Procurement Specialist job from Airia Brands Inc. in London, ON, Canada

Tuesday 15th, March 2022

Airia Brands Inc.

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London, ON


Supply Chain / Logistics / Procurement

Airia Brands Inc. is a reputed company based in London, ON. We are looking for talented professional from the field of Supply Chain / Logistics / Procurement to join our team as Procurement Specialist.

Procurement Specialist

Airia currently has an opening for a Full Time, Permanent, Procurement Specialist to join Airia’s team.

At Airia, we think every inhale is as important as the next. That’s why, we create better systems to improve the air around you, producing healthier environments for happier families. With quality air comes quality care. Our team of experts boast 30 years of experience and knowledge and are passionate about maintaining our excellence in the industry. Our ERV/HRV products are marketed under the LifeBreath brand name.

Job Summary
To source, purchase and expedite the receipt of material goods at the best price, terms and delivery schedule according to instructions, experience and knowledge of production needs; assist in maintaining inventories at desired levels; provide price quotations for production materials, MRO supplies, non-routine materials, etc. to meet the demands of the business.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for sourcing products, purchasing and expediting the receipt of materials for production orders, MRO supplies, etc. that meet the required quantity and quality expectations
  • Facilitate the purchase of capital items and/or support services
  • Source and qualify new materials suppliers as may be required
  • Negotiates price, credit terms, discounts, contracts and delivery schedules with suppliers
  • Spot check current goods with comparable industry suppliers to ensure appropriate pricing
  • Manages supplier relations and established Supplier partnerships
  • Manages all back orders, late or short deliveries. Protects production in an effective manner
  • Inspects all damaged or incorrectly received goods and informs suppliers and AP so that corrective action can be taken and supplier credits can be assigned
  • In matters pertaining to purchasing and inventory, contributes information and ideas for the development and monitoring of the company’s budget
  • Prepares financial and non-financial analyses, reports and forecasts
  • Assists in updating company’s published product price book for any changes in product line, product specifications and price
  • Analyzes daily production schedule/forecast to determine requirement
  • Oversee raw component replenishment requirements (Kanban system)
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives for procured components and services to support Airia’s business goals
  • Conduct supplier risk analysis and implement risk mitigation strategies
  • Continuously improve existing procurement systems and tools and/or develop new systems and tools to enhance the effectiveness of procurement efforts.
  • Implement Lean Initiatives and promote 5S

Experience, Requirements

  • Knowledge of company’s products
  • Knowledge of Purchasing ethics, concepts and practices
  • Proven experience negotiating and managing contracts
  • Knowledge of effective negotiation skills and how to apply them to the standard business transaction
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task and schedule priorities
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, and the ability to process confidential and controlled information
  • Effective problem-solving; ability to solve complex problems independently and quickly
  • Good organization skills to plan and control inventory
  • Self-confidence and ability to manage own activities
  • ERP system experience is a must (Syspro ideal), advanced working knowledge of MS Excel skills including pivot tables, lookups, formulas, macros, etc
  • Excellent mathematical and data entry skills
  • Ability to readily learn and adapt to computer systems / applications
  • Able to work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment and responds to sense of urgency
  • Professional and clear communication skills - written and verbal
  • Strong organization skills and highly detail oriented
  • Proven knowledge in lean manufacturing
  • Must be knowledgeable in all facets of the company’s operations
  • Influential interpersonal skills that build positive and strong relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations that are clearly linked to the organization’s strategy and goals
  • Post-Secondary Education in Material Management field, Purchasing or Supply Chain Management
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience or 10 years in manufacturing environment capacity in scheduling /supervising
  • Demonstrated practice in Lean Manufacturing


  • Competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package
  • We take great pride in our first-class team and family-like culture. Open-door approach at all levels
  • Entrepreneurial and fast-growing company.
  • The premium and most progressive product on the market
  • Focus on continuous innovation.

We thank all applicants; however only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise Human Resources.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $28.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift


  • purchasing: 3 years (preferred)
  • Sourcing: 3 years (preferred)

Application deadline: 2022-03-24

Skills required

How To Apply

Please submit your application as instructed in the job advert or Apply from Company Website