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Feb 10, 2022

Purchasing Manager

$58.00 - $62.00 hourly
  • 29 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON N2J 2J9, Canada
Full time Purchasing-Procurement

Job Description:

Waterloo Vapes provides a vast array of high quality vapes, vape juice, and hookah smoking accessories to the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

Reporting to the Administration, the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for evaluating, organizing and the company's purchasing activities.

Tasks and Responsibilites:

  • Review existing suppliers and contracts for cost-effectiveness and to ensure ongoing feasibility. Continuously monitor suppliers, contracts and fluctuations in vendors prices.
  • Evaluate current cost and quality of goods to ensure that all procured goods meet required quality standards and specifications.
  • Manage and build strong and positive supplier and shipper relationships to ensure the best possible pricing, availability, and quality.
  • Negotiate contracts, prices and timelines with shippers and suppliers when needed.
  • Development and controlling of procurement budget, including plans for cost reductions if needed.
  • Conduct local market research and evaluate current contracts and inventory for long-term market feasibility.
  • Continuously monitor sales, client feedback and inventory, participate in the implementation of promotions and sales strategies and to change product lines, suppliers and quantities accordingly.
  • Keep up to date with Canadian and global trends and regulations in regards to the industry.
  • Receive and confirm delivery of goods, monitor and confirm that the quality and specifications of goods meet contractual standards.
  • Prepare and maintain an organized system of records including sales contracts, shipping documents
  • Prepare and make regular reports to administration.

Professional Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 2-3 years of previous experience in procurement role
  • Previous experience in managing SMEs or departments in SMEs an asset
  • Be willing to work flexible hours if needed in order to contact suppliers and shippers in other time zones.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and negotiation skills
  • Versatile and able to work autonomously
  • Proficiency with MS Office, specifically Outlook, Excel, Word.
  • Experience with Chinese suppliers and shipping companies and/or knowledge of Chinese language an asset.

Employer Name:

Waterloo Vapes

Apply by Email:

karen.waterloovapes@gmail.com

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