We are lovers of style, design and eating well. It’s from this love that the inspiration for the café at Thirty Six knots was born. Offering a unique sanctuary from the bustling city, the multi-space café fuses a striking and clean aesthetic with the feel of a stylish home. We have created an environment where our guests can be relaxed and inspired in an immersive and innovative café and retail space
Junior Buyer Job Description
The Jr. Buyer will implement ‘best practice’ processes as they relate to Supply Chain. Assist in sourcing, contract negotiation and vendor management with the objective of process improvements and overall cost savings.
Junior Buyer Responsibilities:
Support and execute the purchasing strategy under defined timelines while ensuring quantifiable results/savings.
Negotiate purchase of key commodities.
Maintain ongoing communication with related departmental personnel to ensure timely and accurate procurement of goods
Understand the commodity and identify cost and service metrics to achieve most viable solution;
Communicates with and evaluates vendors to ascertain their ability to meet company requirements, goals and objectives;
Maintain ongoing communications with suppliers and vendors regarding costs, quality, quantity and delivery of goods purchased as identified through operations/stakeholders;
Follow Procurement guidelines and policies;
Keep purchasing and contract management databases up to date, follow up deadlines
Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements;
Other assignments within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as reasonable requested from time to time by management
Desired Skills and Experience
To succeed in this role, the candidate must possess the following combination of education, experience and skills:
Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in grocery procurement
Business Degree with related PMAC courses
Previous experience in manufacturing industry is an asset
Strong negotiation and influencing skills
Working knowledge of vendor contracts
Technical knowledge of commodities purchased and key cost drivers
Strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word, knowledge of ERP
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Focus on customer service
Problem solving skills
Why joins us:
Thirty six Knots recognizes that its success is due to the strength of its employees. A primary goal of our company is to promote individual employee's sense of accomplishment and contribution so that employees enjoy their association with Thirty six Knots.
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: Thirty six Knots 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. Thirty six Knots encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.