Purchasing and Logistics Specialist
City : Edmonton
Job descriptionReporting directly to the Plant Manager in Edmonton with a dotted line to the Purchasing and Logistics Manager in Montreal, the Purchasing and Logistics Specialist will work closely with the production, quality assurance and office administration and will oversee all procurement cycles both for factory and office-based activities for Edmonton. The Purchasing and Logistics Specialist will create operational processes to ensure a standardized purchasing workflow across all units and will be responsible for optimum quality, pricing and delivery of raw materials and supplies. They will also assist with developing and managing all vendor relationships and will be the point of contact for all procurement specific issues for the Edmonton facility. Responsibilities will also include managing all Edmonton facility transportation contracts including negotiation for shipping, pickups and delivery schedules as well as any dispute resolution.
- Ensure continuous supply of all necessary inventory levels and manage inventory efficiently.
- Manage the purchasing budget in collaboration with the Purchasing and Logistics Manager.
- Request and receive quotes for supplies (eg boxes, resins, skids, office supplies, cores, etc.).
- Approve purchasing invoices.
- Execute and manage the total purchasing cycle from purchase orders to invoicing (except raw materials).
- Effectively communicate supply chain information for Edmonton stakeholders and inform Montreal as needed.
- Negotiate long term supplier agreements and where necessary, review and re-negotiate supply and purchasing agreements with suppliers (except raw materials) in collaboration with the Purchasing and Logistics Manager.
- In collaboration with the Shipping & Receiving Supervisor, manage the transportation process for onsite manufactured products, specifically setting the timetables of all on-site logistics relating to shipping, deliveries, pickups and resolving any issues of missing items, forgotten or late deliveries and other possible issues.
- Maintain and develop vendor relationships, communicate and enforce quality requirements.
- Participate in inventory processes.
- All other duties as required.
- Bachelor degree in procurement, logistics, supply chain management or a related field, an asset.
- Supply chain management professional designation (SCMP), an asset.
- 1-3 years experience in a similar role and industry, an asset.
- Plastics product and market knowledge, an asset.
- Excellent communication skills in English required (speak, read and write); ability to communicate in French, considered an asset.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Strong and effective negotiations skills.
- Proven organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to analyze complex situations and solve problems; demonstrated ability to make sound decisions.
- Ability to multi-tasking, adapt and take initiative.
- High tolerance for a fast pace working environment and ability to effectively manage stress.
- Proficient with MS Office suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint, etc.).
- Ability to learn new systems and software with ease (eg. ERP system).
- Ability to maintain constant communication and collaborate with stakeholders (e.g., operations, customer service, etc.).
- Canada’s Best Managed Company in 2021
- Positive workplace culture, with a strong emphasis on safety
- Expanding / new plant location in Edmonton, Alberta
- Long Term Disability Insurance
- Health benefits
- Life insurance
- Performance Bonus Plan
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- Vision care
About UsOur Mission
We are an innovative, world-class manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions.
Purpose, passion and pride, from our people to yours.
Driven by operational excellence, we will lead in sustainable flexible packaging solutions, and double our sales in the next five years through geographical expansion.