Buyer
Ply Gem Building Products
Calgary, AB

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor, the Buyer position is responsible for the procurement of sealed units to ensure flow meets production requirements. Additional duties include best practice & communication methods for re-orders, quality rejects & glass arrival times which are most cost favorable for the company, while simultaneously building and maintaining relationships with internal customers. This dynamic position will coordinate his/her efforts with Operations – from Receiving to Shipping to ensure seamless execution and customer focus.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two years of post-secondary education
  • Formal operations and purchasing training or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an operations or purchasing role
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Working knowledge of Baan considered an asset
  • Window and Door experience considered an asset
  • Ability to promote communication and positive working relationships.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use the Vision, Mission & Values as the guiding principles, incorporating them into daily operations.
  • Achieve departmental and divisional objectives; to support company goals.
  • Procure all components for the assigned commodity
  • Anticipate internal and external customer requirements, making recommendations and implementing improvements.
  • Work closely with Glass Receiving pertaining to glass delivery /back order report and develop best communication practices
  • Work closely with Cardinal’s shipping team for timely delivery of board and re-order glass
  • Sealed unit re-orders
  • Liaise with key departments pertaining to Expedite requests
  • Review common trends with Quality defects and propose improvement solutions
  • Manage vendors for performance and quality through Supplier Score Card
  • Work closely with Quality on SCAR communication and NCF collection
  • Coordinate meetings with vendor for scorecard review and action register follow up
  • Update production report, i.e. past due MPC
  • Document and update description of procedures, and standard work as required.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Represent Purchasing with Service initiatives pertaining to sealed units
  • Ensure all purchase orders/EDI files are delivered as per the board schedules.
  • Liaise with Accounting on resolve of invoicing issues.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be amended to support efficient company operations
  • Other activities and functions as assigned by the Purchasing Supervisor and Manager

AUTHORITY:

  • Negotiate pricing and terms with certain suppliers
  • Accept or reject material based on quality
  • Refuse unsafe work.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Purchasing: 2 years (Required)