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Supply Chain/Purchasing Supervisor

Others NS, Nova Scotia,CANADA
Job ID
umame inc
Job Category
Posting Date
August 15, 2018
Expiry date
October 14, 2018

Job title: Supply Chain/Purchasing Supervisor (NOC 1225)

Language: English

Education: College degree


  • Purchasing supervisor is a pivotal player in the sourcing planning process. They help companies identify problems as they develop, manufacture, store, and ship products.

  • Knowledge of global procurement policies and strong negotiation skills

  • Purchasing function requires an understanding of accounting, legal documents, and to build lasting relationships as they increase efficiency and focus on supply chain optimization.

  • Purchasing supervisor must be able to find creative solutions, generate reports and present findings to upper management and other departments, communicate with external suppliers and buyers, comprehend legal documents, and developing lasting relationships with others. They must be proactive problem solvers with a desire to collaborate with others.


    5 years or more of experience in purchasing functions; knowledge of Asian supplier market and production

    Security and safety: criminal record check

    Work: conditions and physical capabilities. work under pressure; repetitive tasks, attention to detail tight deadlines to stand the pressure of a growing company willing to travel 25% of the time


    Skills requirements and personal suitability

    Effective interpersonal skills, flexibility, accurate, team player, good oral communication in English, good written communication, dependability


    Job duties


  • Purchase textile materials, or business services from Asian countries for use or for further processing by their establishment

  • Assess requirements of an establishment and develop specifications for textile materials and supplies to be purchased

  • Establish logistics of delivery schedules, monitor progress and contact clients and suppliers to resolve problems

  • May hire, train or supervise purchasing clerks.

  • Read and comprehend legal documents, such as contracts or import/export agreements.

  • Manage the inventory planning, purchasing and import process. Provide inventory control through effective processes, counts, analysis and corrective actions with 3PL(s).

  • Prepare, review and control operational budgets. Provide updated monthly forecasts

  •  buying or approving the acquisition of goods and services needed by the company

  • seeking reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality goods at reasonable prices. negotiating prices and contracts

  •  Responsible for buying the best quality products, goods and services for their company at the most competitive prices 

  • may oversee the acquisition of materials needed for production, general supplies for offices and facilities, equipment contracts.

  • seeking reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality goods at reasonable prices

  • negotiating prices and contracts

  • reviewing technical specifications for raw materials and components

  • determining quantity and timing of deliveries

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