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Junior Buyer

The Valens Company, 230 Carion Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Req #35
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Reporting to Senior Buyer, the Junior Buyer is responsible for managing the supply of goods and services to the company in a timely manner with a precise attention to detail regarding cost and quality. They will be well versed in creating effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and possess excellent communication and analytical skills.


DUTIES:

  • Maintain vendor base which provide optimal total value in service, quality and price for goods and services while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct
  • Source new vendors for new materials, equipment, capital assets and services
  • Lead the validation and compliance process; ensure company purchasing policies and procedures are followed during supplier negotiations and contracts award process
  • Negotiate pricing, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Timely ordering of products and components in support of company forecasts
  • Promptly handle requisitions to ensure stable supply and timely availability of materials and services
  • Ensure that all purchased materials and services meet established quality levels and pre-determined specifications and requirements
  • Work extensively in ERP - managing purchase orders, inventory levels and arrival of goods
  • Monitor supplier performance and establish improvement plans as required
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with internal departments
  • Coordinate and issue return, repair, warranty issues, revisions, and cancellation purchase orders
  • Replenish stock on consumables and critical items
  • Support achievement of annual cost savings targets
  • Coordinate deposits and payments with finance department in compliance with internal controls

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years' experience in a purchasing supply chain role required, preferably in a fast-moving consumer goods or manufacturing type environment
  • Degree or Diploma in Business or Supply Chain Management, or related discipline required
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) certification through the Supply Chain Management Association is highly desirable
  • Experience with ERP systems required (Microsoft Dynamics an asset)
  • Knowledge and experience with production, purchasing, planning, inventory control and scheduling
  • Able to collaborate effectively with internal and external vendors and stakeholders
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated team player with high level of integrity
  • Ability to prioritize a busy and demanding workload
  • Follows best practices and maintains accurate documentation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to successfully complete a satisfactory criminal record check 
We offer a welcoming and friendly space for BIPOC & LGBTQ+ applicants.

ABOUT THE VALENS COMPANY
The Valens Company is a global leader in the end-to-end development and manufacturing of innovative, cannabinoid-based products. The Company is focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation and white-label product development and manufacturing. Valens is the largest third-party extraction Company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in Kelowna, British Columbia which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. The Valens Company currently offers a wide range of product formats, including tinctures, two-piece caps, soft gels, oral sprays and vape pens as well as beverages, concentrates, topicals, edibles, injectables, natural health products and has a strong pipeline of next-generation products in development for future release. Finally, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science. For more information, please visit http://thevalenscompany.com. The Company’s investor deck can be found specifically at http://thevalenscompany.com/investors/

 
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  • The Valens Company, 230 Carion Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada