Purchasing Manager

At CBM Ltd. we are in search for an experienced Purchasing Manager to join our team in Milton, Ontario. The successful candidate will be a diligent, customer service orientated team player with excellent interpersonal skills and solid knowledge of the metal fabrication industry and suppliers. 





Job Description

Description of Position

  • Responsible for ensuring production requirements are met and maintaining accurate inventory levels based on production schedules, MRP analysis and forecasted sales
  • Handle the negotiating and maintain purchasing contracts/agreements and source new & backup  suppliers ensuring cost effectiveness and quality standards through supplier Scorecards
  • Responsible for the purchasing of Steel, component parts, consumables, packaging materials and other supplies.  Oversee stockroom and stockroom coordinator.
  • Ensure all purchasing processes, transactions and external business relationships are in accordance with CBM policies and procedures
  • Issue purchase orders and follow up on all orders to ensure timely delivery; resolve supplier shortages/overages, quality issues, missed deliveries and other issues that may arise; prepare MSO and corrective action paperwork as required
  • Coordinate materials/product pick-ups and deliveries with Customer Service/Logistics
  • Assist in the coordinate of outside services and the purchasing of custom/specialty items
  • Initiate RFQ Projects to proactively work on multi-vendor cost down initiatives
  • Assist in coordinating and tracking annual preventative maintenance and other facility maintenance services.
  • Facilitate packaging development with suppliers as needed
  • Participate in cost reduction strategies, facilitating when required.
  • Work closely with Production Control and Finance to verify packaging slips with purchase orders and review and approve invoices for payment
  • Prepare reports and make recommendations related to purchasing costs, market analysis and trends, materials ordered and received, inventory levels as well as outlining new materials and suppliers.



  • Diploma in Materials Management or related program; CPP (Certified Professional Purchaser) Certification is an asset
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a Purchasing role in the manufacturing sector
  • Knowledge of metal fabrication processes and conversant in related machinery, tooling etc. is a definite asset
  • Expert in MRP/ERP systems and Excel; working knowledge of JobBoss is a definite asset
  • Proven ability to source and negotiate effectively  
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet production demands in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with inventory control and overseeing a stockroom
  • Self-motivated, energetic and results orientated individual who has strong organizational skills and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Team player able to work effectively with all levels of the organization as well as outside vendors/suppliers
  • Strong attention to detail and meticulous follow up
  • Knowledgeable of ISO or similar quality procedures
  • Experience coordinating logistics and knowledge of transportation documentation ie. Customs, NAFTA, Bill of lading requirements
  • Must be hands on and involved with day to day production activities

Interested applicants should forward their resume to HR at CBM Ltd. to We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.