Regional Manager, Purchasing and Stores

Regional Manager, Purchasing and Stores, Montreal, Quebec

When you join our team as a Regional Manager, Purchasing and Stores, you’ll report to the General Manager, Finance Operations, and be assisted by a dedicated team of Buyers and Inventory Coordinators based in the Ontario and Quebec sites, you will be responsible to structure and administer purchasing platform from which all Interfor Eastern division operations can secure goods and services in the most efficient, cost-saving, and value-added manner.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead, guide and supervise a team composed of staff dedicated to inventory, corporate purchasing as well as buyers for each site.
  • Develop key relationships with business stakeholders and strategic supply partners to maximize results and tie down Purchasing Department functionality adapted to the business.
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities and develop strategies to achieve financial goals, including cost saving initiatives related to utilities purchases.
  • Negotiate and manage master agreements with major vendors.
  • Provide support and expertise to negotiating contracts for capital projects.
  • Work with vendors to consolidate and standardize parts inventory at all mills.
  • Manage mobile equipment leasing program.
  • Ensure stores reorganization and functional improvement.

What You Offer

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Logistics, Marketing or in any relevant field.
  • Over than 10 years of relevant experience in similar role in manufacturing industry.
  • Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) certification (asset).
  • Bilingual, French and English.
  • Familiar with the Microsoft Office suite and integrated management software packages such as SAP.
  • Be available and interested in traveling approximately 25% of the time.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • High sense of rigor and integrity.
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills.
  • People oriented coupled with communication skills.
  • Commerce acumen with strong negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Action oriented and minded towards continuous improvement.

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company, operating in all major forest products markets across North America. We offer one of the most diverse lines of wood products to customers around the globe, produced in safety-focused, world-class facilities. We strengthen and contribute to the local economies, build value for our employees and customers, and operate with world-leading sustainable forest management practices. We are proud to produce sustainable building materials that contribute to a healthy and sustainable future. Check out www.interfor.com to learn more about our approach to sustainability.

Interfor is one of the largest forest products companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success! #StartHereGoFar

What We Offer

Interfor builds value for our employees by providing a career where they can contribute, grow, and prosper. We offer a competitive salary, based both on what you bring to the role and benchmarked to market conditions. You’ll also get a competitive benefits package.

We want you to grow your career with Interfor. With our industry leading training programs and track record of promoting from within, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ‘Start Here. Go Far.’ Check out our Employee Development Programs to learn more at www.interfor.com/careers.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.