Mastronardi Products Junior Buyer in Kingsville, Ontario

Description Primary Function: The essential function of this position is to assist in the execution of the day to day purchasing activities and support the implementation of strategic initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Follow up with suppliers to ensure on time delivery through daily expediting, including ERP system dates and communication with the Purchasing team

  • Procure materials and finished goods as assigned for customer deliverable products in accordance with quality and engineering specs

  • Work to budget or cost targets and identify any discrepancies

  • Resolve supplier non-conformances and recover costs from suppliers for rework

  • Resolve discrepancies between purchase orders and invoices

  • Perform inventory analysis and management, avoiding low stock, overstock and obsolete inventory

  • Analyze root causes of inventory issues and provide resolutions

  • Collaborate with other departments to reduce excess inventory

  • Coordinate with Sales and Marketing to develop demand requirements for events, promotions, shows, campaigns, product launches and stocking orders

  • Establish and implement supplier guidelines, obligations and service levels for the department

  • Support and contribute to the company Lean efforts

  • Support the collection of data and implementation of MPL procurement initiatives

  • Define and maintain policies and procedures for the department

  • Provide support to the Purchasing department

  • Keep all company information confidential

  • Follow all company rules and regulations at all times

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • 2-5 years of previous purchasing experience

  • Successful completion of a University degree in Finance, Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Strong organization skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Strong forecasting and budgeting skills

  • Proven abilities in multi-tasking, attention to detail, self-motivation and team environments

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Office

  • Spanish-speaking an asset

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment

  • Use of company computer and phone

Please note: Mastronardi Produce has accommodation processes and policies in place and provides accommodation for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or documented medical need, please contact the Human Resource office so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodation to be put into place.

Requisition Number: 16-0166

Post Date: 11/29/2016

Title: Junior Buyer

City: Kingsville

State: ON