DSI - Sturgeon Falls, ON Senior Purchaser

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Supply Chain & Logistics
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Functional / Technical Abilities

  • Ensure approval of all POs have been attained from appropriate manager based on the DSI policy and approval structure.
  • Ensure the request and expected dates on POs are current and accurate to the vendor delivery confirmation.
  • Initiates purchase orders and amendments for parts, services, and/or special tools.
  • Leads and participates in the development of specifications for services, equipment, products, supplies or substitute materials
  • Organizes and implements strategies to accomplish business sourcing programs consistent with company guidelines.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
  • Completes other duties as assigned to meet business needs.


  • Support relevant departments with quotations for the purpose of tenders.
  • Coordinates the planning and purchasing of inventory items in accordance to the set production schedule to meet delivery dates. Ensure any changes to delivery dates are communicated to planning in a timely fashion.
  • Coordinates as appropriate, quality matters and engineering changes/developments between company activities and suppliers.
  • Report vendor performance to management monthly.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism when dealing with staff and other departments within DSI, customers and visitors
  • Act as mentor and assist in training of Purchaser I and Purchaser II.

Decision Making

  • Source for new parts, suppliers or sub-contractors when the need arises.
  • Approve payment/tariff codes to customer brokers.
  • Review and sign off on freight charges for incoming purchases.
  • Studies market prices and trends, engineering developments and manufacturing method improvements applicable to assigned responsibilities and advises company activities with concurrence of management.
  • Attend to work activities that are complex and rely on accuracy, impact further procedures, and affect the overall efficiency, costs, and service quality of the company.

Inventory / Inventory Control

  • Arrange for submission and inspection of sample products as required.
  • Support quality personnel with non-conforming purchased items to determine disposition and resolution.
  • Monitors inventory levels and coordinates inventory purchases to meet inventory levels set by the company.
  • Develop measurements to monitor vendor-delivery performance.
  • Visit supplier’s facility to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality and/or delivery problems.


  • Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.
  • Interviews and confers with current and prospective suppliers to determine supply capabilities, transportation logistics, inventory control management, negotiates prices and delivery terms with guidance from a purchasing manager for assigned responsibilities.


  • SCMP designation (preferred, but not required).
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with emphasis in supply chain and procurement or Business, or seven (7+) years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials control experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Personal computer skills, mainframe operations as relates to procurement, related software, and knowledge of purchasing/accounting processes required.
  • Related software and knowledge of purchasing/accounting processes.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of DSI’s technology or equivalent industry (preferred, but not required).


To apply, please send your resume with the cover letter to hrcanada@dsiunderground.com.

Please indicate in a separate covering letter how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the qualifications listed above.

DSI welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all those who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline: Not set
Job-ID: R0047464

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