Junior Buyer – Plastics



  • Engineering & Technical
  • Job Code: 9C91141295
  • Posted: September 06, 2018
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client, one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of resin-based household and garden consumer products to recruit a Junior Buyer for their Milton facility.

The Role:

The Junior Buyer is responsible for the purchasing of raw materials and plant supplies to support the production schedule while ensuring:

  • Purchase Order accuracy
  • Order acknowledgement tracking and management
  • Expediting, cancelling, and adjusting quantities as required
  • All issuesor shortages are communicated to scheduling &demand planning
  • The optimal purchasing decision is made based on currentdemand, availablewarehouse space, security of business(risk evaluation), and opportunities for cost savings
  • All market PO’s, Hold and Releaseor VMI programsare approved by the Purchasing Manager
  • Quote &negotiate pricing for existing and new specifications with approved suppliers or new suppliers as necessary
  • Source, quote & negotiatewith new vendors, where successful nominate vendor to Purchasing Manager for consideration for qualification
  • Ensure all suppliercontracts and terms are being followed
  • Follow all processesas described in the QualityManual- section2.05 Purchasing ControlProcedures
  • Perform other duties and special projects as required
  • Assist in implementing processes to improve department efficiency and performance
  • Support Marketing, Quality and Production in new productdevelopments and product improvements This would include but is not limitedto: Sourcing and quoting materials, working with suppliers to find lower cost alternatives, arranging for testing or technical support with suppliers
  • Initiate and monitor cost savingsand cost avoidances and drive to meet or exceed targets
  • Maintain positive relationships with vendors and internal customers
  • Communicate all specification, delivery and performance requirements to suppliers
  • Communicate and discuss all issueswith suppliers, including those reported on SCAR
  • Ensure Supplier Corrective Action Reports are completedand returned in a timely manner
  • Review reoccurring issues with suppliers and ensure an adequateaction plan is in place
  • Issue credit requests wherenecessary and ensure credits are receivedas requested
  • Complete or participate in the completion of supplier scorecards and evaluations
  • Review the completed supplierscorecards with suppliers and set an actionplan for any necessary improvements or plans for growth
  • Perform supplier visits and audits as required
The Ideal Candidate:

  • 5 + Years of working knowledge in Procurement within a manufacturing setting
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English(both written and oral)
  • Strong math, computer and analytical skills
  • Must be a strong negotiator
  • Must be organizedand have well developedtime management skills
  • Must be self-motivated and process improvement oriented
  • College or University degree
  • Certificate in Supply Chain Management or equivalent experience
  • Negotiation Skills Certificate or Training an asset
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Gezamin Manuel, Recruiter, Aplin Engineering & Technical. gmanuel@aplin.com.  We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-GTA


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Gezamin Manuel

Engineering & Technical

Greater Toronto Area


  • 905.247.5119
  • gmanuel@aplin.com

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