Buyer / Purchaser Job

Job Description

Buyer / Purchaser Job  – The Buyer / Purchaser reports to the Materials Manager and will be responsible for the day to day purchasing of materials for the production of trailers and the consumables required by the various departments.

Buyer / Purchaser Job
Buyer / Purchaser Job

Main Responsibilities

Purchase materials for specific work orders and stock based on the Material Planning Report

Purchase consumables (e.g., Shop tools, fasteners, hand soap)

Purchase of subcontracted services (e.g., Heat treating) and maintenance services

Monitor late deliveries and backorders and inform Production & Production Planning of any delays

Maintain material costs in our ERP system from vendor quotations

Administer and document the return of goods not required to vendors

Creation and implementation of freight reduction strategies

Assist Parts & Service staff with material quotations for their customers

Assist Materials Manager in achieving annual departmental goals

Assist Materials Manager in achieving monthly departmental scorecard goals

Adhere to all Safety regulations set forth by Aspen’s safety program

Secondary Responsibilities
Liaise with vendors and subcontractors to ensure price, quality and delivery expectations are being met

Build and foster excellent communications with fellow employees

Identify trends on inventory & parts supply and communicate to the Materials Manager

Adjusting system accordingly based on current data. (e.g., Change min/max/safety stock/order point in the ERP system

Facilitate problem solving and process improvement work internally

Development and updating our standard operating procedure documents relating to Material Planning

Attributes and Skills

Strong attention to detail

Solid organizational capabilities and ability to complete tasks

Able to work autonomously and uses good decision-making practices

Problem solving ability in a customer focused environment where your customer may be internal or external

Possess the ability to find quick solutions to unplanned changes and use creativity to resolve supply problems when they occur

Organizational and planning skills, experience managing equally important and competing priorities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Intermediate computer literacy with Microsoft Office (Excel, Windows, Visio, Outlook) and an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software system

The ability to read and understand engineered drawings

Able to maintain a professional and calm demeanor in challenging situations

Able to identify procedure and process improvements and advise the appropriate stakeholders


Minimum of two years’ experience purchasing in a manufacturing environment

Experience with an ERP or database system. Experience with the system we use (Visual Manufacturing from Infor) would be a bonus

Basic knowledge of Supply Chain and Accounting processes

Experience communicating with various personality types and various levels of urgency and able to adjust personal style accordingly

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Inventory Officer Job at Hazon Holdings

A recognized professional designation is an asset but not required

Working Conditions

Typical indoor office environment with windows

Offices with equipment noise and frequent interruptions

Regular fast pace or work with tight deadlines

A medium stress environment due to timelines

Shift Availability

Days – Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm


Competitive Wages

Extended Health Care & Dental Benefits

AD&D, Life and STD Disability Benefits

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Great work life balance

Year-round work

Stable career with opportunity for advancement

Family environment and company culture

Aspen Custom Trailers