Purchaser (Bedford, NS)

Purchaser (Bedford, NS)

Bedford, NS

VistaCare Communications is a leading telecommunications solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Purchaser to join our telecommunication construction operations in Bedford, Nova Scotia for a permanent, full-time position. The Purchaser obtains required materials and supplies by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; and authorizes and approves invoices. The Purchaser is also responsible for maintaining competitive pricing on all materials and supplies and negotiating pricing with vendors on an ongoing basis.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for streamlining the purchasing process and inventory monitoring
  • Creating and sharing the primary sales templates
  • Purchasing and maintaining inventory for multiple offices and warehouses located across the Maritimes; providing support and direction to remote warehouses as needed.
  • Negotiating pricing, terms, and delivery schedules with vendors
  • Creating and maintaining reports to be used both internally and externally for forecasting and record keeping; providing information to the service and sales teams to help with planning and completing projects
  • Provide input into and assist in the completion of competitive bid and tenders.
  • Create and maintain all inventory items including pricing and stock levels, in the accounting system; update and maintaining customers, and vendors in that system
  • Completes auditing per established schedules and ensures that variances are monitored and investigated.
  • Adhere to all company safety policies and procedures as applicable.
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-disciplined, motivated, organized, and a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and repetitive tasks
  • Strong negotiation and customer service skill sets required
  • Must be computer literate with strong knowledge of Microsoft suite
Experience Required: 
  • Purchasing related experience in a telecommunications and/or technology environment is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related warehouse and procurement experience on a managerial level.
  • Experience using JONAS Construction software would be considered an asset.
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license and suitable driver’s abstract
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends as needed to meet operational needs
  • Ability to travel if required
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation depending on previous experience
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Employer-match RRSP group plan
  • WorkPerks with Venngo and other corporate discounts available