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National Buyer

Nova Staffing

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted November 21, 2018.

Excited to bring on a National Buyer with experience in the tactical procurement of commodities, supplies, equipment, and services to be used by the organization.

**Please reference #37880/GENNA when sending resumes to;

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for all procurement and purchasing activities on assigned projects.
  • Determines method of procurement, such as direct purchase and consolidates Western Canada branch demand to increase buying power
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.
  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Maintains manual or computerized procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
  • May approve invoices for payment.Supports engineers and estimators in preparations of estimates by contacting vendors for “budgetary pricing” for equipment and materials.
  • Ensures that all contract administration procedures are followed and executed in a professional manner.
  • Responsible for assisting and advising Sales Managers with ongoing administration of our contracts with Vendors and for ensuring adherence to established contract and procedures and requirements.
  • Typically supports National Concrete Accessories engineering projects, which may or may not include construction management. (procurement)Able to communicate with vendors, technical resources, and clientele
  • Must be able to work in a schedule-driven environment. Timing is a critical function.
  • Coordinates and directs activities of workers engaged in cutting, transporting, and storing, and in maintaining records for manufacturing component(Ty Plant overseer)
  • Reviews history/market trend to determine product types and quantities required to meet demand.
  • May expedite delivery of goods to users.Arranges for transportation and/or storage of purchased products.
  • Maintains records of business transactions and product inventories, reporting data to companies or government agencies as necessary.
  • Coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies for establishment.
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Other duties assigned by the organization

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor degree in business, finance or related field required.
  • Minimum 3 years in purchasing required.
  • Working experience in the construction supplies industry preferred.
  • Work experience in international purchasing preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of purchasing policies, processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of local and global markets for the industry.Basic mathematical skills with ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages and averages required.
  • Administrative skills such as form designing, file management and record keeping required.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment efficiently.
  • Superior telephone manners and strong interpersonal skills.A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation(plant), conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments and key business partners.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required.Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently.
  • Strong negotiation skills and understanding of vendor relations including quotation and ordering process.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills.
  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills. .Knowledge of materials, production processes, quality control and costs relevant to lean and efficient production/operations.

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: N/D