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Production Purchaser / Buyer at Buhler Versatile Inc.

Production Purchaser / Buyer

Buhler Versatile Inc. Winnipeg, Manitoba Full-Time
RSP, health benefits, discretionary days, educational assistance
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Production Buyer / Purchaser

Buhler Versatile is looking to add a Production Buyer to the purchasing team located in Winnipeg.  As a Buyer, you will be responsible for the complete buying process and will work closely with the production, manufacturing, quality assurance and engineering to ensure optimum quality, pricing and delivery of components.  For the right person, we may also consider a recent graduate of a supply chain program who is just starting out in their career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain commodities and vendors with a continuous focus on cost reduction.
  • Source and select new suppliers. Negotiate pricing and work with quality to ensure new commodities meet company standards.
  • Process requisitions for new components, review and evaluate quotations and select vendors
  • Maintain and develop vendor relationships
  • Ensure a continuous supply of components to production
  • Negotiate price reductions and resolve disputes with existing vendors
  • Communicate and enforce quality requirements with vendors
  • Work with Engineering on new designs and ordering of  prototype parts
  • Maintain competency through ongoing skills development
  • Additional projects as assigned by the Director of Purchasing

  • Completion or working towards a SCMP designation or other professional designation is preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) of  production purchasing experience
  • Experience with sourcing new supplies and vendor selection
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Ability to  read and interpret blueprints
  • Superb communication ability, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office



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