The Timberland Group


Woodstock, Ontario

POSITION OVERVIEW: Working in a fast-paced, high-demand environment, the self-starter in this position is responsible for buying a widely diversified group of raw materials, components and finished parts for custom manufactured equipment as well as sourcing maintenance, repair and operating supplies and services and negotiating competitive freight rates. In addition, plan and perform expediting activities to ensure the timely delivery of documentation, components and materials to meet project requirements. This position overview is to be used as a guideline and may not incorporate all functions of the position. DUTIES
  • Review all requisitions and product or service demands for completeness, description, appropriate approval, delivery date and account numbers
  • Review all confirmed commitments received with respect to the overall value to the Company as to delivery, price, payment terms and vendor selection quality so as to report any loss of value to Timberland
  • Negotiate, place orders and enter into contracts for procurement as necessary for required materials and services to ensure timely delivery
  • Monitor open transactions through completion and inform as necessary, vendors, requisitions and appropriate management on order status
  • Track designated inventory items for adherence to appropriate approved level
  • Direct and procure vendor technical and operating expertise as required to appropriate internal personnel
  • Freight management, imports, and exports and cross dock
  • Contact supplier to follow-up on material and components, production progress and shipments
  • Evaluate production schedules and progress reports from suppliers to determine if suppliers’ programs and work progress meet project requirements, and if not, initiate corrective action
  • Facilitate and/or assist in the resolution of any equipment and material deficiencies at point of receipt, through NCR reports
  • Assist in reviewing supplier documentation and ensuring shipments meet delivery schedules
  • Coordinate shipments and monitor delivery schedules and shipment processes
  • Review, corroborate and approve supplier invoices for material deliveries against purchase order requirements
  • Review material receiving reports against shipping documents to verify all material has been received per purchase order, file accordingly
  • Gain experience in a medium sized company that designs and builds custom equipment; a company who successfully competes with the large, multi-national corporations
  • Build skills in sourcing, negotiating and purchasing custom components and materials
  • Get valuable work experience and exposure to sales, engineering and manufacturing
  • Witness and be hands-on with design/build/testing of our equipment
  • Gain an understanding of the full circle of design, from concept generation to market implementation and beyond
  • Post-secondary education in Supply Chain Management
  • Proven work experience in negotiating large contracts including competitive freight rates
  • Responsiveness to requests for information, proven sense of urgency
  • 3-5 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, and effectively manage assignments
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain business relationships
  • Ability to think strategically with excellent quantitative skills
  • Experience with diverse and custom order products, including raw materials and steel
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Due to the volume of resumes received we kindly ask that you do not call regarding the status of your application. No recruiters please.

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