Buyer - Canada-Manufacturing General

Pembroke, Ontario - Manufacturing, 1000 Olympic Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada Req #2181
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
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.




































POSITION HIGHLIGHTS



TITLE



Buyer



DEPARTMENT



Materials/Purchasing



LOCATION



Pembroke



DIRECT REPORTS



No



EXEMPTION STATUS



Exempt



DATE CREATED



9/29/2022



DATE OF MOST RECENT UPDATE



N/A



 












POSITION OVERVIEW



Plans and purchases materials, supplies and services based on supply chain management principles to ensure optimal pricing and terms for KI Canada. Qualifies suppliers, evaluates quotes, and negotiates pricing and terms. Meet goals which are established for cost savings. Responsible for carrier selection, tracking incoming shipments and monitoring supplier quality and performance. Develops and maintains supply chain relationships with current and potential suppliers.



 





























ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS



 



 



 


 



Purchasing and Inventory Control:



  • Develop sources of supply and establish cost-effective pricing, quality and timely deliveries

  • Resolve problems and discrepancies relating to quality, quantity, delivery and pricing by performing supplier analysis

  • Responsible for strategic sourcing as required, contract and supplier management including negotiation and risk management.

  • Use strong analytical and communication skills

  • Communicate with master scheduling, engineering and production related to all facets of material sourcing – other departments as required

  • Leader in their field and act as a coach and take responsibility for special projects


·         Participate and/or co-lead in materials management and strategic sourcing/cross-functional projects


·         Work in a highly flexible team environment and contribute to the overall team cohesiveness


·         Exhibit basic math skills and the ability to organize and manage time appropriately



 


 



Other Roles:



  • Meet with Suppliers or visits supplier’s facilities as required

  • Develop and maintain relationships both internal and external (suppliers, brokers and carriers)


           Attend meetings as required



 


 


 



Supplier Development:


          Notify suppliers of quality concerns and help them to develop root cause identification and corrective action.


          Work with suppliers to identify and implement cost savings ideas (CSI).


          Work with suppliers to ensure goals are being met for on-time performance, quality standards and positive customer experience.



 



 



 





























QUALIFICATIONS



Category



Requirements



EDUCATION



·         Post-secondary completion



EXPERIENCE



·         2 years of professional experience in Purchasing, inventory management, production planning or related fields



CERTIFICATIONS/


LICENSES



·         N/A



KNOWLEDGE/


SKILLS/


ABILITIES




  • Ability to function within a team environment

  • Decision-making skills – analytical thinking

  • Good communication both written and oral

  • Ability to manage time

  • Computer skills – Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Experience in demand planning, inventory management, logistics, transportation management, and warehouse management

  • Experience with procurement and supply chain processes in an MRP environment



 












OTHER SPECIAL (NON-PHYSICAL) REQUIREMENTS




  • Ability to act independently

  • Willing to take initiative(s) and complete task(s)

  • Highly organized

  • Problem solver – Analytical skills

  • Ability to manage stress effectively

  • Ability to develop professional relationships

  • Positive attitude



 

























WORKING CONDITIONS



Category



Requirements



TRAVEL



·         Domestic travel up to 5% of the time



PHYSICAL DEMANDS


 




  • Ability to maintain seated or standing position



WORK


ENVIRONMENT



            Office environment up to 95% of the time


           Manufacturing environment up to 5% of the time



 


 


KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

  • Job Family Canada - Office
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $57,600.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $66,000.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 5
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Friday, March 1, 2024
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  • Pembroke, Ontario - Manufacturing, 1000 Olympic Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada