Buyer/Purchasing – Industry Experience Req’d

Post Date

July 15, 2021

Job Description


The Buyer is responsible for the sourcing, pricing and purchasing of materials; ensuring cost-effective pricing and on-time arrival to meet organizational objectives while minimizing inventory exposure.


  • Liaises with suppliers to obtain price quotes, lead times and material availability.
  • Proactively pursue savings initiatives within assigned buying responsibility
  • Manage daily MRO purchasing related activities such as RFQs, purchase orders and lead-time inquiries.
  • Identify fragmented purchases and consolidate where possible to drive quality, cost savings and standardization in all areas.
  • Negotiate cost savings with vendors by obtaining competitive pricing on materials.
  • Create and maintain Material Purchase Orders from entry to completion.
  • Expedite material deliveries by the required due date.
  • Communicate any critical change in pricing and delivery to Puirchasing Manager.
  • Maintain Item Master files for Purchased items in a timely manner.
  • Maintain updated Vendor files; inform accounting of any changes in address and/or payment terms.
  • Maintain updated individual files for all quote requests; including but not limited to: Vendor price quotes, lead times, pack size, preferred and alternate vendors etc.
  • Calculate Landed Costs for purchased items and update the standard in MFG-PRO.
  • Source packaging and raw materials for new business as required.
  • Support implementation of ERP and other new relevant software
  • Other duties as required



  • Post-Secondary education with background in Chemistry, Business or Administration
  • PMAC Certificate – or working towards certification preferred
  • APICS training (MRP) preferred


  • Min. 3 years in a Cosmetics, CPG or Pharma industry purchasing role
  • Strong Negotiation and Communication skills
  • Solid understanding of procurement process
  • MRP/ERP Experience
  • Microsoft Office (advanced competency)
  • Good analytical/mathematical skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task in fast paced

If you are looking for a new and exciting career opportunity, then we welcome your application. CSR provides a dynamic work environment with opportunity for growth. If you are contacted for an interview and require any accommodation, please notify us in advance of your requirements.

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