Manager, Purchasing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA at The North West Company

Date Posted: 9/14/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description

In your role as the Manager, Purchasing and a member of the Design and Store Planning team, at The North West Company (NWC); you are accountable for procuring fixtures & equipment for all NWC banners, negotiating and obtaining competitive quotes on all fixture and equipment, placing orders and performing all F&E take-offs. You will also work closely with the centralized accounting system to maintain and adhere to budgetary requirements and restrictions. If you have an understanding of NWC’s diverse markets and logistical challenges then this opportunity is for you!

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out for more information.

Your Role:

  • Develop and maintain departmental fixtures and equipment costing database;
  • Perform detailed project scope for fixtures and equipment, complete quantitative take-offs, obtain quotes and placement of orders;
  • Research alternate vendors for the supply of fixtures & equipment, and provide detailed recommendations and specifications for Design Team review and implementation;
  • Manage the procurement and implementation of miscellaneous fixture and equipment projects and business unit program rollouts;
  • Collaborate with Project Management and Facilities teams to track distribution and coordinate installation with store management and trades as necessary by NWC’s specifications and standards;
  • Assess performance of all fixtures and equipment to NWC standards and operational requirements;
  • Maintain central ordering, procurement, and Financial Authority database systems;
  • Update data within the system including suppliers, fixture & equipment listings, costs, shipping and distribution information; and
  • Establish weight and cube requirements within the application database.

Job Requirements

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in retail fixture procurement;
  • A diploma or certificate in Procurement;
  • Related University Degree is preferred, or a combination of education and related experience is required;
  • Experience working with retail design, construction and facility management processes will be an asset;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Proficient in AutoCAD;
  • Experience with OfficeTrax is an asset;
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet critical delivery deadlines while adhering to NWC standards and specifications;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication,   interpersonal skills and proficiency with negotiation, building and maintaining business relationships; and
  • Strong negotiation skills.

Location:     Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Wpg, MB

Reports to:  Manager, Store Planning & Design

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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