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Purchasing Coordinator at Linamar Corporation

Purchasing Coordinator

Linamar Corporation Guelph, Ontario Full Time

Purchasing Coordinator

Position Summary:

This role is responsible for managing the day-to-day relationships within the supply chain from an operational and tactical perspective. Focus will be on specific commodity and/or projects as assigned. Serving as the primary contact between Engineering and Suppliers to communicate Engineering Change Orders along with updating systems as necessary. Coordinators will be working closely with Buyers to understand the strategic activities within the different commodities.

About Skyjack

Skyjack supplies construction rental companies globally with quality engineered, simple, and reliable access and telehandler equipment. Initially started as a scissor lift manufacturer in 1985, and has grown to become a world leader in the general Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) industry. As a dominant player in a consistently evolving industry, Skyjack employees thrive on absorbing new information and have a thirst for continuous improvement in their professional selves. In 2002 Skyjack became a part of the Linamar Corporation and has since been able to leverage strategic partnerships and use the guidance of their parent company to rapidly change the face of the access industry.


Every aspect of the company is deeply rooted in Skyjack’ s safety initiatives as this can be an extremely challenging industry. Skyjack prides itself on being simply reliable and easy to do business with. This mission extends to the relationships with customers, suppliers, and employees. Learn more about how you can become a part of the Skyjack team and align yourself with other motivated and engaged professionals.


Key Accountabilities
•  Procurement of goods and/or services required by Current Production or New Product Development needs. Prepare RFQ packages and communicate with Suppliers on these packages and summarize formal bids to make recommendations on awarding business.
•  Communicate Engineer Change Orders to Suppliers and update software systems as required.
•  Resolve purchase order/invoice discrepancies and expedite orders as required.
•  Generate, monitor and maintain department files. Prepare documents and reports to support targets.
•  Assist in achieving vendor compliance to required procedures and certifications (NAFTA, ISO, PPAP etc.).
•  Generate, maintain and publish monthly reports and databases as required (Commodity tracking, cost savings, supplier scorecards etc.).
•  Assist in planning and achieving cost reduction goals.
•  Monitor and maintain supplier performance and communicate results.
•  Perform other tasks/projects as assigned.

Facility Specific

    • Supply plant with tooling, MRO and safety related items as required.
    • Maintain adequate levels of inventory required by the plant and follow prescribed procedures to replenish stock.
    • Responsible for indirect spend along with all inventory in the Tool Crib.

Minimum Requirements
•  One to two years of experience in purchasing, production planning/inventory control and/or customer service.
•  Post-secondary education in Business, Materials Management or related field of study.

Desired Characteristics
•  Flexible and adaptable to ever-changing priorities.
•  Ability to rapidly respond to unforeseen developments and initiate actions.
•  Strong written and verbal communication skills in order to interact with Suppliers and coworkers to implement changes, resolve discrepancies and/or other supply chain related and operational matters.
•  Locate data in a variety of forms such as invoices, shipping receipts, special order request forms and new product information sheets. Obtain data such as universal product codes, product descriptions and specifications, prices, discounts, taxes, and comments about suppliers and merchandising methods.
•  Ability to work independently, but also work in teams with co-workers to ensure effective forecasting, product distribution and marketing. Collaborate with other departments and other Supply Chain team members to make forecasts and build inventories that are compatible with Linamar’s sales strategies and budgets.
•  AS400/ IFS / MRP experience. Use computer applications and communications software as needed.
•  Engage in continuous learning on new products and market trends.
•  Advanced Excel skills

Why Linamar
•  Opportunities to grow your career
•  Community based outreach supporting both local and global initiatives and charities
•  Social committees and sports teams
•  Discounts for local vendors and events, including auto supplier discounts


We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet the full requirements for this position.­

Linamar is committed to promoting accessible recruitment as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Linamar will attempt to accommodate persons with a disability in an appropriate and effective manner throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Accommodations will be provided upon request.




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