Job description


Compiles information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of material by performing the following duties:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Train, mentor and supervise various Buyer’s on specific product line needs and fill in as needed.
  • Provides and supports performance coaching and professional development of direct reports and team members in one’s functional area, including formal and periodic communication around internal control accountabilities.
  • Assigns and manages purchasing staff and buyers to meet internal customers’ needs and works with the respective vendors in meeting those needs; works with purchase owners from initial needs identification to delivery.
  • Researches and evaluates current and potential suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, reputation and history.
  • Receives and reviews quotes to determine the supplier with the highest quality goods at lowest possible price.
  • Verifies nomenclature and specifications for the addition of new parts as requested.
  • Sources and requests samples for all current and new parts, as needed.
  • Researches and analyzes inventory records to maintain appropriate stock levels.
  • Monitor the current KPI’s that are in place and take necessary actions to improve and stabilize at the adequate levels.
  • Ensures accuracy and timeliness of preparation, processing and distribution of purchase orders and retains all necessary documents regarding the purchasing organization.
  • Creates purchase orders and obtains appropriate signature(s) as required for approval.
  • Works with quality department to discuss defective or unacceptable goods and determine disposition or corrective action required.
  • Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries and inventories.
  • Confers with suppliers concerning OT Performance, for late and early deliveries. As well as, pricing, shipping and payment terms, defective shipments and over/under shipped items.
  • Be able to maintain & grow new VMI programs with new vendors & products.
  • Performs quarterly analysis for standard cost pricing requirement.
  • Attends and participates in meetings, conferences and trade shows as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents, reports, bids, contracts, catalogs, and invoices.
  • Strong analytical, negotiating and communication skills.
  • Good mathematical aptitude, problem solving/decision making skills, and good time management skills.
  • Computer proficiency, specifically Excel experience.
  • Ability to use a ten key by touch, facsimile, and copier.
  • Position may require overnight domestic and minimal international travel.
  • Attendance and input on daily Ops call.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • MRP Experience (QAD preferred).
  • Basic arithmetic – addition, subtract, multiply and divide.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent; and/ or (2) years of related experience or four (4) years in assistant buyer or related position.
  • Purchasing environment preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $85,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Vaughan, ON L4K 4W8: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Secondary School (preferred)


  • purchasing: 2 years (preferred)

Expected start date: 2023-01-30

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