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Job Title: Purchasing Analyst
Job Type: Full Time/Temporary
Job Location: Welland, ON
Date Posted: January 2, 2018

Our client is looking for a skilled financial professional to join their busy team in the role of Purchasing Analyst. 

In this role, the Purchasing Analyst will provide comprehensive data analysis with regard to customer quoting and potential cost savings/impact on a worldwide scale.


This role has the potential to become a permanent position with the right candidate.

  • College diploma or university degree, ideally in Finance / Commerce
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Finance, Accounting or Purchasing
  • Proficient with researching suppliers, market trends, and forecasting accordingly
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and databases (advanced level)
  • Familiarity with world currencies and Units of Measure (UOM)
  • Ability to travel periodically based on business needs
  • Gather, organize and input data into spreadsheet or computer updates to assist Purchasing Directors make strategic choices on global purchases
  • Prepare business presentations that clearly identify cost impact by commodity and Business Unit
  • Provide support during negotiation phase and RFQ process
  • Assist the local organization when starting new contracts
  • Track cost impacts (savings or increases) monthly, quarterly and compliance globally
  • Update the global Price Change Database as new pricing is identified and implemented

Capabilities and Success Factors

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and without direct supervision
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports
  • Strong communication skills and ability to prepare concise written communications
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter
Salary: TBD
Additional information:
  • A flexible schedule is a must for this position
  • Fluency in Mandarin would be considered an asset
Contact Name: Jessica Hedley

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