MRO Buyer Level 1 (North York, ON) in Toronto at Volt

Date Posted: 8/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
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  • Duration:
    16 weeks
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $20.0 - $25.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

We are looking to hire a Buyer Level 1 (MRO Parts) for our Client in North York, ON for a 2 months’ assignment with the possibility of 60 days extension, through Volt Workforce Solutions Canada.

Job Description:

  • Job Title: Buyer Level 1 (MRO Parts)
  • Employer: Volt Workforce Solutions Canada
  • Client: A growing leader and global provider of comprehensive supply chain services and storage solutions
  • Shift: 8 hours a day from Monday through Friday 
  • Weekends: Not currently scheduled for weekends at all. If necessary, will be optional
  • Address of location: North York, ON M2R3T4
  • Pay Rate: $20-25/HR (T4) depending on experience + benefits available
  • Start date: the selected candidate for this position is expected to start ASAP pending background and reference check clearance.
  • Number of positions open: 1
  • Length of assignment: 2 months’ assignment with the possibility of 60 days extension
  • The Manager has stated that their biggest need is for the candidate to have some MRO parts knowledge, i.e. bolts, nuts, fans, motors, etc.  Anything that would go into the manufacturing machines.

The Buyer is primarily responsible for routine MRO procurement transactions within the Client software system, and/or the client's CMMS system. The Buyer ensures materials are accurately ordered and entered into the site's procurement system. This position is responsible for placing routine orders to be processed and expedited in a timely and efficient manner, and employ problem solving methods to resolve issues with delivery, price or any other order issues. It is incumbent upon the Buyer to develop and maintain strong client relationships, keep an open line of communication, and maintain control of all aspects of purchasing.

  1. Follow all site Safety and Security Procedures at all times, attend required safety trainings
  2. Place mainly stock buys per the Stock Replenishment/Re-Order Report, cutting PO, verify unit of measure, estimated delivery dates (EDDs) and verifying cost
  3. Maintain the vendor database and setup local vendors as needed. Follow preferred supplier program as instructed by corporate office adhering to prescribed goals
  4. Generate purchase orders (POs) using the client CMMS purchasing system. Verify quoted prices when generating a PO for any item including reorders. Updating POs, pricing updates and delivery dates as needed or when changed
  5. Expedite orders, manage status of purchasing needs via the creation of Non-Stock and Stock PO using the site's "Open Order Report." Regularly check Open Order Report and communicate delays or issues to supervisor and client as required. Ensure timely delivery of items, keeping supervisor and client informed of delivery status
  6. Establish and build relationships with client's employees, within the maintenance, facilities, planning or other affiliated departments in order keep abreast of client needs
  7. Routinely monitor reports such as Run PO Cost Analysis Report to flag purchases outside guidelines and to maintain target pricing. Also monitor Shared Savings Report for any discrepancies on guarantee and to make corrections as needed
  8. Work with Manager/Buyer to obtain quotes on items not pre-sourced
  9. Review invoices for price and/or quantity discrepancies and follow guidelines to resolve discrepancies, with a focus of assisting Site Manager or Supervisor in reducing discrepancies (IDRs)
  10. Work with Site Manager to streamline processes and implement quality improvements, documenting any changes into the Client system or site SOP
  11. Adhere to min/max levels as required at specific site
  12. Routinely perform duties of Attendant including: cycle counting, cleaning the storeroom, issuing materials, receiving and putting away stock, and other storeroom duties as directed or needed

Required Skills

  • 0-2 years of purchasing experience; high school diploma required; two year degree preferred
  • Basic knowledge of MRO materials
  • Experienced at working with customers in a corporate or professional environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication
  • Highly detail oriented and good problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in basic MS Excel
  • Computer literacy - Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office and ability to learn and demonstrate proficiency in the use of the ERP systems (i.e. SAP, Maximo, etc.)
  • CSA Certified Steel Toe Safety Boots are Required for this position

Position Type

  • Contract- Full Time Hours/Regular

Volt Workforce Solutions Canada is committed to meeting the needs of applicants and employees with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please let us know if you need an accommodation during any part of the application and selection process.

Volt Workforce Solutions Canada is an Equal Opportunity employer