Purchasing Manager

Job Description for Purchasing Manager

Company Overview: Del Metals, a leading mid-sized steel service center, distributes a wide range of carbon, stainless, and aluminum products. Reporting to the Vice-President of Sales, we are seeking a Purchasing Manager to streamline our procurement processes and maintain operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a purchasing strategy that ensures timely procurement and optimal inventory levels and provides months on hand analysis for all product lines.
  • Manage the purchasing process from drafting, reviewing, and approving purchase orders to confirming receipt of goods.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers to ensure cost-effective purchasing decisions.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with existing suppliers while scouting for and onboarding new ones.
  • Coordinate with warehouse and sales departments to manage inventory levels and meet company requirements.
  • Oversee the receipt of purchased products and ensure compliance with all received specifications.
  • Handle discrepancies and quality issues with suppliers.
  • Stay updated on market trends to harness efficiency and cost savings.
  • Implement and manage purchasing systems and software to streamline operations.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency in using procurement software and databases and other computer technology.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.


Education & Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Business Administration or related field 2-5 years relevant experience
  • Professional Designation or Certification in Supply Chain Management as an asset
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in purchasing or procurement, preferably in the steel industry or related fields.
  • Extensive experience in writing and managing purchase orders.
  • Strong track record in vendor management and contract negotiation.

Desired skills and or experience:

· Sales experience preferred.

· Experience in the steel distribution business, or metal manufacturing industries or related fields.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • The salary for this position ranges from $80,000 to $120,000.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Profit Sharing
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Complementary Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Business casual Outfit Policy

Working Hours:

· Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with a one-hour lunch break. This position is based on-site.


  • 7653 Bramalea Rd, Brampton, ON L6T 5V3

Join our team and contribute to our continued success and operational excellence.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $80,000.00-$120,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Profit sharing
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Brampton, ON L6T 5V3: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Canadian purchasing or procurement: 2 years (required)

Work Location: In person

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