Purchasing Manager, Manufacturing

Req ID:  61703

Burlington, CA, L7L 4X6

Date:  Dec 27, 2021

For over 140 years our products have helped ensure the safe, reliable operations of key industries. With a passion for precision and partnership, Celeros Flow Technology continues this heritage of high performance and dependability, providing mission critical, sustainable flow control solutions for our customers around the globe.


Celeros Flow Technology is looking for individuals with a voice and a vision. We embrace change, diversity and promote new ways of looking at old ideas. We seek talented professionals to join our world-class team of innovators in a global, collaborative & multi-cultural environment, where you will be challenged, supported, and inspired to be extraordinary. 



If you're a proven purchasing leader who combines a results-driven approach to team and process improvements with the vision to identify and implement strategic changes, the role of Purchasing Manager could be your ideal opportunity. Here's why: 

  • You will be able to make a visible impact by identifying and implementing improvements and helping make the team and processes more robust.
  • You will lead and develop a team of buyers. 
  • The team will support industry-leading ClydeUnion Pumps.
  • You can build strong and collaborative relationships as you work with the Engineering, Manufacturing and Planning teams.
  • Success in this role could set you up to take on additional responsibilities or advance in our growing global organization.
  • In addition to a competitive salary and excellent benefits, you'll enjoy a welcoming environment in which employees are appreciated and success is recognized.



As Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of a team of buyers responsible for purchasing goods and services. Either through your own efforts or those of your team, you will:

  • Manage day-to-day purchasing activities, ensuring that all buyers are meeting their personal performance goals and standards.
  • Locate materials, equipment and supplies vendors capable of delivering goods and service that meet Company requirements.
  • Negotiate and bid as necessary to attain competitive pricing and terms for goods and services.
  • Material transportation, distribution and logistics
  • Material and supply chain risk management
  • Management of materials resource planning process
  • Coordination of vendor managed inventory
  • Oversee and plan coordination of inventory and purchases
  • Manage appropriate stock levels and inventory accuracy through cycle count process and use of best practices
  • Coordinate and supervise receiving and warehousing procedures
  • Oversee distribution of supplies and material flow within the organization
  • Labor and material shortages, backlogs and resolve potential schedule interruptions
  • Demand management and material forecasting
  • Sales and operations planning



  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management
  • Working knowledge of purchasing, sourcing, supplier performance management, supply chain and inventory strategies and practices
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills

You also will need to be able to travel approximately 10% of the time.


  • A bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field preferred or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • CPM or APICS certification is helpful but not required
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in Supply Chain or Purchasing management with demonstrated experience in cost reduction, domestically and internationally
  • Experience leading and coaching a team of buyers with using a results-driven, servant leader approach
  • Oil and Gas industry experience
  • Manufacturing experience including experience with casting from a supply chain perspective
  • Proven history developing effective inventory management policies 
  • Demonstrated competency in strategic sourcing


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Celeros Flow Technology is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.