Production Buyer (15 Month Contract)

  • Ontario
  • Confidential
Position Summary: The primary function of this position is to work proactively to achieve on-time delivery of production parts requirements while continually meeting or exceeding cost and inventory targets as well as quality and design expectations. This will include managing a defined commodity of materials and suppliers for all Quadro needs. This is a 15 month contract position.Reports To: Purchasing ManagerEssential Functions: Position requirements include, but are not limited to: Release and negotiate direct purchases of materials utilizing MRP functionalityWork with the scheduling and manufacturing teams to ensure production requirements are maintained while limiting on hand inventoriesEnsure continuity of supply while escalating constraints as appropriateDevelop and maintain effective business relationships with all supplier partnersImplement cost reduction strategies and maintain cost baselinesManagement and implementation of all engineering change requestsManage reverse logistics for failed and suspect materialsMaintain MRP material system set-upDevelop a good understanding of the products, the supply base and the associated technologiesKeep abreast of current and emerging technologies as well as their business implicationsWork closely with the supplier quality team to ensure all suppliers meet quality expectationsQualifications: Post-secondary diploma or degree in a related discipline (materials management, supply chain management or business)Industry Certifications considered an asset (CSCMP, CPIM, CSCP, CCLP, etc.)Minimum of 2 years of progressive supply chain management experience in a manufacturing environmentExperience directly managing material procurement and associated suppliersExcellentnegotiation skills a mustMRP/ERP experience required (Visual, SAP, Oracle, etc.)Intermediate level skills required in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).A strong team-player with experience working in cross-functional teams is preferredStrong communication and interpersonal skillsGood problem analysis and resolution skillsCommitted to continuous improvement within the supply chainThe ability to multitask and to prioritize those tasksAbout us: IDEX Corporation ((url removed)) is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered diversified products in industries ranging across health, science, safety, fire and fluidics. Operating in 24 countries, IDEX is an innovative and rapidly growing company, focused on delivering excellence through diverse, winning teams. IDEX lives the values of Trust, Team and Excellence.The Waterloo Material Processing Technologies (MPT) group within IDEX Corporation is comprised of the following business units: Quadro Engineering Corp. ((url removed))The Fitzpatrick Company ((url removed))Microfluidics International Corporation ((url removed))Steridose ((url removed))These companies are leading brands within Pharmaceutical, Food, Cosmetic, Personal Care and Chemical markets where they engineer and manufacture technologically superior equipment for material processing (solid, semi-solid and liquid).Quadro Engineering Corp. is committed to providing a barrier-free workplace. If accommodation is required during the selection or interview process, it will be available upon request. This job posting is available in an accessible format upon request.Contract length: 15 monthsContract length: 15 monthsJob Types: Full-time, ContractSchedule: Monday to FridayExperience: Purchasing: 1 year (preferred)