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  • Location: Red Deer
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017
    Junior 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 an experienced Junior Buyer to fulfill a contract position. This position is located at our client's site located 25 km east of Red Deer.

    The working hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

    In this role as a Junior Buyer, you will be working within the Purchasing & Supply team in a fast paced environment, your responsibilities will included:
    * 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 verified 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 on-site labor prior to Purchase Order creation
    * Maintaining Vendor base for timely and accurate supply alignment
    * Participating in the implementation of improvement plans.

    Successful candidates will have:
    * University graduate with 2 years related experience or Business Diploma with 3 - 5 year's 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.

    In addition to gaining valuable experience with industry leading companies, Manpower associates receive:
    * Weekly pay via direct deposit
    * Vacation and General Holiday Pay
    * Access to Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance benefits
    * Complimentary access to Manpower's online university
    * Access to Referral bonus program

    If you interested in this opportunity as a "Junior Buyer" please Click on APPLY and/or submit your application at www.manpower.ca. Alternatively, you can email us your resume directly to reddeer.ab@manpower.com or contact us at 403.342.2166.

    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: Jackson
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017
    Buyer being added for contract position- This position will plan and provide, at minimum costs, the necessary materials to manufacture saleable products. Negotiate for and procure a variety of assigned commodities including those which are a non-standard or of a technical nature. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    * Negotiate prices, terms, delivery, and conditions of purchase from suppliers for a variety of assigned commodities.
    * Implement controls to follow up purchase order, issue change notices, and catalog suppliers' prices and quotations in an efficient manner.
    * Request and analyze bids and approve suppliers.
    * Coordinate communication between engineering, operating departments and suppliers.
    * Prepare Purchasing Department reports and reviews.
    Bachelors degree in Business Admin, Materials Planning or related field with 3-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment required. If qualified and interested, please email resume to: carrie.cervantes@manpower.com
  • Location: Arlington
    Job Type : Contract
    Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
    Manpower has an opening for a Junior Sourcing Specialist in the Grapevine area. This is a temporary position that will convert to permanent status after 90 days, with full benefits available at permanency. This position pays $20 dollars per hour, with salary exempt of $50K at hire. Candidates MUST have excellent Excel experience as most of the work will be done on this tool.

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES:
    1. Creates Supply Chain plans to meet the needs of each potential sale. They work with Sales, Management and Directors to tailor programs specifically for each account.
    2. Interviews suppliers and evaluates their products and capabilities as supplier.
    3. Researches product lines, prices, product sources, and other relevant purchasing information.
    4. Evaluates research findings and makes independent decisions on procurement matters.
    5. Serves as a liaison between suppliers and co-workers.
    6. Obtains price quotes from suppliers and compares quotes with the specifications and availability of items.
    7. Organizes updates and retains product information files and back-up data.
    8. Reviews contracts for change prior to bid or renewal interfacing with operational personnel as needed.
    9. Renegotiates price increase markets and makes changes as necessary and appropriate.
    10. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly, to provide quality procurement/supply chain information.
    11. Establish and manage preferred and certified supplier relationships
    12. Minimize/ Eliminate rogue spending and unnecessary spend with non-preferred suppliers
    13. Understand Customer Service Level Agreements and Planning Processes to maximize Supplier negotiations in Cost Modeling
    14. Establish and manage KPI's within the Organization
    15. Reduce/ eliminate unnecessary freight and supply chain expenses
    16. Identify and implement improvements to achieve cost savings
    17. Support operational transition activities for all new acquisitions
    18. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, increase turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly, to provide quality service
    19. Performs other duties and/or responsibilities as requested.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    * EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    o High School Diploma or equivalent required, Bachelors Degree preferred
    o Experience in purchasing
    o Experience in a distribution environment

    Any equivalent combination of related education and/or experience may be considered.

    * KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    o The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, engineering documents and procedure manuals.
    o The ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
    o The ability to speak effectively to co-workers as well as personnel for suppliers and customers.
    o The ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
    o Good computer skills- Must have medium level skillset with Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Adobe-PDF
    o May be needed to travel
    o Additional language skill is a plus.

    All candidates must submit to a background check and drug screen in order to be considered for this position.
  • Location: Union City
    Job Type : Permanent
    Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
    Program Manager III
    Location: Union City, CA (relocation package not included)
    Salary: $130K

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    Coordinate delivery of product of external customer
    Monitor product from initial acceptance of order through delivery of product from customer site
    Interface with customer on technical and strategic matters relating to the delivery of product to include planning/scheduling requirements.
    Manage day-to-day activities and functions within customer service
    Implement program policies, procedures and standards
    Develop business and technical requirements that encompass Service, Technology and Operational needs all in one.
    Set project timelines, track progress and coordinate with various teams to meet objectives
    Manage and oversee team analysis requirements
    May direct the work of others within the department
    Work independently with minimal supervision

    Desired knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Advanced knowledge of Copy Exact violation procedures
    Knowledge of the company's policies, practices and procedures with the ability to work within parameters
    Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
    Solid knowledge of products and services
    Strong project management, organizational and conceptualization skills
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    Knowledge of MRP, Oracle and Agile systems
    Solid MS Office, Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
    Ability to sit, stand, walk, bend and lift up to 25 lbs.

    Desired Education, Certifications and Experience:
    5-7+ years customer service or related work experience
    BS or equivalent work experience, or any combination of education and experience
    Previous supervisory experience