Mark Andy Inc.
  • 03-May-2018 to 02-Jul-2018 (CST)
  • Rotoflex
  • Mississauga, ON, CAN
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical / Dental / Vision / 401k / Holidays

Senior Buyer (Canada)

Mark Andy Inc. is the Total Solutions Partner to the printing industry with a mission to be 'the supplier of choice with high quality innovative solutions that drive customer profitability.' The company responds to business needs by offering the broadest portfolio of equipment, the largest consumables distribution and now the most robust service infrastructure to better support printers and converters around the world. For more information, visit 

Mark Andy is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, with sales and distribution offices worldwide.  

Position Summary

Responsible for negotiating, procuring, and expediting purchased parts and materials in support of the company's Master Production Schedule and inventory objectives.


  • Review MRP planned order requirements for assigned purchased components and place purchase orders with suppliers.
  • Process purchase requisitions to procure required components or materials.
  • Monitor and react to MRP reschedule messages and or cancel messages in a timely manner.
  • Monitor inventory levels of assigned components. Adjust ordering methods to assure appropriate level of material flow.
  • Expeditiously respond to requests for status of purchase orders.
  • Negotiate and implement cost containment and reduction opportunities.
  • Recommend to manufacturing and engineering, process improvement ideas developed internally or jointly with suppliers.
  • Reduce component lead-time by improving supply chain efficiencies.
  • Monitor supplier quality and on-time performance.
  • Completion of special assignments from Management.
  • Provide detailed training and guidance for less experienced buyers.
  • Coordinate resolution to problems that arise during the production process through communication with manufacturing and supply chain personnel.
  • Comply with ISO 9002 requirements.
  • Represent Materials group when Aftermarket Operations Manager is not available.
  • Review dimensional prints of fabricated components, compile all required documents to send out RFQ packets in a time-sensitive environment to a vendor or group of appropriate vendors.
  • Coordinate production and shipment plans with the Aftermarket Sales Team based on procurement availability including arranging for drop-shipments as appropriate.
  • To employ non-traditional sourcing tasks for legacy products that are not readily available including negotiating last time purchases, blanket/contract agreements, etc.
  • To work with the Aftermarket Operations Manager to review and manage the Service Forecast (Bread & Butter lists) to ensure we can satisfy our customer's needs.

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Must possess outstanding communication and negotiation skills, APICS or CPM certification preferred but not required, basic Microsoft office knowledge, manufacturing work experience a plus.

Education/Experience Required

  • College degree and/or 5+ years of purchasing experience in an MRP and/or lean manufacturing environment.
  • Oracle manufacturing software (version 10.7 or higher) preferred but not required.

Mark Andy Inc. is an equal employment employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factor, which is prohibited by applicable law.



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