Purchasing manager Jobs in Saint John, NB | Irving Business Services

Irving Business Services

Description:

The Purchasing Manager reports to the Director, Supply Chain and is responsible for the procurement of goods and services required by the J.D. Irving, Limited group of Companies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Procurement of goods and services
  • Negotiate with vendors to secure terms
  • Develop and maintain supplier contracts for both goods & services
  • Improve supplier quality, cost, and delivery performance
  • Initiate new supplier setups, issue purchase orders, and change orders
  • Enable business leaders to make informed decisions by providing options and recommendations based on data and analysis
  • Provide leadership, training, coaching and development to team members
  • Participate and lead effective vendor meetings to facilitate issue resolution and continuous improvement

Job Requirements:

  • University Bachelor’s Degree in Business or MBA
  • 8 years’ experience in procurement, logistics, or supply chain working for an organization with global reach
  • Preference for experience in organizations based in heavy industries
  • Sound understanding of strategic procurement processes and contract language/structure – including RFP preparation, evaluation, contract preparation and negotiation
  • Direct supervisory or people management experience
  • Executive presence and communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and team building skills
  • Self-starter and results orientated with tight deadlines
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office are an asset
  • Sense of urgency and ability to execute at a fast pace
  • High energy
  • Curiosity
  • Ability to energize, motivate and inspire others
  • Ability to identify, and coach talent to accelerate careers

To apply for this job please visit careers.jdirving.com.

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