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Manufacturing Purchaser

Guelph, ON

Where innovation, technology and integrity come together.

Our purpose at Kiwi Newton Group is to excel in delivering; economical, high quality, low carbon, low energy and low maintenance building systems and structures in the ICI building industry. We strive to make and improve better products and develop our people to work together with various skills. We believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must. We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. We continue to expand and have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Purchaser.


  • Review structural level engineered drawings and prepare material takeoffs to ensure best pricing negotiation and delivery

  • Plan and manage current and future MRP requirements based on production needs

  • Prepare and issue purchase orders to suppliers on a daily basis for timely receipt of goods to meet customer/project requirements

  • Work closely with Production Planner and provide necessary support to production floor

  • Review, evaluate, and monitor department purchase requisitions for proper authorizations, specifications

  • Review competitive pricing, negotiate purchase contracts with suppliers ensuring the most cost competitive price, quality, and delivery

  • Negotiate optimum pricing solutions and order policies, terms and conditions with suppliers

  • Evaluate suppliers based on price and delivery performance

  • Prepare supplier and purchasing status reports, administration tasks, such as filing, etc.

  • Source and qualify suppliers (local and international) for materials/components, risk mitigation

  • Manage purchases, cancellations and re-schedule delivery dates

  • Maintain supplier and sub-supplier relationships and strategic alliances to ensure continuous flow of materials throughout the supply chain

  • Use demands forecasting and negotiating skills to maintain supply of critical inventory items and implements supplier stocking programs where suitable and applicable

  • Prepare and analyze reports as needed

  • Expedite open purchase orders for past due items and ensuring On-Time Delivery (OTD) for all purchases utilizing the Open Purchase Order report

  • Assist in coordination of logistics with our shipping and receiving department

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in Business or College Certificate

  • A minimum of five (5) years working with engineered shop drawings in a Structural steel manufacturing environment

  • Strong computer skills (MS Office, MRP etc)

  • A self-starter with the ability to set and handle multiple priorities

  • Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues

  • Excellent communications skills both written and oral

  • Possess excellent organizational and analytical skills

Kiwi Newton Group encourages people to enjoy work and working with others, to be creative and effective in teams, to be reliable for other team members and to develop efficient work habits to serve customers well and deliver best value excellent buildings and structures.

Kiwi Newton Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants who consider themselves qualified.

Qualified candidates should email their resume or fax to: 519-822-6159.

Please note that only those being invited to interview will be contacted, no agencies and no telephone calls please.

Job Type: Full-time

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