Purchasing Manager (Elmira, ON)

We currently have a need for a Purchasing Manager for our Elmira manufacturing facility. As the Purchasing Manager, your team will be responsible for all procurement of commodities and supplies required by the company as it relates to production and manufacturing. You will be part of the leadership team and required to work with all areas including production control, manufacturing, logistics and program management. You will drive dynamic initiatives and lead value-add projects in the supply chain focused on cost savings, capacity and risk management. You will be a catalyst for change and growth within Trylon.

Do you love wireless technology? We do. Are you passionate about supporting global wireless communications? We are.
We are Trylon.

Trylon has been supplying innovative, cell site steel infrastructure, as well as site acquisition, engineering services, installation and technical services for wireless networks since the introduction of cellular technology in the early 1980s. As technology has evolved, we’ve continued to facilitate its expansion and accessibility, more recently with internet broadband, LTE and small-cell installations.

Sound interesting? How would you like to join our team?

In this role, you will:
• Be part of the management team; A trusted advisor and partner
• Provide strategic direction in all procurement activities
• Lead key strategic supplier development activities and set up cross-functional review meetings with key suppliers in order to improve performance and further reduce cost
• Develop and optimize an international supply base and a logistics strategy that will yield cost savings for the company
• Perform risk management for supply terms, contracts and agreements
• Keep informed of technology offerings and global market trends that facilitate the purchasing of product and material globally to reduce the total cost of ownership
• Control expenditures through process changes and build a culture of long-term saving related directed to procurement costs
• Develop and implement global efficiencies, standardized tools, practices and procedures, RFP, new supplier and decision-making evaluations
• Handle escalations and manage dispute resolution processes
• Champion procurement transformation projects with the support of the team
• Mentor and educate staff in procurement concepts, financial analysis and marketplace trends

You will possess:
• A University degree or College Diploma
• 5 – 10 years’ procurement and logistics experience with increasing accountabilities
• Managerial or Supervisory experience in a procurement/logistics environment
• Strong understanding and experience in strategic sourcing process including opportunity assessment, needs and market assessment, sourcing strategy development, negotiations, recommendation, implementation, and supplier relationship management programs
• Experience with both domestic and international shipping requirements
• Purchasing experience with the following commodities: raw steel, structural fasteners, electrical cable, small tools, welding supplies and shop consumables
• Effective communication skills for contact with vendors, customers, internal departments and plant employees
• Effective planning, organizing, and time management skills
• Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook

Personal Attributes:
• Team player, adaptable, reliable, energetic with a positive professional attitude
• Effective leadership style that promotes proactive and solution-based results
• Capable of prioritizing and organizing responsibilities effectively
• Excellent analytical and negotiation skills
• Self-starter, possessing high degree of self-motivation

If you thrive in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment and want to be part of a team that is committed to safety, respect, and innovation, we look forward to hearing from you! Check out Trylon at www.trylon.com and send resumes to careers@trylon.com.

Must be located in Canada and legally eligible to work in Canada. Only candidates chosen for interview will be contacted.

Trylon TSF Inc is a company dedicated to diversity, inclusion and accessibility in workplace. Please reach out to our recruitment team to discuss any accommodation needs that you may require during the hiring process.