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Purchasing Agent

Macrodyne Technologies Inc.

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Job Description:

Description: Macrodyne Technologies Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of large hydraulic presses and related die handling equipment serving manufacturing companies in the automotive, aerospace, consumer and industrial product sectors.

We are currently searching for an experienced purchasing agent. Please note that resumes for this position are only being accepted online or by email to

Telephone inquiries are not permitted and resumes sent by any means other than through this website or the above email address will be rejected.

No agency inquiries please.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

Works with engineering groups to ensure bills of material and purchase requisitions are received in the timeline required by the project schedule

Issues requests for quotation to suppliers for mechanical, hydraulic and MRO items

Obtains multiple competitive quotations for all items to the greatest extent possible

Leads cost saving and procurement efficiency initiatives

Works with suppliers to obtain maximum price discounts for mechanical & hydraulic items purchased on a repetitive basis

Manages existing supplier relationships and actively pursues new suppliers to provide increased availability of components required

Purchases all required mechanical & hydraulic items from suppliers on Macrodyne’s approved supplier list

Enters purchased component data into MS Excel based bills of material

Coordinates with production department to ensure that purchasing activities are aligned with production so that both purchased components and those manufactured are available at the same time as needed

Expedites purchases to ensure all items are received in the timeline required by the project schedule

Performs job duties in accordance with the requirements of the organizations ISO 9001 Quality Management System and identifies any non-conformances or possibilities for improvement



Post-secondary education in procurement and/or logistics.  Professional designation preferred (or in progress), such as Certified Professional Purchaser (C.P.P.)


3 -5 year’s experience in a similar role.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Interpersonal communication skills including the ability to prepare & deliver effective and professional verbal and written communications to various internal and external parties.

Strong negotiation skills.

Proficient with computer use, including MS Office and common purchasing software.

Comfortable working in a manual purchasing system environment (no ERP).

Experience with being part of an ERP implementation team considered an asset,

Demonstrated ability in planning and organizing work in an efficient manner.

Strong drive and initiative and ability to work independently under tight timelines and pressures with multiple competing deadlines.

Possesses solid judgement and reasoning skills and completes all tasks with high attention to detail.

Employment Equity & Accommodation for persons with Disabilities:

Macrodyne Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed maintaining a diverse workforce.

Employment opportunity is offered to all persons equally regardless of age, race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age or sexual orientation.

We encourage job applicants with disabilities to apply for this position.  If you are an applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources by telephone at 905 669-2253 or by email at

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