Materials/Purchasing Manager-Manufacturing General

Pembroke, Ontario - Manufacturing, 1000 Olympic Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada Req #1899
Monday, November 7, 2022
At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart  furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the furniture company that best understands the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

Materials/Purchasing Manager-Manufacturing General

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

TITLE

Materials/Purchasing Manager

DEPARTMENT

Phoenix

LOCATION

Pembroke

REPORTS TO

General Manager

DIRECTLY MANAGES

Buyers, MRO Buyer IMS Coordinator, Cycle Counter

EXEMPTION STATUS

Exempt

DATE CREATED

11/4/2022

DATE OF MOST RECENT UPDATE

N/A

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Responsible and accountable for the purchase of all products and services at the Pembroke facility, as well as for IMS compliance.     

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

% of Time

List the functions required of a person to perform this position.

40%

 

Purchasing and Inventory Control Activities:

·         Source, qualify, evaluate and manage all suppliers to support production.

·         Update Operations Manager of any potential material availability considerations.

·         Provide suppliers with projected usage and stocking level input.

·         Ensure continuous improvement is applied.

·         Monitor and share supplier performance metrics.

·         Develop strategic relationships with key suppliers including supplier visits.

·         Work with suppliers on lead time compression.

20%

Materials Department/IMS Management:

·         Manage department workflow and workload distribution.

·         Manage inventory to target.

·         Develop and manage department staff through task delegation, mentoring and training.

·         Manage incoming material timeliness to support production schedules, on-time shipping, and CRD/order improvement requests.

·         Manage resolution of supplier related issues (e.g., quality, delivery, support).

·         Ensure IMS requirements are fulfilled and ISO standards are followed.

20%

 

Planning:

·         Contribute to the development of annual budgets.

·         Manage inventory levels to ensure zero plant impact.

100%

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Category

Requirements

EDUCATION

 

·         Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Business with emphasis on Supply Chain related disciplines

 

EXPERIENCE

 

·         3-5 years progressive experience in Purchasing or related Supply Chain field

 

CERTIFICATIONS/

LICENSES

·         Supplier Certification Program

 

KNOWLEDGE/

SKILLS/

ABILITIES

·         Strategic and innovative thinker

·         Analytical skills with the ability to break down complex problems

·         Ability to lead teams resulting in positive outcomes

·         Strong management skills such as conflict resolution, including the ability to provide feedback and proactively address personnel issues

·         Broad knowledge of purchasing principles and practices

·         Fundamental knowledge of business accounting/finance

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills

·         Interpersonal skills with the ability to relate, communicate, and negotiate clearly and effectively

·         Strong proficiency in data manipulation including query writing skills

·         Advance MS Excel skills with the ability to learn other computer software programs

·         Positive and professional attitude

 

OTHER SPECIAL (NON-PHYSICAL) REQUIREMENTS

·         Regular attendance

·         Frequent interaction with others

·         Must hold and maintain a valid Driver’s License

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Category

Requirements

TRAVEL

·         Domestic travel up to 5-10% of time

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

·         Ability to lift or exert force up to 40 lbs. up to 5% of time

·         Ability to sit up to 75% of time

  • Ability to stand up to 20% of time

·         Ability to talk or hear up to 90% of time

·         Ability to use hands to handle or touch up to 5% of time

  • Special vision requirements - color vision

WORK

ENVIRONMENT

·         Office environment

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of functions or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Functions and responsibilities 

may change at any time with or without notice.  

KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This opportunity requires permanent relocation to Pembroke, Ontario. 

Other details

  • Job Family Canada - Office
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 10
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, November 14, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • Pembroke, Ontario - Manufacturing, 1000 Olympic Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada