Purchasing Agent

    St. Catharines, ON, Canada

    Job Title: Purchasing Agent

    Position Type: Permanent, Full-time 40 hours

    Wage: $50,000-$55,000 per year

    Work Location: St. Catharines



    At Kelly Services we believe in relationships, not transactions. We value teamwork, realizing that we are stronger together than as individuals. We take seriously the promises we make. We are passionate, dedicated and driven to excel.

    At our core, we are a community. Each day we welcome into our community the varied talents of all people who embrace our culture of service, teamwork and integrity. We offer the opportunity to work with the best companies in the Niagara Region, and to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work.


    This position works in conjunction with the rest of the purchasing team to procure, expedite, maintain costing information, negotiate deals and discounts and ensure the proper inventory levels are in place at all items on all items to provide the highest fill-rates and customer service levels possible for all customers.


    • Using the Sage 300 ERP system, monitor stock levels, backorders and sales trends to place timely orders of supplies to ensure the highest fill rates possible
    • Monitor all products and changes in demand and adjust inventory levels (up and down) appropriately to ensure optimal fill rates are achieved
    • Once orders are placed, this role will stay on top of outstanding POs to ensure the timely shipping and receiving of orders with the goal of ensuring minimal lead times are achieved
    • Seek approval from manager for each PO being placed. Will review and approve all manufacturer invoices for payment/cheque cutting
    • Arrange the contract and supply of various overhead vendors such as stationary, office cleaning services, marketing supplies, freight suppliers, couriers and more
    • Work with Accounts Payable to provide support as needed on invoice discrepancies on quantities and costs
    • Work with suppliers to arrange for buy in deals, bulk buy deals, one-time purchases and deals as volumes increase
    • Work in conjunction with the Data Analyst to maintain and update the accurate costs in the system. This will include ensuring we have the best-quantity rate on items, adjust for price increases and more
    • Create and oversee the maintenance of all codes. This includes adding new product codes, ensuring codes and descriptions are accurate. Ensuring category codes, freight rates, duty and tariff rates are always accurate


    • 3-5 years’ experience preferred
    • Strong SAGE 300 ERP knowledge
    • Strong Excel knowledge and skills at an advanced level
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Strong commitment to continual learning
    • Must be able to deal with high-pressure situations professionally in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong administrative/ organizational skills
    • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

     To Apply

    Please send your resume to 7680@kellyservices.com

    Category: Purchasing

    Reference ID: CA7680GD000021

    Date Posted: 09/07/2019

    Shortcut: http://jobs.en.kellyservices.ca/PuxKYq

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