Purchasing Specialist – Concord

  • Company:
    Great Connections Employment Services
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    10 mins ago
  • Category:
    Retail / Wholesale

Job Title :
Purchasing Specialist
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Direct hire
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Salary :
Purchasing Specialist
Our client is a leading manufacturing company for cosmetics, pharma, & cleaning products. We are looking for a purchasing specialist with 2-5 years experience CPG industry.
Working Location: Concord
Salary: Up to $85K
Manage activities related to the issuance of goods and services contracts in Canada and USA.
Provide guidance to plants pertaining to the management of new supplier transitions.
Direct and maintain a customer service focus for the department through site visits, timely follow-up and regular interaction and communication with the internal customers.
In collaboration with the Procurement Director, establish annual objectives and ensure their accomplishment.
A strong focus on achievement of annual savings objectives is imperative.
Provide specialized technical/professional expertise relating to Procurement functioning as a technical specialist.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with suppliers to manage the quality and delivery on larger, more complex contracts with cross-functional impacts.
Chemical, raw material and component sourcing Procurement systems Raw Material & Component Supply Demand management/Inventory levels Leverage supplier negotiations Lead business planning cycle for raw material category.
Collaborate with cross functional teams to support business objectives as required.
Manage supplier performance and share feedback for continuous improvements of KPIs Analyze spend and identify margin enhancement opportunities
Evaluate supplier quotations and develop negotiation strategies focused on improving our competitive position in the market place.
Negotiate pricing, terms and other contractual issues with suppliers Leverage volume to provide cost-effective solutions while maintaining acceptable inventory levels 
A minimum of 5 years practical procurement experience with a University Degree/College Diploma is required
Experience purchasing chemicals a must
Experience with JDEdwards, E1 is an asset
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with a customer service focus
The ability to maintain confidentiality and interact professionally with diplomacy and tact is a must
Well developed negotiation skills and experience are required
Working Location:
Salary:  Up to $85K
How to Apply
Please send resume to ‘resume@gc-employment.com’ with subject ‘Purchasing Specialist_Concord’.