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

Irving Business Services


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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