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  • The STORY Group


Sr. Buyer

Compensation: ideally up to $70k

Reports to: VP Operations

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Toronto (427/407 area)


The Senior Buyer is responsible for the tactical procurement of commodities, supplies,

equipment, and services to be used by the organization.

The Senior Buyer coordinates his or her efforts with Operations in order to maintain the

appropriate level of inventory at lowest total cost. This individual will utilize expert

knowledge to purchase goods and services at the most favourable total landed cost for the

company, while simultaneously building and maintaining strategic relationships with key


KEY FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: The specific responsibilities of the role, while not limited to, include:

  • Lead and assist other Purchasing team members in the pursuit of Department obj.

  • Supply chain optimization to procure the required level of quality materials/service to be received on time at a cost effective price.

  • Analysis of sales orders and customer demand to determine material requirements.

  • Qualify & select suppliers, conduct negotiations & execute agreements while maintaining good vendor relations.

  • Assures purchasing is completed from approved vendors in accordance with established policies and procedures. This includes direct and indirect/MRO materials.

  • Actively participate and support continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Duties and responsibilities may be amended from time to time in order to support efficient company operations.

  • Prepare Purchase Orders and collect specification packages for submittal to raw material, hardware, subcontract suppliers and services.

  • Source, solicit, evaluate and select quotes pertaining to materials requirements.

  • Support productivity improvement goals

  • Working with Estimating, Project Managers, Production, maintain communication with Operations and Sales Support regarding job completion and delivery requirements.

  • Manage and Coordinate open orders and arrival dates for raw materials and subcontractor schedule orders to ensure they are in compliance with production req.

  • Work with Operations and shipping, and expedite when necessary, to ensure job completion and revised dates arising from schedule non-compliance issues.

  • Maintain vendor contact for expediting of raw material, hardware and subcontract supplies.

  • Sourcing, negotiating and managing purchase orders and Long Term Agreements for raw materials, hardware and subcontracted parts.

  • Support supplier corrective action as a result of Non-conformance data including investigation, root cause analysis, corrective action and required preventive action/ procedure change activities.

  • Participate in continuous improvement teams.

  • Support and lead new product introductions as necessary

  • Identify and analyse risk, producing and implementing risk mitigation as necessary.

  • Support requests from corporate regarding conflict minerals, quarterly reporting and monthly operating plans

  • Adhere to and enforce compliance with purch. policies, procedures, regulations, laws.

  • Request MSDS sheets for any product that may contain hazardous material and review with the Corporate Environ. Health and Safety Specialist prior to placing the order.

  • Maintain good housekeeping practices in work area using the 5s + 1 principles


Following are the minimum requirements for the position:

  • Associate’s Degree or related experience

  • Basic knowledge of and SAP CRM

  • Experience with SAP SD and MM modules.

  • Experience in a customer service or customer/supplier support environment.

  • Proficiency with MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be driven and focused in a team-oriented environment

  • Previous experience with a Personal Care / Pharmaceutical ingredient supplier a plus

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume in confidence, by e-mail to:

The STORY Group is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to applicants invited to an interview.

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