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Purchasing Agent

Wolseley Canada

This is a Contract position in Laval, QC posted May 17, 2023.

At Wolseley Canada, our leading-edge is the knowledge and insight found in every corner of our organization. Here, you’ll build strong relationships and support critical industries that touch the lives of Canadians. Every day, we show up with intention and pride; in ourselves, our associates, and our customers. You’ll have a solid foundation to try new things, uncover new possibilities, challenge yourself, and grow your career. Does this sound like somewhere you’d like to be?

Wolseley Canada is the leading wholesale distributor of plumbing, HVAC/R, waterworks and industrial products in the country and working here means, a network of possibilities, a place you are valued and a higher standard.

Join the Pros!

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Purchasing Agent will be responsible for ensuring the timely and effective flow of inventory into Wolseley branches, in alignment with company and departmental objectives.

What’s in it for you?

  • Regular business hours Monday to Friday
  • Comprehensive benefits with premiums fully paid for by the company for the “Core” package starting the first day of employment.
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Life insurance, disability and wellness program
  • Retirement savings programs including RRSP and DC pension with up to 5.25% employer contribution
  • Paid vacation and sick time and day off on your birthday!
  • Bonus programs that include annual performance and profit sharing
  • Employee discounts on top brands of plumbing and HVAC/R products
  • Education reimbursement for employees
  • Employee referral program
  • Safety shoe reimbursement

What you will do:

  • Displays the ability to understand all lines assigned to purchase, to build the best relationship with the vendors and to ensure all daily commitments to the branches are met including, but not limited to, inventory replenishment and branch requests.
  • Knowledgeable of reviewing items for replenishment from vendors and expediting vendor POs.
  • Ability to understand and manage to specific inventory and service related KPI’s such as Inventory Investment and DOI.
  • Ability to forecast future demand using analytical tools such as Excel and Access.
  • Understands the various types of DC programs (sole, primary, alternate) and uses the tools to maximize the branch compliance.
  • Works with Vendor Costing to ensure costing is up to date with costs & quotes.
  • Understands impact of A/P to PO variances and works with Finance to resolve effectively
  • Consistently displays a customer service attitude toward the branches and demonstrates ability to identify areas for improvement and suggest solutions to meet the customer/branch expectations.
  • Represents the company in a professional manner at all times ensuring quality customer service.
  • Abides by all policies, rules, and regulations of the company including all applicable safety rules, regulations and procedures.

What you will bring:

  • Post Secondary education in Business Administration or related field
  • a minimum of two (2) years related experience in purchasing
  • CSCMP (Certified Supply Chain Management Professional) Certification is an asset
  • Working knowledge of Syntax and WMS High Jump is an asset
  • Proficiency using a variety of Microsoft Office applications including:
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Outlook
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Access
  • Working knowledge of purchasing, warehouse and inventory control policies, processes and procedures
  • Fluency in both French and English would be an asset.

Please note: This position requires the result of a satisfactory criminal record check.  A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position.