Purchasing Administrator

  • Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd
  • NO LOCATION DATA
  • Jan 20, 2024
Any Agriculture

Job Description

Purchasing Administrator
Full-time, Permanent
St. Thomas, Ontario (Talbotville rural location)

The Company:

Founded in 2002, Ontario Plants Propagation Limited aims to be North America’s premier supplier of greenhouse vegetable transplants. Our customers put their trust in us to provide premium-quality vegetable plants year-round. To achieve this, we must hire motivated & passionate people that support our workforce and facilities.

Our Values:

At Ontario Plants our top priority is to consistently produce the highest quality plants for customers across North America. Our market leading position has been achieved by a strong focus on core values shared across the organization: Always Reliable, Innovative, Teamwork and People, Planet and Profits.

Position Summary
Purchasing Administrator’s primary responsibilities will be to work with the Purchasing Coordinator to order and track the purchasing of production supplies; ensure on hand inventory meets demand; and follow up with suppliers regarding issues of quality or quantity. This role is responsible to identify / resolve any supply chain issues from suppliers while also performing purchasing related analytics to drive better decision making and improve efficiency. This role reports to the Purchasing Coordinator.       
    

Job Description/ Responsibilities
  • Request quotes from vendors to get the best possible prices on materials or services as required
  • Analyze inventory needs based on set minimum inventory and maintain set levels.
  • Create and submit purchase orders.
  • Track purchase orders to ensure on time delivery.
  • Ensure all information regarding purchases is documented and filed according to accepted practices
  • Maintain purchasing and inventory tracking spreadsheets, and update relevant databases with receipt of materials.
  • Coordinate the delivery schedules with the cooperation of the warehouse departments.
  • Monitor on hand inventory levels of production materials and supplies.
  • Follow up on issues of quality or shipment quantity discrepancies with the supplier.
  • Manage and communicate any changes in the purchasing of materials to the appropriate parties.
  • Cycle counting of inventory
  • Provide product, storage and order information to all internal departments as required.
  • Make alternate arrangements in the event of shortages or delayed deliveries to minimize impact on the organization.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements
  • demonstrated understanding of supply chain and logistics concepts and theories.
  • ERP user experience an asset.
  • Working experience in agriculture an asset.
  • 1-2 years in purchasing role an asset.
  • Excel skills a must
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, and interpret goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to develop alternative solutions

Physical Location / Working Conditions
  • Greenhouse environment in rural area
  • Full time Monday to Friday- hours to be determined
  • Must have own reliable transportation

Wage:  Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience
Benefits: Extended Health and Dental Benefits offered

Note: This role is classified as an agriculture employee / farm employee. See the following link for more details about this classification from ESA http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/factsheets/fs_agri.php

How to apply:
Submit your resume:
Mail: 38024 John Wise Line, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3T2
Email: employment@ontarioplants.com      Subject title: Purchasing Administrator
Fax: 519 637 2449
Website: https://www.ontarioplants.com/employment

Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 519-637-2119. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those meeting the requirements will be considered.