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We’re looking for a Buyer/Planner to join our Procurement team. The Buyer/Planner is responsible for the planning, ordering, and management of inventory. Work is performed under the general direction of the Strategic Buyer. This is a planning and purchasing role with a key focus on inventory management and control.

Main responsibilities:

  • Works with Strategic buyer in awarding purchase orders for the acquisition of materials, supplies & services at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source & schedule requirements.
  • Aligns purchases to follow a Just-In-Time model
  • Solicits quotes from appropriate suppliers & evaluates quotes for completeness, compliance to specifications, reasonableness of price, conformance to standards & schedule requirements.
  • MRP / ERP use and upkeep.
  • Maintains all databases, and reports related to purchasing and inventory.
  • Reviews open order reports to ensure timely deliveries from suppliers.
  • Performs shortage reviews and assessments to maintain optimum inventory levels in alignment with our Just-In-Time inventory model.
  • Creates and tracks the purchase order process beginning with submitting the PO to the vendor and ending with the delivery of the goods to the customer.
  • Monitors timely arrival of raw materials as driven by customer and project delivery schedules.
  • Supports cycle counting activities for inventory accuracy.
  • Supports material kitting process and follows up on material shortages towards timely delivery of parts on the Production floor.
  • Other duties as appropriate related to sourcing, purchasing, planning and supply chain activities in a production environment.
  • Plans production orders based off of the master schedule


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in use of MRP/ERP system is preferred.
  • Proficient in use of computers and commonly used software such as MS OFFICE.
  • A high level of skill associated with Excel is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a high-energy environment with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of personnel.
  • Hands-on attitude with high-energy and enthusiastic personality.
  • Helpful and committed to maintaining high standards of performance and morale.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • A follow through mind-set – “own the project”.
  • Driven to succeed and improve.
  • Pro-active and results-oriented.
  • Basic knowledge of MRP/ERP system and its use
  • 1-3 years working in fast paced environment in a similar role.

Posted: October 2, 2018
Closes: December 1, 2018
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Today’s passenger trains contain dozens of electronic control units that communicate through Ethernet and wireless networks. Quester Tangent is an established but growing Canadian company...