Purchasing Agent

Operations · St. Thomas, Ontario
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation TBD Based on experience

GCW is currently looking to add a Purchasing Agent to our team!


Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the purchasing agent will be responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and delivery of materials to meet customer order requirements. Another key responsibility will be ensuring that regular inventory checks are completed to maintain stock inventory levels within approved guidelines.


Why Choose GCW? : Driven by a zestful workforce and leadership team, GCW Custom Kitchens and Cabinetry is a thriving company focused on designing and producing high-quality cabinetry with opportunities in sales/design, engineering, finishing, custom woodworking, installation & more. GCW was established 20 years ago constructing one kitchen at a time out of a garage in St. Thomas, Ontario. Fast forward to now and we have evolved into a company whom employs over 100 team members, has 2 beautiful showrooms, and an 82,000 sq. ft state of the art manufacturing plant.


Our Culture: GCW prides itself on teamwork, producing a superior product in design and manufacturing, and excellence in customer service. Most importantly, the owners strive to be a company that is based on integrity. Each owner brings to the table their own set of strengths, working closely together to execute their vision of excellence for the company.


Our People: Our reputation as a leader in Custom Cabinetry in St Thomas and Elgin County is the result of our experienced, dedicated and passionate employees.  We choose people who are aligned with our mission and values and individuals who strive to maintain the high caliber of custom cabinetry work and service that our customers have come to expect. GCW is the #teamtotrust

What We Offer:

  • Fair and competitive wages
  • Challenging career positions with the opportunity to learn constantly
  • Socially responsible environment
  • Steady business growth
  • A supportive and involved leadership team
  • Health Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Several Company Sponsored Events
  • Paid Overtime When Available
  • Paid Vacation time
  • Paid sick time
  • RRSP Matching Program
  • Safety Boot/Shoe Reimbursement Plan



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities and the supply chain activities of the organization
  • Create and maintain stock inventory spreadsheets to ensure inventory management and control
  • Prepare and administer bids, requests for quote, requests for proposal, requests for information, and other vendor documentation
  • Organize, coordinate, and periodically conduct physical inspections of inventory levels across the company; update and maintain ERP system as required
  • Make alternate arrangements in the event of shortages or delayed deliveries to minimize impact on the organization; ensure service requests are prioritized and expedited
  • Stay current with internal and external factors impacting procurement function; source the most optimal suppliers
  • Monitor pricing contracts with key suppliers, tracking and communicating price increases to affected departments


Preferred skills and abilities:

  • Experience working with various materials such as wood, MDF, laminates etc.
  • Completion of Post-Secondary degree or diploma, preferably in supply chain or a related field
  • Previous experience and/or training in supply management
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills

GCW is committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, as well as creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.  If you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.  We would like to thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.gcwkitchens.com

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  • Location
    St. Thomas, Ontario
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    TBD Based on experience