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  • Location: Grand Rapids
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
    This position is responsible for a variety of functions within the Purchasing department. This position places purchase orders, maintains inventory levels, performs daily cycle counts, updates inventory system as required, and works closely with suppliers and other personnel within the organization as it pertains to the day to day operation of the MRO stockroom.

    1. Create and send purchase orders in AX system for stockroom inventory.
    2. Create and send purchase orders in AX system for repairs, services & items from requisitions.
    3. Work with suppliers monitoring vendor managed inventory. Making changes as identified.
    4. Adjust min-max levels as necessary to ensure adequate inventory levels.
    5. Add new parts to inventory stock through ECR process.
    6. Perform daily cycle counts and necessary adjustments in system.
    7. Communicate with suppliers, peers, and manufacturing personnel on ordered items.
    8. Send new parts out for quote and re-quote current parts to insure cost savings.
    9. Perform inventory movements, product transfers & issuances.
    10. Update purchase orders upon confirmation back from suppliers.
    11. Work closely with AP to resolve invoicing issues.
    12. Manages cost saving spreadsheet and update pricing in system as needed.
    13. Run PO past due report and contact vendors re-guarding past due purchase orders weekly.
    14. All duties related to Stockroom Technician job.

    * High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
    * Ability to understand and follow written and oral work instructions in English, such as safety, quality, and GMP guidelines
    * At least one year of prior job experience in purchasing / stockroom operations.
    * General Idea of MRO (Maintenance, Repairs, and Operations) strongly preferred
    * At least one year of prior job experience in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred
    * Acquire knowledge of parts and their application
    * Working knowledge of Microsoft computer applications and ability to be trained on stockroom software programs
    * Lift in excess of 70 pounds from floor to overhead
    * Frequent bending/twisting to the floor
    * Ability to reach away from body, about shoulder, and out to side with full arm extension
    * Push/Pull 500 pounds on a wheeled cart
    * Ability to obtain a fork truck license.
    * Stand or walk for 75% of shift
    * Go up and down stairs / ladders multiple times per day
    * Work under minimal supervision
    * Ability to hear ordinary conversation.
    * Ability to recognize color
    * Ability to use measuring devises
    * Occasionally work under time pressure

    Resume and interview required

    6:00 am to 2:30 pm


    44th and East Paris

  • Location: Calgary
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Friday, 16 June 2017
    With over 60 years of experience in the Alberta marketplace, Manpower specializes in matching great talent with great companies. In tandem with our client, a national pipeline company, Manpower is seeking a Buyer, to fulfill a contract role in Calgary, AB.

    In this role as a Buyer you will be:
    * Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors
    * Evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers

    Basic/Minimum Qualifications:
    * Bachelor's degree
    * 10+ years of experience in the field or in a related area

    Desired Skills:
    * Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures
    * Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
    * A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected

    Please apply online and / or create and manage your profile at www.manpower.ca Alternatively, you can email your resume to melissa.hughes@manpower.com or contact us at 403-269-6936 and ask for Melissa.

    Manpower would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the number of individuals applying to positions at Manpower, only successful applicants will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future opportunities.

    To learn more about the changing world of work, please visit our website at www.manpowerab.com, follow us on Twitter @ManpowerAB, and like Manpower Alberta on Facebook.
  • Location: Fort Pierce
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Friday, 16 June 2017
    Manpower is looking for a Materials Buyer for a large boat manufacturer in Fort Pierce, FL. This position entails purchasing/materials support to all phases of the business and manufacturing process, to ensure on time delivery of the highest quality of boats to meet our customers’ expectations. Responsibilities include: • Purchase materials and supplies as necessary, maintaining proper inventory levels and on time delivery. • Research, select and negotiate with appropriate vendors. • Maintain positive vendor relations. • Maintain appropriate fields in Syteline with up to date information, pricing, vendor contacts, max/mins, point of use inventories, etc. • Coordinate with Manufacturing Management to enhance Lean Manufacturing process through development of Point of Use inventories, elimination of barriers, etc. • Plan and forecast bulk materials needs. • Interacts with all levels of responsibility, both inside and outside the organization. • Work with and support Continuous Improvement efforts.
  • Location: Red Deer
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Friday, 16 June 2017
    Senior Buyer
    With over 60 years of experience in the Alberta marketplace, Manpower specializes in matching great talent with great companies. In tandem with our client, a leader in the petrochemical industry, Manpower is seeking a Senior Buyer, to fulfill a long term ongoing contract in Downtown Red Deer, AB.

