Job Description

Job Code : MgrPur - Purchasing Manager
Location : Toronto
Starting Date : Immediately
Salary : $55-60k
Description :

The Purchasing Manager is accountable for the timely and cost effective execution of corporate strategies aligned with price negotiation , ordering and acquisition of RAW MATERIALS and FINISHED GOODS .
* This role executes against budgeting parameters to secure optimal cost & margin results and ensures that supply chain needs reflect expected scheduling of deliverables

•Establish and implement best practice purchasing strategies & protocols
•Detailed analysis of needs and comprehensive cross costing
•Negotiate pricing and contract terms to maximize cost savings and improve margin
•Ensure on-time, cost effective delivery of Raw Materials, Components & Finished Goods
•Establish timelines and effective tracking tools for delivery of materials/components and defined finished goods from suppliers and Contractors
•Deliver accurate reporting and analysis to management for strategic planning support
•Timely advisement to stakeholders and system updating of delivery slippage
•Proactively troubleshooting on issues impacting delivery and quality
•Develop and maintain source & supplier business relationships
•Develop key relationships with internal & external partners
•Participates in seasonal hindsight of Maker/Source performance
•Define strategy and negotiate chargebacks related to compromised Materials, Finished Goods and late deliveries

Skills :

Minimum of 5-8 years of Apparel & Soft Lines Purchasing experience
•University Degree in Textiles, focus on Technical Fabrics
•Outstanding written & verbal skills in English (French & Asian languages considered as assets)
•Demonstrated negotiation skills, financial acumen, clear understanding of LC’s and
Import/Export protocols
•Apparel construction knowledge
•Proficiency in MS Office
•Team Building Skills
•Strong detail-oriented problem solver with positive approach to challenges