Senior Buyer

by Yurek Specialties Limited

Position Type: Contract
Date Posted: Apr 30, 2024
Experience: 5 Years
Education: College Diploma (2 years)
Yurek Specialties Limited

Job Description

Senior Buyer
Full-Time – Contract 18 months (possibility to move to permanent)
Yurek Specialties Ltd

Yurek Specialties Limited is a state-of-the-art processing facility in London, ON, which features the latest equipment to support the processing, production, and delivery of medical supplies and infusion equipment, along with related supplies, to the Elgin, Norfolk, Oxford, London-Middlesex, Huron, Perth, Grey, Bruce and Grand River counties.

For over 60 years, Yurek has set the standard of pharmaceutical care in Southwestern Ontario. From product and medication recommendations, to community outreach programs, to diabetes consultations and flu shots, we are committed to providing our clients superior products, advice, and services to help them get the most out of life.

We are currently looking for a dynamic and personable full-time-18 month contract Senior Buyer to join our Yurek Specialities team in London, Ontario.

Job Purpose
Under the direction of the Purchasing and Customer Contracts Manager, the Senior Buyer is responsible for leading the day-to-day procurement activities.  The Senior Buyer is highly skilled at forming and maintaining relationships with both suppliers and customers. The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of urgency, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Act as the first point of contact for escalated purchasing issues, promoting swift resolution.
  • Develop and implement supplier management program.
  • Maintain and report on key performance indicators that are required by the customer as well as those used to determine departmental effectiveness.
  • Determine appropriate sales price of products as required.
  • Maintain data integrity for item masters in the ERP system.
  • Review and approve Change Request forms.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the purchasing processes.
  • Maintain appropriate safety stock levels based on customer requirements and forecasted usage.
  • Develop and nurture strong partnerships with suppliers, external partners, and customers managing cost, quality and overall performance.
  • Collaborate and work directly with cross-functional teams to drive results, including Quality, Pick and Pack, Finance and Logistics/Warehousing.
  • Prepare analyses relevant to the implementation of cost reduction, operational improvement and other special projects initiatives as needed.
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects.
  • Review contracts and provide executive summary to manager.
  • Track and communicate details pertaining to shipping, delivery, delays, and order status.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by Manager.
  • 5+ years of progressive purchasing experience in a high-volume setting
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Expertise in reading and writing Purchasing Contracts.
  • Excellent negotiation, customer service and communication skills.
  • Superior time management skills with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • A college degree in Supply Chain or a related field is preferred.
  • Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation considered an asset.
Yurek has a very competitive compensation package and other perks including:
  • Opportunity to receive discretionary bonuses twice per year
  • Health/Dental/Life insurance benefits package
  • Education Assistance Program for approved courses to upgrade knowledge/skills.
  • Group RRSP with Employer contribution
  • Waived dispensing fees at pharmacy as well as being able to purchase all retail and home healthcare items at cost
  • Opportunity to work in a family business where you immediately are treated like family and have an opportunity to grow quickly‎
Qualified team players are invited to apply by emailing their resume to; note job title in the subject line. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information will only be used for candidate selection.

Yurek is committed to a barrier-free respectful, and accessible work environment. Upon individual request, Yurek will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment and selection process.