    In this role as a Senior Buyer you will be:
    * Contacting vendors to obtain &/or verify price, part number, source of supply
    * Make delivery arrangements with carriers and vendors
    * Creating purchase orders against date driven requirement and ensuring all pertinent information is obtained and verify with the vendor and end user
    * Releasing purchase orders against vendor agreements
    * Seeking/recording/updating material source of supply and information within the system to streamline future purchases
    * Assisting with material information updates and changes
    * Confirming and expediting purchase orders to maintain on-time delivery
    * Resolving discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices
    * Following up on non-conformance of materials and deliveries with end user and/or vendor and identifying trends or patterns
    * Qualifying Contractors for onsite labor prior to Purchase Order creation
    * Maintaining Vendor base for timely and accurate supply alignment
    * Participating in the implementation of improvement plans

    Basic/Minimum Qualifications:
    * University graduate with 2 years related experience or Business Diploma with 3 - 5 years' experience, or more than 5 years of directly related experience
    * Ability to communicate clearly to customers at all levels in the company
    * Demonstrated customer service skills
    * High level of proficiency in the use of a computer including the Microsoft office suite and SAP. SAP material management or plant maintenance areas considered an asset
    * Ability to work unsupervised, meet deadlines and identify continuous improvement opportunities
    * Ability to work under pressure of changing priorities
    * Thoroughness and a high attention to detail.

    Please apply online and / or create and manage your profile at www.manpower.ca Alternatively, you can email your resume to melissa.hughes@manpower.com or contact us at 403-269-6936 and ask for Melissa.

    Manpower would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the number of individuals applying to positions at Manpower, only successful applicants will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future opportunities.

    To learn more about the changing world of work, please visit our website at www.manpowerab.com, follow us on Twitter @ManpowerAB, and like Manpower Alberta on Facebook.
  • Location: Pella
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Friday, 16 June 2017
    •Review MRP report as well as other demand components and order components for various departments. •Negotiate pricing terms, lead time, and where necessary, shipping costs with vendors. •Track purchased parts to expedite orders, if necessary, to meet schedule changes for production. •Assist departments to ensure that production schedules are met while cost and lead times are reduced. •Prepare shortage reports as necessary and expedite component parts as needed. •Communicate parts restrictions to production team in a timely manner so that schedule effects can be considered. •Manage department landed costs by controlling and tracking inventory and flow. •Review, analyze and resolve invoice discrepancies with accounts payable. •Represent the company by attending engineering, buyers, SOP and various other meetings directly affected by purchasing of parts or products. •Work closely with Supply Chain Manager to develop best in class suppliers. •Assist procurement department in developing and implementing a supplier score card. •Any additional duties assigned by the manager.
  • Location: Framingham
    Job Type : Temporary
    Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017
    Manpower is looking for a Buyers Assistant professional with SAP

    The job is located in Framingham, MA Monday - Friday 8-5pm PAYING $17

    This assignment is for 5 Months

    Job description

    This position is basically a personal online shopper for customers (either individual or business customers) specific needs. Candidates must have strong communication skills verbal and written. Strong internet skills Candidates that have worked in a fast paced, multi tasking environment usually succeed in this role (i.e. restaurant workers, child care workers, etc...)

