Purchasing Agent - 3 months



  • Office Professionals
  • Job Code: 9S96005773
  • Posted: July 03, 2018
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit for a Purchasing Agent to fill a 3 Month Contract.

The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for ensuring the timely and effective flow of inventory, in alignment with the company and departmental objectives.

The Role:

  • Monitor, create, and analyze day to day creation of replenishment and manual purchase orders using a variety of replenishment & purchase order systems to effectively flow inventory for assigned vendors optimizing in-stock and executing effective inventory flow adjusting to sales fluctuations and keeping within set inventory budgets.
  • Research and investigate out of stocks and implement corrective action.
  • Determine best solutions for flowing merchandise to meet inventory targets.
  • Responsible for availability at DC and branch level.
  • Analyze reports daily to identify issues that impact in-stock/inventory.
  • Communicate stock availability issues to inventory planning team as well as category management/sourcing group.
  • Collaborate with Logistics and Vendors to resolve DC problem freight and non-compliance issues where required.
  • Review replenishment strategies with our suppliers to ensure that they meet expectations on in-stock and inventory targets.
  • Review all DC Forecasts / Action Forecasting Exceptions.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Post-Secondary education in Business Administration or related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years related experience in purchasing/buying.
  • CSCMP (Certified Supply Chain Management Professional) Certification is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Syntax and WMS High Jump is an asset.
  • Distribution/Supply chain experience is an asset.
  • Proficiency using a variety of Microsoft Office applications including: Excel, Outlook & Access.
  • Working knowledge of purchasing, warehouse and inventory control policies, processes and procedures.
  • The ability to adapt to change and self-awareness.
  • Fluency in both French and English would be an asset.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, career-oriented individual who is looking for an opportunity to be a part of a large, evolving and successful global organization.

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 Liz Matthew, Managing Consultant, Aplin Office Professionals. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-GTA


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Liz Matthew

Office Professionals

Greater Toronto Area

Managing Consultant

  • 905.247.5106
  • lmatthew@aplin.com

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