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Junior Buyer

  • Location

    Vancouver

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

  • Job type:

    Perm

  • Salary high:

    0

  • Salary low:

    0

  • Job ref:

    JO-2305-14024

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2023-10-18

Horizon Recruitment Inc is currently seeking a Junior Buyer to join a large purchasing team located in the lower mainland. This role will manage purchasing and inventory planning for a portfolio of vendors while also driving continuous improvement within the group; focusing on streamlining processes, improving operational efficiency, and developing excel and other tools to manage large volumes of inventory, purchasing and sales data.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the supply planning and purchasing function for a portfolio of equipment and materials.
    • Inventory planning for vendor portfolio
    • Generate PO’s and expedite deliveries to distribution centers
    • Liaise with vendors regarding deficiencies, shortages and back orders
    • Manage / update SKU details in purchasing system
  • Manage demand deficits and changes in availability for a high volume of SKU's
  • Work across the project and distribution operations to ensure demand planning goals are realistically set and managed.
  • Deal with order scheduling inquiries and challenges.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and improvements in operational efficiency.
  • Manage new product introduction and forecast demand with input from operations team
  • General inventory planning and production planning activities.


Requirements:

  • 3 years of experience within a high-volume distribution environment in a purchasing position.
  • Strong Excel skills are essential.
  • Experience managing inventory levels and inventory forecasts
  • Ability to liaise closely with the sales and operations team to develop accurate forecasts and requirements for the business
  • Proven continuous improvement, change management, and business analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills in English.
  • Meticulous organization, time management, and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment and think on your feet and adapt to change



**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.