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By March 16, 2021 No Comments
  • Reports To: Director of Materials
  • Shift: Days
  • Start Date: Immediate

Job Purpose:

The Buyer in this role is responsible for coordinating the outsourcing of production jobs that require a process to be performed by a subcontracted company. The incumbent will identify the external material needs of the business, source out suppliers, negotiate prices and arrange for the purchase and delivery of the product.


  • Serve as a liaison between ODG and its subcontractors to ensure that jobs are sent out and received on time to support production goals.
  • Assist in obtaining quotes for parts and processes necessary for new and upcoming jobs.
  • Develop relationships with key personnel in the customer base and specified key accounts
  • Demonstrate products to prospects and conduct techno-commercial presentations for customer groups to project favorable impact for ODG & its products
  • Act on weekly demands for materials and maintain and issue orders
  • Analyze current inventory and develop a reduction strategy
  • Assist in developing strategies to promote profitable Company sales growth
  • Identify key areas of opportunity by reviewing customers, competitors and trends
  • Attend company sales meetings, product exhibitions, district sales meetings and training workshops, and participate in these events as requested/required
  • Build, develop and achieve territory growth plans and targets
  • Maintain supplier bids, supplier quotes, contract expiry dates, and customer bids
  • Perform cold calls and grow new account sales
  • Analyze the potential within the geographic area of your territory, and prepare sales plans accordingly
  • Provide information to potential customers on product uses and applications
  • Meet with representatives from subcontractors to address performance, pricing and any other concerns
  • Maintain daily supplier relationships to support customer requirements and ODG schedules.
  • Manage the daily Purchasing and Supply Chain requirements by reviewing, developing and measuring qualified suppliers
  • Identify, evaluate and contract with new suppliers and maintain relationships with existing suppliers for materials relative to production
  • Identify opportunities for improvement on material costs, quality and supply chain reliability.
  • Work with department supervisors to ensure production and non-production requirements are met
  • Work with the Engineering team to identify materials for new projects and prototypes
  • Work in compliance with Health and Safety rules and regulations
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Excellent time management skills: The ability to be self-directed and work independently
  • Strong verbal communication skills: The ability to lead meetings, facilitate discussions and influence people to find compromise
  • Strong written communication skills: The ability to produce formal presentations and reports for customers and internal stakeholders
  • Systematic and objective approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to occasionally travel to visit customers

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Purchasing concepts
  • The ability to understand and utilize professional selling skills
  • Two (2) years of specific gear/transmission experience is an asset

Educational and Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of College Diploma in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or any related program.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a Sales or Marketing role in the manufacturing industry role preferred

Interested Candidates should apply directly to

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