IKO Industries Ltd.
is a market leader in the manufacturing of roofing and building materials. IKO is a Canadian owned and operated business with production facilities worldwide and has many years of unparalleled success in the roofing materials industry. Quality, integrity, and trustworthiness are the values that underlie this success, and we have built this company by hiring people who hold these values. People like you!
We are currently seeking an experienced Purchasing Manager with chemical purchasing experience to join our team of skilled professionals.
The ideal candidate will be a person who is driven to excellence, versatile, and who has exceptional interpersonal, computer, organizational and communication skills. The Individual must be detail-oriented, have good analytical skills and be proactive and willing to take the initiative.
Develop market analysis of the raw materials, with particular emphasis on chemicals, pigments and facers, required by the company’s commercial plants and provide the company and management with information to assist in operational decision-making.
Manage the “procure to pay” process across multiple locations ensuring compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures
Establish and audit the implementation of purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures to accomplish working strategies.
Analyze existing purchasing processes for effectiveness and performance across multiple locations.
Identify and source new vendors of materials, equipment or supplies
Manage the vendor and supplier selection process based on total cost of ownership (i.e. price, quality, support, capacity, reliability, etc.).
Develop, negotiate and administer purchasing agreements and contracts with suppliers in support of organizational goals and requirements.
Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers and vendors.
Evaluate contracts to ensure compliance with legal requirements and organizational policies.
Manage risk relating to quality, cost, delivery and supply of purchases.
Produce reports on sourcing initiatives and purchase commitments, costs and delivery performance.
Monitor and reduce purchase variances to meet target objectives.
Maintain positive employee and vendor relationships.
Develop, motivate and manage performance of the purchasing staff.
Direct continuous improvement of purchasing processes in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions.
Administer authorized purchasing systems.
The Purchasing Manager will report to the Corporate Purchasing manager and have “dotted line supervision” of the Buyers at the plants.
The position will be located in Brampton, CA or in the USA-this person must be able to travel to the United States up to 25% of time.
Assess and develop the market strategy for ensuring cost effective supply of primary raw materials for our commercial plants, including but not limited to chemicals such as Polyol and MDI, facers such as glass coated facer and pigments, such as iron oxides.
Performing strategic purchasing activities across multiple categories of spend, auditing and evaluating existing purchasing processes to identify areas for continuous improvement.
Obtaining and assimilating information to identify sustainable cost saving strategies.
Negotiate and maintain supply agreements/contracts for stock and non-stock inventory
Monitoring and Controlling Resources - Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Communicating/presenting information to senior management and/or Peers
Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Assess and identify supply risks and issues based upon economic, industrial and geo-political trends which impact markets, prices and delivery.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work
Monitor performance of suppliers, including pricing, service levels and quality.
Minimum Job Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Business or a Bachelor’s degree with professional purchasing qualifications, recognized in North America, and preferably a MBA or a Master’s in a relevant field.
5+ years of work experience in a procurement management or supervisory role.
Proven purchasing knowledge of insulation chemical and or resin purchasing.
Experience with MRP, large scale ERP, or planning systems.
Highly proficient with MS Office, especially MS Excel and data visualization tools.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to work cooperatively across multiple functions.
Comfortable with a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
Very strong analytical, organizational, decision making and presentation skill.
Certificates - APICS or other forecasting/Supply Chain Certification preferred.
Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt, Black Belt) an asset.
IKO recognizes that its success is due to the strength of its employees. A primary goal of IKO is to promote individual employee’s sense of accomplishment and contribution so that employees enjoy their association with IKO. The Company invests in its employees so that they are the most knowledgeable in the industry, and undertakes great efforts to nurture loyalty and teamwork. We are pleased to offer competitive compensation, health care, a progressive and challenging workplace and a commitment to teamwork and integrity.
Benefits of Employment:
IKO recognizes that its success is due to the strength of its employees. A primary goal of IKO is to promote individual employee's sense of accomplishment and contribution so that employees enjoy their association with IKO. The Company invests in its employees so that they are the most knowledgeable in the industry, and undertakes great efforts to nurture loyalty to, and teamwork at, IKO. We are pleased to offer competitive compensation, health care, a progressive and challenging workplace and a commitment to teamwork and integrity.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment:
IKO Industries Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. IKO Industries Ltd. encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.