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#16237 Buyer - O'Brien Lifting Solutions Inc.

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Employer Information

Gina Panagakis

O'Brien Lifting Solutions Inc.


4435 Corporate Drive
Burlington, ON

905 3368245 Ext: 245

905 3316494


Job Description



June 04, 2018

June 30, 2018



Full-time Permanent




O'Brien Lifting Solutions Inc. is a proud Canadian manufacturer of overhead cranes, jib cranes, workstation cranes and a supplier of commercial doors and loading dock equipment, serving the industry for 50 years. Our highly skilled service department provides 24/7 overhead crane service, commercial door repair and loading dock repair to reduce your downtime.

We currently have an immediate opening for a Buyer. The Buyer is responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of materials to meet customer order requirements and maintain stock inventory levels within approved guidelines.  The Buyer is also responsible for negotiating materials, equipment and supplies from vendors. This person is required to provide excellent customer service at all times while exercising their negotiation skills in order to receive the best prices available in the market. Managing time and inquiries is essential in this position.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Enter purchase orders into the Accounting system

Manage and sort e-mail inquiries from employees for job inquiries

Review and investigate price discrepancies on purchase orders

Manage debit notes for vendors when items do not match on purchase orders

Investigating and determining what/how/why material came in incorrectly or damaged (for non-conformances).

Communicate with suppliers on a regular basis

Assisting with physical inventory counts

Monitoring price increases and communicating changes, as necessary

Arrange for freight when necessary

Utilize negotiation skills on a regular basis

Support to other departments for special projects when required

Assist Purchasing Manager in yearend inventory process

Manage costs when purchasing and for freight

Responsible for set up of freight companies for shipping

Update production summary report on a weekly basis for production meetings

Maintains cell phone plans and hardware for Burlington and Quebec Divisions

Other duties as assigned


Skills and Specifications:

Must be able to work well independently

Team player

Problem solving skills

Good communication skills

Fast paced environment - must be able to work well under pressure



High School Diploma required

Post-secondary Diploma in Business or Administration or equivalent

Enrolled in Post-secondary courses/certificate with purchasing or supply chain management focus preferred       

Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a similar role

Working in a manufacturing environment is an asset

Must be very proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Knowledge of MicroSoft Dynamics NAV Accounting software is an asset

Must be able to work well independently

Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Able to consistently represent the company in a professional manner

Strong writing skills for creating reports, correspondence, contracts, requests, bids, and other documentation

Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills

Ability to respond appropriately in situations with a calm and steady demeanor

Strong customer service focus


O’Brien Lifting Solutions Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, and an exceptional opportunity for career development and growth


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