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Purchasing Analyst
Title:Purchasing Analyst
Employment Group:Administration
Location:Cambridge, Ontario

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is a world-class automotive facility with manufacturing plants located in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario. Our plants currently manufacture the best-selling Toyota RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid and the Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h vehicles and will also soon be building the popular Lexus NX and Lexus NX Hybrid models. Recognized year after year on the global stage for manufacturing quality by our customers, we are also recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

The world-famous Toyota Production System, a philosophy of continuous improvement and on-going training, enables each Team Member to work towards their highest potential. The results of our company stem from hiring committed, self-motivated team members, with the ability to work together to achieve team goals.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package includes overtime pay, annual bonus, flexible benefits program and defined contribution pension plan
  • Flexible start/end times and remote work 1 day/week
  • 19 Paid Days off during the year in which their first anniversary falls, plus 5 Floating Holidays that generally fall between Christmas and New Year
  • Voluntary Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), conveniently funded by Team Member payroll contributions
  • Family is important - maternity and parental leave program has Employment Insurance (EI) top-up 5 
  • Career support through reimbursement for professional development and tuition fees
  • Vitality Wellness App that encourages and rewards you for leading a healthier lifestyle
  • Company Diversity and Inclusion business partnering groups
  • Employee & Family Vehicle Discounts
  • Build friendly and long-lasting relationships through social events and an on-site fitness facility

Role Overview

As a Purchasing Analyst, you will provide procurement support to multiple departments at TMMC and play an integral role in TMMC’s procurement activities. Developing sourcing strategies, negotiation, problem solving, relationship management, and continuous improvement are skills that will make you successful in this role.

What you’ll be doing

  • Process requisitions, issuance of purchase orders, price reconciliation, and service contracts
  • Support departmental reporting for internal KPIs and external vendor performance
  • Negotiate new contracts and renewals for products and services
  • Work with end users to define requirements and specifications
  • Co-ordinate bid meetings for various projects
  • Resolve commercial issues for procurement activities
  • Investigate and implement sourcing of new products as well as re-sourcing existing products including vendor rationalization where appropriate
  • Identify new suppliers, assess supplier’s competitiveness on cost, and audit their quality assurance processes and procedures
  • Support strategies and systems to control purchasing procedures
  • Provide continuous improvement on cost control and cost reduction
  • Work with other Toyota affiliates to achieve efficiencies and standardize where possible

Desired Skills and Experiences

  • University Degree or College Diploma in business or engineering, Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management from the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada or equivalent degree/diploma is required
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of related experience is required, preference for experience working in the automotive industry, manufacturing or high-speed production
  • Strong working knowledge of the procurement processes and experience in an enterprise systems environment
  • General understanding of legal contractual concepts, ability to work with Toyota legal and outside counsel
  • Strong written and oral communication and customer service skills
  • Good presentation skills – ability to present to senior executives both internally and externally (vendors)
  • Strong negotiation skills to process complex purchasing agreements, prices, delivery for goods and service
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong vendor relationships
  • Proven record in process improvements and cost reduction activities
  • Excellent project management skills to ensure deadlines are met
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Visio) and PowerBI
  • Experience in SAP considered an asset
  • Willing to support daily and weekend overtime requirements as needed
  • Possible local travel and occasional travel to the US
  • Must be flexible to work in Cambridge and/or Woodstock


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good data analytics, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Experience with design & creation of PowerBI reports and visual representation of data


TMMC is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse team. We believe in enabling people of different ages, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, colours, races, ancestries, citizenships, ethnic origins, places of origin, and creeds to work together and realize their full potential. TMMC is committed to compliance with all applicable legislation including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation.

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