Buyer (Temporary)


Position Summary:

As the Buyer will be responsible for complex procurement methods that require a great degree of experience, knowledge, and professionalism. This role will oversee the purchase of production used materials, consumables, general tools and supplies, PPE and miscellaneous, but are subject to change with different portfolio as per team resource arrangements.  The Buyer is accountable for the continuous supply, lead time reduction and total low cost, consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. The Buyer studies market trends, analyzes price quotes received, interviews suppliers, selects or recommends suppliers with whom work orders are to be placed, schedules deliveries and maintains the orders updated in system.


Contract ends August, 2022

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and sources suppliers that meet business requirements.
  • Issues, schedules and cancels purchase orders or purchase requisitions based upon company’s demands.
  • Manages purchase orders, supplier information and purchasing parameters effectively in EPICOR.
  • Process purchase requisitions and reorder of Kanban items.
  • Drives suppliers’ performance in on-time delivery, lead time, cost, and quality.
  • Collects and logs data related to suppliers and suppliers’ performance.
  • Maintains all supplier qualification and certification documents.
  • Instructs suppliers by the most suitable shipping method and schedule requirements with various locations, freight carriers, freight consolidators, and freight forwarders.
  • Identify and resolve any discrepancies with open purchase orders.
  • Collect the sourcing information that needs to be updated in Arena or Epicor.
  • May manage the credit card conciliation package for approval and submission to Finance monthly. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related field in supply chain or operation.
  • APICS, CPIM or PMP certification is an asset.
  • 3+ years of experience in the supply chain field, preferably in OEM environment or semiconductor industry.
  • Direct experience in logistics related activities, custom clearance, freight, and best shipping method.
  • Experience in the areas of packaging materials, adhesive, general supplies and tools, PPE, service, and maintenance.
  • Direct experience in managing and improving Kanban system, or supplier managed inventory.
  • Strong problem solving and collaborative skills to implement supply chain strategies.
  • Proficient in reading technical drawings, specification and BOM.
  • Knowledge in MRP and item parameters set up of lead time, safety stock, MOQ, MPQ.
  • Proficient in using ERP and PLM systems, preferably in EPICOR and Arena.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, time management and organizational skills.
  • A great team player.
  • Proficient in MS Office (TEAMS, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio).

Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Photon Control Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse, representative, and inclusive work environment where all employees are treated equally. Thank you for your interest in a career with us.

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