Purchasing Manager

Are you looking to join a growing and dynamic company? Are you an experienced supply chain professional with demonstrated leadership skills? Swegon North America is recruiting a Purchasing Manager to join our team located in Markham, ON. The incumbent should have at least four years of purchasing experience, working collaboratively with a cross functional team and enjoy the challenge of a fast paced environment!

Swegon North America is a leader in HVAC, commercial ventilation and integrated heating and cooling solutions. We offer over fifty years of unsurpassed industry experience to mechanical engineering consultants and contractors. Swegon supplies components and systems creating superior indoor climate, energy conservation and acoustic solutions producing environments designed for ultimate quality and comfort.

What we offer…

  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Comprehensive benefits that start on your very first day
  • Flexible work hours
  • Team building and social events
  • Convenient location in Markham, free parking and many amenities close by
  • Working remotely from home currently available

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the overall Supply Chain department for three plants in North America
  • Provides leadership to Buyers to ensure on-time delivery of all purchased materials and services
  • Develops, mentors and trains all purchasing personnel
  • Frequent interaction with Plant Leadership teams to assess and respond to urgent requirements
  • Manages vendor and supplier purchasing based on their capabilities. Develops new sources of supply and maintains a good working relationship with existing suppliers
  • Follows all finance policies for purchasing and inventory practices
  • Keeps up-to-date of market trends, specifically metal pricing, and any other market issues that will affect cost and delivery constraints
  • Ensures ERP system purchasing parameters are regularly assessed and corrected as needed
  • Assists in root cause analysis for supply chain issues/variances and implement corrective/preventative actions
  • Assesses inventory variance issues and works with other team members for preventive actions
  • Works with accounting, plant management, logistics, and suppliers to resolve invoice discrepancies
  • Creates or modifies SOP’s for purchasing as per the current practice or improvements
  • Develops and issues RFQ packages, negotiates terms & conditions for vendors
  • Determines areas for process improvement and develops implementation plans
  • Supports efforts related to successful launch of new products or projects


  • University degree or College Diploma with two years of specialized training (PMAC, APICS, or related work experience)
  • Four years of experience in Supply Chain, two of which must be in a leadership capacity
  • Must have strong leadership skills, ability to analyze alternatives, use of judgment and initiative in managing inventory
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be experienced with ERP – MRP systems
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to communicate quickly, clearly, and effectively across multiple levels of the organization, including orally presenting recommendations to Senior Management
  • High level of analytical and interpersonal skills required
  • Must be highly organized in fast paced environment
  • Experience with the negotiation of production commodities and/or services contacts
  • Please note – valid passport is necessary, travel to other plants (USA) may be required
  • Occasional local travel within the Greater Toronto Area is also necessary, visiting local vendors

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to loud noise from the plant, forklift traffic
  • Combination of plant floor and office work

Swegon North America has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or medical need, please contact our Human Resources Department at 416-291-7371. This ensures the appropriate accommodations are in place during the recruitment process and before employment commences.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Work from home


  • leadership/management: 3 years (preferred)
  • metal procurement: 3 years (preferred)
  • ERP systems: 3 years (preferred)
  • Purchasing: 4 years (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
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