Acme Manufacturing, Ingonish, Nova Scotia
2008 – present
(Employees 350 people manufacturing steel wheels for the international OEM market.)
⇒ Reporting directly to the Senior Buyer, assist with vendor selection and bid evaluations.
⇒ Arrange expedited shipments to prevent unscheduled manufacturing downtime.
⇒ Process all purchase orders for Engineering, Maintenance and Stores Departments, averaging total annual procurement expenses of $1.2 million.
⇒ Assist the Buyer on special projects focused on cost reduction initiatives and process improvement.
⇒ Contact suppliers to resolve missed deliveries, short shipments and pricing discrepancies.
⇒ Assigned to provide procurement advice to the IT Team, tasked with transitioning the organization to the JD Edwards Order and Supply Management modules.
⇒ Revised department procedure manual to reflect change in software from Netsuite to JD Edwards.
Scotia Hose & Rubber Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia
2006 – 2008
(Supplies hose and rubber components to the large truck manufacturing sector.)
⇒ Provided support to the Junior Buyer and Procurement Manager, assisting in the preparation of RFQ’s, RFP’s, and purchase orders.
⇒ Updated the procurement database for additions/deletions in supplier base.
⇒ Reviewed and revised the Procurement procedures for compliance to TS16949 standards.
⇒ Worked with Accounting personnel in resolving invoice discrepancies.