Senior Buyer, Procurement

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Swim Recruiting

Are you a passionate, seasoned and strategic Supply Chain leader with expertise in enhancing procurement sourcing practices and services, and creating a positive customer experience and driving a culture of best practices and continuous improvement? Who- The Company: Our client is a globally recognized organization and a large employer in the Abbotsford area. Known for their exceptional reputation and collaborative work culture-this is a superb work environment with an amazing objective!What- The Role: The Senior Buyer, Procurement is a role with the opportunity to lead a diverse team. This position provides leadership in achieving the ongoing goals of the Procurement Modernization program, and will transform how our client buys and pays for goods and services by simplifying processes, improving service delivery, delivering value/savings, and embracing technology. You will be responsible for developing a cohesive team to support and realize the vision of Procurement Modernization, and instill the mindset of customer service, service delivery, and delivering value across the Procurement function. There are also a significant number of initiatives underway where Procurement will be either leading or engaged in exploring how they work with their Suppliers to further our Client’s objectives.Who- The Candidate: Equipped with a minimum of 5 years of progressive procurement/supply chain management experience. The ideal candidate would be a natural leader, with proven experience leading and driving a culture of best practices and continuous improvement, you possess sound supplier relationship and customer relationship management experience and are accustomed to developing and monitoring SLA performance. Duties highlighted below:Source and negotiate on new and existing materials as requested by Operations/R&D/Marketing/Engineering.   Improve existing purchasing policies and proceduresConsolidate and optimize purchasing of MRO supplies.Oversee all staff doing procurement buying.Initiate request for quotes and supply agreements, where applicable, for items not already covered under purchasing agreements.Work with suppliers to find new and innovative methods to reduce costs and lead timesMaintain regular contact with key suppliers to build and maintain relationships.Customs Import/Export experience, including all CERS/CARM paperwork needs.How Much: Competitive base salary commensurate with level of experience, Please discuss further with Swim. Where: Abbotsford, BCWhen & How To Apply: Swim Recruiting has been engaged as a trusted recruitment agency partner on this important search. If you are interested and already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon.