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PURCHASING MANAGER 90028

 

PURCHASING MANAGER

Corporate Operations - Accounting and Finance
 

Think Cosmopolitan: we’re all about the home. Owned by Romain and Kim Dubus, we’re a small family business expending at a fast pace, the goal of the team is inspiring folks from all walks of life to take ownership of their spaces & create value where they’re planted.

PURCHASING MANAGER

Think Cosmopolitan is looking for a self-starter to manage the indirect spend for our Satellite Division in Vancouver, BC.  This individual will be expected to implement the established corporate category strategies and to develop and implement strategic sourcing of all local spend. This person must display extraordinary communication skills to develop relationships with internal stakeholders, interact with the central Purchasing Team, and to provide regular feedback on the progress and challenges in Vancouver.

Think Cosmopolitan appreciates employees that are able to: demonstrate the ability to independently and effectively manage projects in an extremely fast paced and changing environment, work closely with diverse internal/external customers, and creatively approach a wide variety of challenges. Employees should be comfortable working in a high stress environment and balancing several projects at any given time, while remaining flexible and open to changes in strategic direction.

We are a progressive purchasing organization pushing the boundaries of traditional methodologies. We are looking for individuals who can think outside the box to achieve company objectives regarding value and partnerships with our suppliers. Our organization moves quickly, and you must too. Think Cosmopolitan has the unique ability and desire to influence and shape suppliers to be better with us as we challenge our supply chain on cost, quality and delivery. The purchasing team has aggressive objectives for 2018 that positively impact our product and bottom line. We are looking for the right person who is equipped and ready for these challenges to join our team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organizational Planning: Responsible for understanding the purchasing requirements and headcount needed to support a new business unit while taking into account the existing centralized purchasing infrastructure/team and processes.
  • Process Creation: Responsible for creating and implementing processes that will leverage cost saving initiatives and strategies while balancing speed to market.
  • Project Management: Responsible for projects including planning, coordinating with stakeholders, estimating completion, and project updates. Performs assignments independently with instruction limited to results expected.
  • Contract Management: Responsible for assisting in the authoring of contract documents with the Legal Department. Management of contracts ensuring performance of the supplier to contract obligations. Understand interrelationships between contracts and terms while applying creativity and sound business reasoning to interpret application of contract to business needs.
  • Negotiations: Utilize negotiations to maximize value and cost savings benefit while lowering risk.
  • Supplier Management: Collaborate with category managers to develop, continuously improve, manage the performance of, and monitor KPIs of the supply base. Establish preferred suppliers for local spend.
  • Stakeholder Management: Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create strategic sourcing models that optimize the value of products and services that support business unit requirement to maintain continuous cost reduction programs for controllable expenditures. Communicate, manage, and drive compliance to category strategies. Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
  • Talent Development: Help manage, lead, develop, and mentor related positions while working on critical projects.  
  • Strategy/Sourcing: Lead, assist, and support the processes, technologies, and operations. Create sourcing strategies for assigned categories.
  • Efficiency: Develop and lead efforts to reduce number of transactions.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, finance, economics, or similar quantitative field. 
  • 5 years of experience in purchasing.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Technical knowledge of capital equipment, construction, and/or facilities.
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills.
  • Remarkable problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize appropriately to meet internal customer and company needs.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills, which strong ability to communicate to all levels of internal personnel.
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to a fast-moving and ever-changing environment.
  • Conducts all activities with the highest of integrity.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Position may require long hours and weekend work
  • Position will require travel between Think Cosmopolitan locations

Think Cosmopolitan is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Think Cosmopolitan is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of Think Cosmopolitan’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (323) 747-8207.

JOB LOCATION

Please send all applications to info@thinkcosmopolitan.com with the subject "Employment Application"