Procurement Manager

Kalesnikoff Lumber
Posted a month ago

Job Description

For over 80 years and four generations, our family has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become an industry-leading mass timber provider with a high-tech sawmill. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process — from forest management to manufacturing, design, prefabrication, and delivery.

As an independent, family-owned, and operated company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

At Kalesnikoff, working safely is an expectation. In your role you will have the time and resources needed to meet that expectation.

Role and objectives:

The Procurement Manager is responsible for the tactical and strategic procurement of commodities, supplies, equipment, and services to be used by the organization. This role is responsible for all Kalesnikoff divisions at multiple locations. This is a Senior Position within the organization, with direct corporate responsibilities. The Procurement Manager coordinates their efforts as well as the procurement team’s efforts with departmental managers in order to maintain the appropriate level of inventory. This individual will utilize expert knowledge to purchase goods and services that meet quality requirements and specifications at the most favorable price for the company, while simultaneously building and maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers.

Responsibilities will include the strategic forecasting, contract negotiation, development of purchasing policies and procedures for ensuring the availability of all necessary materials required to support the manufacturing process, release scheduling of inbound raw materials and components, and ensuring adequate stock levels for production requirements.


Develop the strategic plan for centralized purchasing/procurement of materials, equipment, machinery, and services required for operations, projects, and capital investments.

Ensure procurement activities achieve established goals and assist all other functions in the organization in achieving their quality, schedule, and cost goals. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of the organization. Develop purchasing policies and procedures and control purchasing department budget. Ensure collaborative business planning across Kalesnikoff, through the identification and implementation of opportunities, to improve the synergy between divisions. Provide strategic direction for business growth in conjunction with other members of Senior Management. Evaluate cost and quality of goods or services. Negotiate or oversee the negotiation of purchase contracts. Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products, or substitute materials. Review and process claims against suppliers. Source, Negotiate, Contract & Execute agreements to fulfill day-to-day business needs, primarily for high value specialty Materials & Services not available on existing agreements. Manage, mentor, and develop the procurement team and their initiatives. Process Improvements and Process expertise for Procurement & Stores. Commodity Management support (Assisting in Implementing process improvements and Supplier Integration, etc.). Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate supply chain activities. Develop and implement purchasing/inventory policies including the development, implementation, and review of SOP’s and KPI’s. Analyze inventory needs based on sales trends and inventory levels. Oversee the process for purchase orders ensuring flow of inventory that guarantees optimum stock levels and meets turnover goals. Maintain an extensive database for all orders that is up to date and provides information for analysis and reporting. Provide product, storage and order information to all internal departments as requested. Stay current with internal and external factors impacting procurement function. Research and survey buying markets in order to source the most optimal suppliers, in accordance with corporate objectives. Prepare and administer bids, requests for quotes, requests for proposal, requests for information, and other vendor documentation. Manage service level agreements, scope of work, and contract terms with service providers. Calculate annual requirements for products or services and reconcile amounts against available budget in conjunction with appropriate Manager Advise departments and business units of lead time required to obtain products or services. Make alternate arrangements in the event of shortages or delayed deliveries to minimize impact on the organization. Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in business, Finance, Engineering or Supply Chain Management

7-10 years’ progressive experience in a purchasing role. At least 5 years in a supervisory role. Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.) designation or registration in the educational program of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada is considered an asset Proven success in a supervisory, management or leadership role in Purchasing. Comprehensive experience drafting vendor agreements including the ability to strategically assess and mitigate risk with vendors and suppliers through well-structured agreements. Exceptional oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization and with external stakeholders. Considerable knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to corporate purchasing practices. Strong writing skills for creating reports, correspondence, contracts, requests, bids, and other documentation. Knowledge of the appropriate tools for grading, analyzing, and assessing materials, equipment, supplies, services, and other commodities. Familiarity with Maximo supply chain management (SCM) software, EPICOR enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, and/or material requirements planning (MRP) software is a benefit. Demonstrated understanding of integrated supply chain and logistics concepts and theories. Exceptional forecasting ability with strong analytical and interpretive skills. ERP user experience. Strong computer skills in a Windows environment. Working experience in the sawmill, lumber, construction and/or manufacturing industry is considered an asset. Knowledge of local and global markets (if applicable) for the industry. Basic mathematical skills with ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages and averages required. A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills. Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with corporate departments and key business partners. Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently. You can expect these great benefits:

Competitive compensation packages Relocation available Extended health benefits including health, dental, vision, travel, Health Spending Account and RRSP program Team building and social events Training, development, and mentorship opportunities Opportunity to advance in your career Work-life balance A great culture where we truly value our employees How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history, and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

Equal opportunity commitment:

Kalesnikoff is a committed equal opportunity employer. Kalesnikoff’s recruitment strategy is designed to attract the best person for each position, to ensure equality of opportunity for all applicants, and to promote our corporate vision and culture. When considering applicants for positions within our Company, only job-related criteria such as ability, merit and responsibility are used to evaluate applicants. Kalesnikoff prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.

Kalesnikoff is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. Kalesnikoff believes in integration and equal opportunity. Kalesnikoff is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by identifying barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility standards in accordance with applicable law.

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