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Position Type: Full-time
Location: St. Thomas, ON
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2023
Experience: 3 Years
Education: College Diploma (2 years)
GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry Inc.

Job Description

GCW is currently looking to add a Purchasing Agent to our team!

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Purchasing Agent will be responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of materials to meet customer order requirements. Another key responsibility will be ensuring that regular inventory checks are completed to maintain stock inventory levels within approved guidelines.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities and the supply chain activities of the organization
  • Create and maintain stock inventory spreadsheets to ensure inventory management and control
  • Prepare and administer bids, requests for quote, requests for proposal, requests for information, and other vendor documentation
  • Organize, coordinate, and periodically conduct physical inspections of inventory levels across the company; update and maintain ERP system as required
  • Make alternate arrangements in the event of shortages or delayed deliveries to minimize impact on the organization; ensure service requests are prioritized and expedited
  • Stay current with internal and external factors impacting procurement function; source the most optimal suppliers
  • Monitor pricing contracts with key suppliers, tracking and communicating price increases to affected departments

Preferred skills and abilities:

  • Experience working with various materials such as wood, MDF, laminates etc.
  • Previous experience and/or training in supply management
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills

Education: Completion of a Post-Secondary degree or diploma, preferably in supply chain or related field

What We Offer:

  • Fair and competitive wages
  • Straight Day Shift 
  • Challenging career positions with the opportunity to learn constantly
  • Socially responsible environment
  • Steady business growth
  • A supportive and involved leadership team
  • Health Spending Account
  • Several Company Sponsored Events
  • Paid Vacation time
  • Paid sick time
  • RRSP Matching Program
  • Safety Boot/Shoe Reimbursement Plan

Please apply to this opportunity through the following link:

GCW is committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, as well as creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.  If you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.  We would like to thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  To learn more about us, please visit our website at

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St. Thomas, ON