Junior Purchaser

Job description
Who Are We?

Advance Paper Box Ltd. has been manufacturing folding cartons since 1970. The company first began manufacturing cake boxes for the then many bakeries in the city, and while we still manufacture cake boxes, the company has grown dramatically and now manufactures and supplies many other products.

The staff at APB is dedicated to providing quality packaging solutions. With our state-of-the-art CIMEX computer aided carton design and sample making system, we can create any shape or size carton tailored for your product, as well as ensure precision plotting of your die cutting die.

Our manufacturing facility is equipped with a shelter, sheet fed and web fed Printing presses, 2 die cutting presses, 2 folder gluers, 2 tray formers, a window patching machine and a host other equipment necessary to ensure prompt service, quick turnaround, and ultimate customer satisfaction.

Your Role with APB

The Junior Purchaser will be responsible to assist the Purchaser to effectively and efficiently source, negotiate and purchase products and materials and ensure that they are delivered on schedule at the best quality and price, maintain raw material inventory for production as well as job specific material.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Develop a strong understanding of the Company’s products and needs of internal customers.
Ensure purchase orders are generated for job specific materials, sub-contractors, packaging supplies, freight, as approved.
Track and maintain purchase order status and weekly reconciliations monitoring expected dates and updating purchased orders as needed and explaining and reporting on variances and discrepancies.
Work in conjunction with the Purchaser.
Anticipate current and future production needs.
Work to improve quality/performance of materials as required.
Provide support to receiving/shipping department as required.
Assist in the negotiate contracts and pricing.
Understand the cost structure of purchases.
Maintain accurate reporting information as products change.
Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.
Qualifications and Education Requirements

Diploma of bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or Purchasing.
1+ years of relevant business or purchasing experience. Experience in printing and packaging preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with internal customers and vendors.
Advanced skills in Excel, Word and current internet technologies
Must be organized and able to manage time well, handling multiple tasks and projects.
Detail oriented and analytical
Strong negotiation skills

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