    Primary Responsibilities

    Sourcing and purchasing in a variety of business lines including office supplies, technology, custom print, facilities, safety & more using best purchasing practices

    Service customers needs for product that is out of scope of Replenishments functionality

    Work with managers on the flow of information to Internal and External Partners

    Manage and be primary contact for product lines or customers

    Track, expedite, and maintain open purchase orders

    Achieve departmental buyer goals and objectives

    Purchasing: Work within purchasing practices and procedures for the set of vendors and product categories within their team. Responsible for executing in a timely manner daily purchase of drop ship and FC (fulfillment center) special ordering for Customers

    Use NSP (Non Stock Procurement) front and back end systems, E-forms, etc. to release and process customer orders with appropriate vendor or sources

    Process special orders that meet vendor set dollar and case pack minimums

    Work with Managers to proactively address inactive SKUs Manage and review orders in hold queues assigned daily for further action

    Support External and Internal Customers, including the Sales Team, Contract Customer Care and Vendors

    Develop and maintain positive and effective relations with customers and vendors to facilitate timely and accurate processing of orders and delivered product

    Demonstrate proactive communication and customer service skills in handling all out of SLA (Service Level Agreement) orders and POs Work with external and internal partners to resolve billing, service and shipment issues.

    Support the NSP Business Unit: Possess a strong team building work ethic as well as foster a productive, professional work environment, supporting NSP initiatives, processes and procedures

    Provide exceptional customer service

    Cross functionally train in all areas of NSP

    Be a Champion of change demonstrate a consistent positive can-do attitude

    Special Projects as assigned

    Qualifications: Basic: High School Diploma or GED 1-3 years purchasing experience

    Knowledge of systems: AS400, Service Now, Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce.com preferred

    Strong oral and written communication skills

    Ability to work independently; self-motivation a must

    Flexible, detail-oriented with strong organizational and information-gathering skills

    Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment

    Proven professionalism

    Excellent problem solving skills

    Demonstrated negotiation skills

    Ability to adapt to an ever changing environment

    Print Industry background in Print and Copy a plus
  • Location: Gaithersburg
    Job Type : Temporary
    Date: Monday, 12 June 2017
    Buyer I - Germantown, MD

    Coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, for organization by performing the following duties.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    1) Reviews requisition and negotiates within budgetary limitations and scope of authority. Obtains material from supplier at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
    2) Prepare orders and follows up on orders to expedited delivery and shipment. Obtains certifications of delivery and conducts check against order. Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.
    3) Develop and maintains necessary records and files for efficient operation. Will perform other position-related duties as assigned.
    4) Prepare purchase orders using MP2 5.0.
    5) Maintain procurement records such as items or services purchased costs, delivery, product quality or performance.
    6) Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action.
    7) Approve invoices for payment.
    8) Perform duties within 95% accuracy.

    Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
    Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college university; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education or experience. Must have computer skills, database knowledge. Individual must be able to read analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions proportions, percentages, area circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Vehicle Licenses. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

    For immediate consideration, create a profile at www.manpower.com and contact:

    Letty Scott, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Talent Placement Specialist
    4800 Hampden Lane
    Suite 200
    Bethesda, MD 20814


    +1 (301) 215-6346 Ext. 70360
  • Location: Mississauga
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Friday, 09 June 2017
    Job Description:
    Our client, located in the Tomken Rd and Matheson Rd area of Mississauga, Ontario is looking for a purchasing associate in order to work within the purchasing department within a large organization with a background in the aerospace technological industry.
    If you have background knowledge in purchasing, and are interested in showcasing your skills, then this opportunity is for you.

    This exciting, long term position is a day shift from Monday -Friday. Previous purchasing experience is a must!

    What we have to offer you:
    * Excellent Mississauga location
    * Benefits offered after 3 months
    * Competitive Wage
    * 4% vacation pay on each pay cheque
    * Receive your pay weekly
    * Employee referral incentive program
    * Free online training available to all Manpower Associates

    What you have to offer:

    * A background in purchasing and vendor follow-up functions, to assure material is available for procurement of CMS Chemical management products/programs, which includes purchasing of materials and/or services,
    * Experience monitoring inventory and assuring best shipment method while considering cost and service.
    * Responsible for expediting, reviewing aged inventory, and providing manager/supervisor with feedback regarding vendors. Determines purchased material required by using the MRP system.
    * Researches and sources new materials,
    * Submits RFQs as required.
    * Enters data into master files and uses inventory control to produce regular frequency reports. Communicates daily with suppliers to ensure needs are being met.
    * Complies with Corporate policies, Corporate procedures, health requirements, safety requirements, and environmental requirements at all times. Responsible for maintaining professional and ethical actions when dealing with vendors and business associates.
    * Requires: High school degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
    * Administrative experience required.
    * Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
    * Must be computer proficient with Microsoft office.
    * Mathematics proficiency and accuracy required.
    * Must be able to use electronic spreadsheet, data base word processing and utility software systems.
    * APICS certification and QAD experience desired. Must be able to wear appropriate PPE, when required.

