coordinator-Manufacturing General

Pembroke, Ontario - Manufacturing, 1000 Olympic Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada Req #2068
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart  furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the furniture company that best understands the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.



MRO Buyer/IMS Coordinator




KI Canada


Materials/Purchasing Manager






May 2/2014


May 23, 2023




MRO Buyer will complete all aspects of purchasing including:

  • Develop and implement short and long-term procurement strategies designed to reduce costs and improve quality and service while meeting the goals and objectives of the organization. Manages the purchase of materials, replacement parts and supplies for the Manufacturing Plant and Maintenance.  Review requisitions and initiates purchase orders for supplies.
  • Responsible for PO setup/maintenance, Vendor setup/maintenance. 
  • Use proven procurement methodologies, best practices, governing laws, policies, and market conditions relevant for the purchase ensuring fair and transparent Procurement.
  • Communicate and manage relationships with suppliers and stakeholders both internal and external to help mitigate any issues in a proactive manner.

Responsible for IMS program including:

  • To provide support required to maintain and develop KI’s ISO Quality systems. The successful candidate will handle, process and issuance for the maintenance of projects and Quality Management System documentation in accordance with agreed procedures.  Develop/maintain all internal quality system policies, procedures, work instructions, forms, and documents.
  • Lead auditor and coordinator for all internal and external audits.
  • Cost of Quality (COQ) analysis of customer satisfaction. Analyze and assimilate data from several sources to generate reports and findings for current and future quality profiling and corrective measures by ensuring accurate utilization of data. Act as KI Canada resource for all related COQ information.


List of functions required of a person to perform this position.

Completing all necessary aspects of procurement for the MRO Buyer Function including:

  • PO setup, meeting with and understanding the requirements for Maintenance and Manufacturing for supplies, materials, and replacement parts plus other applications as necessary.
  • Developing and managing inventory stocking programs for commonly used replacement parts and supplies.
  • Proactively procuring supplies and replacement parts for upcoming preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Ordering and expediting parts for equipment breakdowns.
  • Work collaboratively with Manufacturing and Maintenance on projects and programs.

IMS Coordinator will be required to:

  • Plan internal and external audits, complete Management Review meetings, upkeep of IMS training packages and complete presentations.

COQ and IMS Maintenance:

  • Maintain IMS program including PRFs, complete COQ reports weekly, monthly, quarterly and for annual distribution. Analysis of data as required.

Audit both IMS and COQ:

  • Lead (coordinate) and perform both internal and external audits. Summarize findings and monitor corrective actions. Train and lead internal auditors.


  • Ensure compliance to all applicable IMS standards and requirements. Provide IMS support internally. Control all IMS documents.

Other business responsibilities as requested.








  • Postsecondary training in field (is an asset)
  • College or university graduate



  • Procurement experience
  • Quality and Environmental Systems Management experience



  • ISO standards auditor training (may be completed upon hire)




  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with an MRP system
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong multitasking skills
  • Professionalism
  • Positive attitude



KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

  • Job Family Canada - Office
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $45,800.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $55,500.00
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Some College
  • Job Start Date Monday, May 1, 2023
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  • Pembroke, Ontario - Manufacturing, 1000 Olympic Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada