Buyer

Location: Delta, BC

In this dynamic, fast paced environment, the Buyer is responsible for providing an uninterrupted flow of materials required by the Production, Maintenance and Research & Development departments. This position acts as a liaison between vendors and FPI personnel, while managing vendor performance and inventory.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the cost-effective purchasing of materials, supplies and services for various internal departments (ie. Production/Maintenance/R&D) as required by requisition and MRP
  • Manage assigned vendor inventories by considering potential supply shortages and order lead times, ensuring on time delivery, analyzing purchase price variance, and processing defective/rejected parts
  • Manage assigned vendor performance including freight costs, terms and standard costs
  • Continually source and develop competent vendors
  • Negotiate favourable terms for vendor pricing
  • Create and maintain productive relationships with internal departments
  • Maintain information of all purchased parts in ERP system (Epicor)
  • Monitor the integrity of the Epicor Manufacturing system
  • Act as liaison between vendors and FPI personnel
  • Maintain professionalism and act in a manner consistent with FPI mission and guiding principles
  • Follow all Health & Safety programs; actively participate in Health & Safety training with the purpose of gaining knowledge and understanding
  • Contribute to a positive work environment focusing on Lean and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Other related duties as required

Abilities/Skills/Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal) in English
  • Strong organizational skills; able to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Strong working knowledge of a variety of programs and comfortable with technology, including MS Office Suite and web-based applications
  • Knowledge of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) processes/concepts
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of ERP software is an asset
  • Familiarity with Engineering/Technical drawings is an asset 

Education/Training

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Certificate in Purchasing, Logistics or Supply Chain; or equivalent

Experience

  • 3-5 years of buying experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience with off-shore sourcing, transportation and customs is an asset

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Extended health & dental benefits
  • RRSP matching program
  • Profit-sharing
  • Compressed work schedules (with short Fridays)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Employee events (Monthly Mingles, Summer BBQ, Holiday celebrations)
  • Team Building / Health & Wellness activities
  • Employee Purchase Program
  • Friendly environment with Peer Recognition program
  • Smart Casual dress attire
  • Free coffee and parking

How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with cover letter to the Human Resources Department by Applying Online or by email at employment@regency-fire.com.

Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in this position.
Buyer