    ManpowerGroup recognizes the importance of providing an accessible and barrier-free environment. We are committed to creating a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment by offering equal opportunity to access our services. At ManpowerGroup, we are committed to providing accommodations, and will work with you to meet your needs.
  • Location: Apex
    Job Type : Temporary
    Date: Friday, 09 June 2017
    Purchasing Specialists needed in the Morrisville/Raleigh area. Temporary, Full-time position with good pay. You will be working for a Jewelry manufacturer and distributor, so previous experience working with jewelry is a plus.

    The Purchasing Specialist will be responsible for creating new SKUs, BOMs (Bill of Materials), purchase orders, and jobs on behalf of the Purchasing Department. The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for processing purchase orders shipping to on-site and off-site vault locations and drop ship to wholesale and retail clients, providing shipment information to various departments, and receiving drop-ship and third party purchase orders.


    · Able to work independently and function in a team environment
    · Able to handle multiple tasks with efficiency and accuracy
    · Strong math aptitude, retail math preferred
    · Proficient in Microsoft Office, Advanced Excel skills preferred
    · Previous jewelry experience
    · Attention to detail and critical thinking skills
    · Comfortable working under pressure to meet deadlines

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    · Understand business purpose essential to all procurement
    · Understand C&C Policies & Procedures, especially in the areas of procurement
    · Serve the procurement needs of all divisions of C&C for all types of items
    · Collect documentation to support SKU or PO creation, validate the data received and store it in a central repository
    · Enter new item data into Navision to create SKUs
    · Create detailed and accurate BOMs in Navision and validate against original Excel BOM
    · Generate purchase orders and jobs in Navision with speed and accuracy
    · Communicate orders to vendors and internal customers
    · Handle incoming calls and email correspondence related to purchasing
    · Send tracking and customs information to international vendors
    · Communicate late-arriving orders to divisional buyer and receiving department
    · Communicate with vendors about the progress of purchase orders
    · Select appropriate procurement/payment method based on type of item to be purchased
    · Gain knowledge of jewelry styling adequate to accurately describe each item
    · Gain knowledge of jewelry manufacturing adequate to identify possible errors in BOMs
    · Other Duties as assigned
  • Location: Moundsville
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Friday, 02 June 2017
    Manpower is offering an attractive opportunity for you, if you have coordinated purchasing, stock planning, and inventory control of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing maintenance parts. in a storeroom. Your knowledge and experience with manufacturing equipment and parts, coupled with strong organizational and computer skills, will guarantee your success on the job. Your background may be in MRO, purchasing maintenance parts and vendor negotiation, maintenance planning and inventory management, or coordination of an industrial storeroom. You have strong mechanical aptitude and can recognize parts and their function. You are proficient with Excel, Word, email, and SAP or another enterprise system such as Oracle. You know how to safely operate a forklift, and can lift reasonable weight as needed. You can work with other team members in Maintenance to anticipate their needs and help to coordinate special projects. Your oral and written communications are solid. You enjoy the detail required to help maintenance tasks, both planned and unplanned, run smoothly. This immediate opening pays $15 to $18 per hour DOE and could lead to an offer of hire. Your schedule will be mostly daylight Monday through Friday with some overtime. While on assignment you will enjoy Manpower's generous benefits offerings including free skills upgrade training. Reply to this posting, then call Manpower at 740-282-2011. "maintenance planning" purchasing storeroom "store room" "inventory control" "mechanical aptitude" "stock control" "maintenance shop" "vendor management" "maintenance mechanic"