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Head Buyer

Montreal, Quebec · Manufacturing

Head Buyer Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Head Buyer to handle our company's purchasing activities. The Head Buyer's responsibilities include maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, coordinating with internal teams regarding their supply needs, and overseeing the purchasing team in their daily activities.

To be successful as a Head Buyer, you should be able to manage and optimize purchasing activities and processes. An outstanding Head Buyer should have excellent leadership abilities.  It involves managing a team of 4 people.  No strategic directional responsibility as it relates to vendors.  Managing workflow, developing culture, driving accountability, interfacing with other departments and execution on project that are directed your way.


Head Buyer Job Responsibilities:

Managing daily purchasing activities, supervising staff, and allocating tasks.

Maintaining the supplier database, purchase records, and related documentation.

Coordinating with inventory control to determine and manage inventory needs.

Managing the maintenance of office/manufacturing equipment and machinery.

Ensuring that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications.

Preparing cost estimates and managing budgets.

Training new employees in the purchasing process and how to use the purchasing system.

Head Buyer Requirements:

Degree in business administration or a related field.

Experience as a Head Buyer or in a similar position.

Deep knowledge of inventory and supply chain management.

Supervisory and management experience.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and purchasing software.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills.

Strong planning and organizational skills.

Ability to work independently.

Bilingual (French & English)



$85k base plus benefits

Thank you for your interest in this job posting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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