Purchasing Manager

Location – Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Salary – TBD per annum depending on experience + bonus incentives

Experience – 5+ years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment at a supervisory or management level

Who You Are

Self-motivated, and process driven, you pride yourself on being a team player. A top- notch problem solver, who can thrive in high pressure environments, you juggle competing priorities with ease, while maintaining your professionalism. Indeed, you communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, as well as suppliers, and have a knack for adding to the bottom line by reducing costs.

If this sounds like you, then apply today. We’d love to hear from you.



You’ll execute supply contracts, obtain quotes, research suppliers and develop/maintain supply chains. You’ll administer complex purchase orders, review receiving, and ensure transactional accuracy. You’ll monitor supplier performance, and provide supplier audit reports. You’ll be the primary contact for agents and vendors.

Ongoing procurement activities include:

  • Arrange domestic and international shipments of supplies and equipment
  • Submit USMCA documents as required
  • Offer seasonal strategies and supply risk mitigation
  • Manage onboarding of new suppliers, and ensure adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Keep abreast of market trends and provide detailed price information and forecasts
  • Ensure compliance with provincial sales tax and other jurisdictional taxes
  • Maintain accuracy of the ERP software, and the procurement information contained therein
  • Provide monthly and quarterly reports for senior management and the board of directors
  • Take care of general ledger coding of expenditures
  • Offer maintenance and capital project assistance and procurement recommendations
  • Assist with compliance with WHIMS and dangerous goods handling, storage and disposal


You’ll regularly review inventory levels and ensure accuracy of inventory information contained in the ERP. You’ll consider operational supply demands, and work to prevent stock-out situations. You’ll identify opportunities to improve inventory management systems and services. You’ll monitor obsolesce, and assist in disposition of waste and scrap.

Team Player

You’ll demonstrate a high degree of professionalism while working closely with production and administrative personnel. Other departments will need your help, and you’ll work together as a team to ensure that the job gets done.


  • 5+ years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment at a supervisory or management level
  • Post-secondary education that highlights your competencies in business, procurement and supply chains such as an SCMP designation
  • Administrative skills including accounts payable, data analysis and ERP development
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products like Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Superior communication and problem solving skills

What We Offer

Penticton Foundry is a place where innovation meets hard work and determination. While other foundries have fallen by the wayside, Penticton Foundry has continued to flourish in large part because of its high quality and desire to innovate. What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation package and incentive bonuses
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • Investment in our people and a learning environment
  • Company events and supportive culture
  • Opportunities for growth and development

Our foundry is in the outdoor-minded Okanagan Valley, BC, where your lifestyle is defined as much by your after-work interests, as it is by your career.

We invest in people like you – detail-oriented and self-motivated, with an ability to excel in a team environment.

If this sounds like you, then apply today. Send a resume to hr@pentictonfoundry.com, or drop a resume off at Penticton Foundry (568 Dawson Avenue, Penticton BC). Please make sure to indicate that you are applying for the Purchasing Manager role.

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