Purchasing/Inside Metals Commodity Expert

  • Purchasing/Inside Metals Commodity Expert 
    Greater Toronto Area, Ontario
    Are you a seasoned professional in the field of commodities, finance, and operations, seeking an exciting opportunity in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario? Our client is actively searching for a Purchasing/Inside Metals Commodity Expert to join their dynamic team. In this role, you will be at the forefront of leveraging your comprehensive knowledge to enhance decision-making processes related to inventory management, procurement, and supply chain optimization. If you possess expertise in market analysis, proficiency in interpreting technical drawings, and a proven track record in managing the quoting process, we invite you to explore this challenging and rewarding position with us.
    What you will be doing:  
    Commodity Experience:
    • Leverage comprehensive knowledge of commodities (hard and soft) and drawing from experience relating to both finance and operations.
    • Apply specialized insights to enhance decision-making related to inventory management, procurement, and supply chain optimization.
    Product Market Fit:
    • Analyze market trends and dynamics to ensure product offerings align with customer needs and expectations.
    • Serve as a product specialist, driving alignment between product features and market demands.
    Inventory Right Sizing, Min Max, etc:
    • Implement sophisticated inventory management strategies, including right-sizing inventory levels and establishing optimal minimum and maximum thresholds.
    Quoting / RFQ / RFP:
    • Spearhead the quotation process, responding to Requests for Quotation (RFQ), and Request for Proposal (RFP), ensuring precision and competitiveness.
    Read Drawings:
    • Demonstrate proficiency in interpreting and understanding technical drawings relevant to commodities and logistics.
    Ability to Read Tech Docs:
    • Navigate and comprehend technical documentation related to commodity specifications and logistics processes.
    Strategic Development:
    • Investigate and implement an IMS.
    The experience you bring:
    • 5+ years of industry experience with a background in commodities, finance, and operations.
    • Expertise in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) with demonstrated drawing experience.
    • Proven track record in managing the Quoting/RFP/RFQ process.
    • Established rolodex and successful purchasing experience from China, Indonesia, Dubai, and India.
    • Bonus points for connections at mills or established industry relationships.
    • In-depth understanding of commodity trading rules and familiarity with commodity import regulations, including Dumping Rules.
    Other qualities:
    • Proven ability to work independently with strong organizational skills.
    • Comfortable wearing multiple hats, actively participating in various aspects of the business, reflecting a startup-like mentality.
    • Willingness to take calculated risks and a results-driven mindset.
    • Ambitious individual who thrives in an environment that encourages pushing boundaries.
    • Agency-oriented mindset, coupled with proactive product specialization.
    • Thick-skinned, capable of handling challenges and setbacks.
    • Team player with a focus on attitude maintenance.
    • Ability to remain calm and effective in a high-stress work environment.
    • Base Range: $80K-120K
    • Eligible for an annual performance bonus
    • OTE: $120K-160K
    If you check all the boxes and are ready to take your career to the next level, we invite you to submit your application via the ‘Apply’ option. Jason Springthorpe, Recruitment Consultant at Lock Search Group, looks forward to working with all qualified candidates.
    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.
    Lock Search Group is a National Executive Recruitment firm with 11 offices in Canada and one in the United States, a staff of more than 30 Consultants and Associates, and expertise in 11 major disciplines. Our mission is to provide exceptional Recruitment and Consulting Services to clients and candidates. We apply our experience and expertise to deliver solutions with a personalized approach that focuses on client needs and candidate goals. 
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