Purchasing Analyst

Job Type:Full Time
Job Location:Richmond Hill

ABOUT EUROFASE:

Eurofase designs, sources, and distributes, lighting products and electric heaters under one platform, supplying residential and commercial markets with branded and private label finished goods. We serve consumers, contractors, and designers through multiple channels of Distribution. For over 30 years, Eurofase is committed to design leadership, uncompromising quality with a competitive advantage customer-centric philosophy.

OUR CORE VALUES:

ACCOUNTABILITY: We depend on each other to do our job well. Taking responsibility for what others need from you and your team. We strive to honor commitments and operate with transparency.

COMMUNICATION: Effective communication is based on relevant and timely information. We pride ourselves in our openness, our empathy, and a collaboration working relationship.

TRUST & RESPECT: Treating someone or something with consideration, thoughtfulness, and respect. Our Business Strategy may change but our Core Values will not.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Purchasing Analyst will serve as a resident expert in purchasing to develop and implement purchasing strategies, import/export, supplier selection and evaluation, and supplier management and inbound logistics. They will provide direction on many different purchasing issues and initiatives in a fast-paced environment.

You will manage vendors, be responsible for the procurement of products, and seek out high-quality goods and services at reasonable prices. You will be involved in contract administration, including negotiating, reviewing, renewing, and maintaining a central repository for all Eurofase’s contracts with the latitude to operate within the policies of the company.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Plan, direct, and control purchasing activity.
  • Prepare purchase orders, payment requests, reports, and send purchase orders to suppliers in a timely manner.
  • Negotiate cooperation policies with suppliers, such as delivery schedule.
  • Coordinate with the Finance team to ensure payments made to suppliers on a timely manner.
  • Resolve any discrepancies with suppliers regarding invoices, claims, and products of non-conformance or quality issues; promote a customer-focused and service-oriented approach in providing services to external and internal customers.
  • Assist with the Supply Chain Manager to maintain performance evaluation system for all major suppliers and improve relationship management process driving overall value from contracts.
  • Working closely with the Demand Planning Team to ensure timely expediting activities and always mitigate shortage and meet the demands of our supply chain.
  • Investigate receiving and invoice discrepancies to determine root causes and recommend corrective actions.
  • Monitor inbound logistics to make sure they run smoothly as well as resolve logistic issues that come up (i.e., delays in delivery).
  • Research and seek out the most cost-efficient shipment procedures and methods.
  • Coordinate with freight forwarders and other departments for timely execution of purchase orders and shipments.
  • Update and maintain freight rates & Tariff in the database.
  • Organize shipments by various multimodal transports (Air, Ocean, Road) to/from various overseas destinations
  • Perform MISC purchasing requisitions from internal departments.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to:
Supply Chain Manager
Direct Reports:
Indirect Reports:
Other Working Relationships:

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • College diploma required. Bachelor’s degree is an asset.
  • Retail purchasing experience (Home Depot; Canadian Tire; Lowe’s) is an asset.
  • Ability to think strategically and is forward thinking and growth oriented.
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing abilities while being nimble and adaptable.
  • Projects the highest levels of integrity.
  • Exceptional business acumen to manage product cost and supplier relationships.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand purchasing procedures.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, analytical skills, and decision-making skills.
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suits and ERP (SAP, Oracle or Microsoft Dynamic)
  • Fluency in spoken Mandarin/Cantonese is an asset, but not necessary

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