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Senior Buyer

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Good2GoCo Inc. is a rapidly growing Canadian owned and operated ecommerce company, specializing in emergency preparedness, outdoor living gear (camping, backpacking, hunting, backyard campfires) as well as homestead and off-grid products.   Our head office is in Lake Country, BC.  We are looking for an experienced Senior Buyer to step into this newly developed position.  The successful candidate will be required to work onsite – relocation assistance is available.

Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for managing the buying team and for the management and preparation of day-to-day analysis of the purchasing activities of the company.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage purchasing department, in purchasing both domestically (within North America) and overseas.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with vendors and suppliers (domestically and overseas).
  • Create Vendor Forecasting.
    • Review delivery and quality performance, create and issue corrective action forms and process when necessary.
    • Manage vendor warranty issues including reporting and return of defective parts or failed delivery and reporting on warranty claims per vendor.
  • Responsible for the forecasting, timely placement/coordination of purchase orders and transfer requests (between warehouses), delivery follow up to meet customer demand and maintain optimal stocking levels across warehouses.
  • Coordinate activities to ensure purchase orders arrive on time. 
    • Track and verify all purchase orders with accuracy and completion, and in accordance with established policies, procedures, and contract terms (i.e., price, time, freight, customs, etc.).
    • Identify, reduce and report freight/courier costs (customs, multiple, expedite shipments).
  • Develop purchasing policies and procedures for the purchasing department in collaboration with core leadership team – specifically with purchasers and the warehouse manager.
  • Review and resolve warehouse transfer and order exceptions, discrepancies, and errors.
  • Communicate extended delivery dates, inventory changes, raw material issues, major pricing variances, returns and claims to Ecommerce and Customer Service Managers.
  • Data coordination: assemble required information to update new/changed products, ensure pricing is current and up to date and communicate changes immediately.
  • Maintain & grow beneficial vendor relationships.
  • Communicate vendor/departmental/inventory/data issues with CEO as well as core leadership team.
  • Duties as assigned.

    Qualifications & Experience

    • Minimum 5 years in a purchasing management position.
    • Minimum 3 years experience with:
      • Degree/Diploma/Certificate in relevant field and/or equivalent training and experience.
    • The following are considered assets:
      • Prior experience working in ecommerce/retail setting.
      • Prior knowledge of Canadian outdoor products, preparedness, off grid market.
      • Previous industry contacts in key categories.

    Skills & Abilities

    • Strong negotiating skills – vendor sourcing and cost saving.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Able to lead and work on multiple projects, prioritize, organize, and manage time effectively.
    • Team player – work effectively within dept and across company with the core leadership team.
    • Highly analytic mindset - excellent numerical skills; must love working with numbers and extrapolating data.
    • Impeccable attention to detail.
    • Experience working with Oracle NetSuite and 3PL Central an asset.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Strong understanding of global freight and supply chain.

      Competitive Salary

      Benefits

      • Extended health benefits package
      • Employee discounts

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