Junior Buyer
Swish Maintenance
1d ago

At Swish Maintenance Limited our Mission, Vision and Culture is to deliver clean, safe and healthy living environments for our customers, to deliver top products, programs and relationships that our customers value more than the alternative and one of Deep Expertise, Deep Product Knowledge, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Development of our People and Environmental Stewardship.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Buyer at our Peterborough Head Office.

Working within our Purchasing Department, this position will support in the day to day functions of the purchasing department while ensuring smooth and efficient buying processes including the accurate maintenance of purchasing and supplier files as well as item coding.

This individual will have the ability to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend.

  • Accountable for maintaining good working relationships with the branch network and managers
  • Accountable for having inventory in the right place at the right time in the right quantity
  • Accountable for SKU and Data management, system coding, order entry and processing
  • Accountable for adhering to lean supply chain principles
  • Responsible to maintain good working relationships with the primary and secondary vendors
  • Responsible to negotiate best possible pricing from vendors
  • Responsible for implementing and execution of purchasing metrics
  • Responsible for daily branch buying in select branches.
  • Responsible for Excel reporting as required
  • Responsible for providing administrative support to purchasing manager
  • 1-3 years Purchasing experience
  • Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization and its executive team
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate with customers, staff and suppliers in a pleasant and professional manner
  • Knowledge of products and equipment to confidently and accurately address customers’ needs
  • Demonstrated experience with ERP system
  • High Level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel with emphasis on pivot tables and refreshable content
  • Strong knowledge of other Microsoft Office products including Word and PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Minimum High School Diploma - College or University Preferred
  • We are an equal opportunity employer with the ability to earn above average compensation, excellent benefits package as well as opportunities for growth and personal development.

    Swish Maintenance Limited is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act ('AODA').

    Should any applicant require accommodations through the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources.

    Established in 1956 and recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Small & Medium Employers, Swish Maintenance Limited is a leading national provider of quality cleaning solutions and equipment.

    Founded in Peterborough, Ontario, we have expanded to 12 locations in Canada, providing a total procurement system and the service to back it up.

    Our success is the result of hiring and developing team members who want a secure future through training and advancement.

    We are an equal opportunity employer ready to challenge the talents of individuals from college students to experienced professionals.

    Swish employs talented professionals with a "Do It Right The First Time" attitude who enjoy a team atmosphere and the satisfaction of providing "Service Excellence" to our many valued customers.

    If you are ready to accept our challenge, share our exciting goals and join our team, we invite you to apply now.

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