Buyer

Tilray Canada 2021-11-21 Full-time
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Buyer - London, ON

High Park Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tilray, a global leader in cannabis cultivation, processing, and distribution. Tilray serves patients in Canada and around the world with a diverse range of pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products as High Park Company focuses on creating distinctive products for adult Canadian consumers.

About High Park Company

High Park Company was established to develop, sell, and distribute inspiring and iconic adult-use cannabis brands.

About Tilray

Tilray is a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, processing and distribution currently serving tens of thousands of patients in ten countries spanning five continents.

Looking to develop your career at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry?

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Logistics the Buyer is responsible for the tactical procurement of commodities, supplies, equipment, and services to be used by the organization. The Buyer coordinates his or her efforts with departmental managers in order to maintain the appropriate level of inventory. This individual will utilize expert knowledge to purchase goods and services that meet quality requirements and specifications at the most favorable price for the company, while simultaneously building and maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers. Responsibilities will include the strategic forecasting, contract negotiation, development of purchasing policies and procedures for ensuring the availability of all necessary materials required to support the manufacturing process, release scheduling of inbound raw materials and components, and ensuring adequate stock levels for production requirements. Monitoring day to day warehousing operations and staff to ensure deliveries within the organization are carried out.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of the organization

• Develop purchasing policies and procedures and control purchasing department budget

• Identify vendors of materials, equipment or supplies and evaluate cost and quality of goods or services

• Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials

• Source, Negotiate, Contract & Execute agreements to fulfill day-to-day business needs, primarily for high value specialty Materials & Services not available on existing agreements

• Liaising with departments, manage project related teams and initiatives, process improvements and process expertise for Procurement & Stores

• Commodity Management support (Assisting in Implementing process improvements and Supplier Integration, etc.)

• As applicable, lead and aid in-the-development-of and instituting optimized processes which may include; systems, procurement operations, commodity management interfaces, materials, logistics, contract management, supplier management and contract administration.

• Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate supply chain activities

• Develop and implement purchasing/inventory policies including the development, implementation and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)

• Establish delivery schedules, monitor progress and contact clients and suppliers to resolve issues

• Analyze inventory needs based on operational needs and inventory levels

• Place purchase orders ensuring flow of inventory that guarantees optimum stock levels and meets turnover goals

• Maintain an extensive database for all orders that is up to date and provides information for analysis and reporting

• Provide product, storage and order information to all internal departments as requested

• Stay current with internal and external factors impacting procurement function

• Ensure that all materials are identified by Lot # and dated in accordance with the “First In – First Used” program

• Ensure that GMP materials are identified and segregated to ensure their integrity

• Ensure that hazardous materials will be stored in accordance with the Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

• Research and survey buying markets in order to source the most optimal suppliers, in accordance with corporate objectives

• Arrange for payments to vendors for products or services procured

• Prepare and administer bids, requests for quote, requests for proposal, requests for information, and other vendor documentation

• Manage service level agreements, scope of work, and contract terms with service providers

• Calculate annual requirements for products or services and reconcile amounts against available budget

• Advise departments and business units of lead time required to obtain products or services

• Make alternate arrangements in the event of shortages or delayed deliveries to minimize impact on the organization

• Monitor and ensure delivery and routing of incoming goods to the appropriate department/employee

• Organize warehouse staff, ensuring all operations are conducted timely and safely

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

• Must have either a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management or 5-7 years practical experience or a combination of education and experience.

• 5+ years' progressive experience in a Supply Chain Management role, Procurement or Materials Management. At least 3 years in a supervisory or management role

• Possess or working toward a Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.) designation or registration in the educational program of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada

• Proven success in a supervisory, management or leadership role in Purchasing

• Comprehensive experience drafting vendor agreements including the ability to strategically assess and mitigate risk with vendors and suppliers through well-structured agreements.

• Exceptional oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization and with external stakeholders

• Considerable knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to corporate purchasing practices

• Strong writing skills for creating reports, correspondence, contracts, requests, bids, and other documentation

• Knowledge of the appropriate tools for grading, analyzing, and assessing materials, equipment, supplies, services, and other commodities

• Demonstrated understanding of integrated supply chain and logistics concepts and theories

• Exceptional forecasting ability with strong analytical and interpretive skills

• Strong computer skills in a Windows environment.

• Working experience in the Manufacturing industry preferred

• Work experience in international purchasing preferred

• Demonstrated work experience of successful “Just In Time” (JIT) management required

• Knowledge of local and global markets for the industry

• Basic mathematical skills with ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages and averages required

• A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills

• Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments and key business partners

• Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently

• Excellent time and project management skills

• Must have the ability to obtain A/RPIC status as per Health Canada Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations

High Park welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.

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