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Senior Buyer/Planner

Pillar5 Pharma Inc., an industry leading Canadian CDMO specializing in off-the-shelf sterile pharmaceuticals for the North American market, has an opening for a Senior Buyer/Planner in Arnprior, ON. Reporting to Manager, Purchasing, the Senior Buyer/Planner is a key internal resource responsible for all aspects of buying, planning, and negotiating activities related to the Pillar5 site and the associated vendors. The position requires close interaction with Warehousing, Manufacturing, Finance, Technical Services and Quality Operational personnel.


  • Responsible for timely purchasing and delivery of materials required per the MPS requirements (SAP application) by coordinating with suppliers, logistics, and warehouse team, and obtaining required information such as shipping docs and quality certificates.
  • Manage backorders and immediate supply issues that impact production schedules and communicating accordingly during regular scheduled Production/Supply meetings.
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors to improve supplier performance, vendor reviews, PPV’s and ongoing related vendor scorecards associated with vendor performance.
  • Act as the liaison and work closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality and supply issues to identify risks to production.
  • Maintain successful supply chain partnerships by arranging and attending supplier meetings to discuss developments, negotiate prices, service, quality, or other matters.
  • Investigate new sources of supply as part of New Product Introductions, preparing cost analysis/recommendations and lead negotiations on pricing, delivery, and payment terms, while establishing appropriate EOQ’s.
  • Set-up and maintain material, supplier, and planning system data in the MRP/ERP system, creating and maintaining Purchasing Specifications.
  • Manage Supplier Change Requests and co-ordinate internal change processes.
  • Work to obtain inventory turn goals and take appropriate action to minimize distressed inventories and planned obsolescence.
  • Assists/lead in the setting of budgetary component requirements and CIP’s.
  • Supports all plant and department objectives.


  • University degree or college diploma with a concentration in business
  • At least 5 years’ progressive Purchasing & Planning experience
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Excellent teamwork, organizational and communication skills
  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Certification in purchasing (CPP) or production/inventory management (i.e., CPIM) is an asset.
  • SAP experience is considered an asset.

Why us?

  • We are a proud Canadian company in a small town, and we care about our shared environment.
  • We provide a safe and clean work environment.
  • We offer flexible work policies and encourage strong work-life balance.
  • We encourage and drive personal and professional development within our organization.
  • We have expanded our operations with a new facility, providing the opportunity for growth and new challenges.

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