Equipment Procurement Manager

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Equipment Procurement Manager (EMP) is responsible to lead and execute purchasing strategies nationally in obtaining high-quality and reliable equipment. The EMP is expected to develop and implement procurement standards and policies, develop a quality and reliable supplier list, and execute of all purchasing activities.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute procurement strategies for the efficient and cost-effective acquisition of equipment
  • Collaborate with business users and Project Managers to comprehend equipment requirements and formulate procurement plans aligned with organizational objectives
  • Identify, assess, and select reliable suppliers, negotiate contracts for favorable terms and conditions
  • Develop a list of reliable suppliers, fostering relationships to ensure consistent product quality
  • Lead and organize all purchasing activities to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and reduce lead times
  • Communicate proactively with internal stakeholders, providing updates on procurement activities and addressing concerns

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Procurement, or related disciplines
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in purchasing equipment for large supermarkets or food production retail chain
  • Strong familiarity with procuring commercial equipment, including refrigerators, freezers, food maker, cooler, heater, fixture, etc
  • Strong network of suppliers and manufacturers in China is mandatory
  • Excellent technical understanding of supermarket equipment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in negotiation and communication skills
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English, ability to communicate in Chinese is an asset
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently

Benefits

  • Quarterly discretionary bonus
  • Life/AD&D insurance
  • Extended health/dental/vision care
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Retirement benefit
  • Paid annual/sick/marriage/bereavement leave
  • Subsidized staff meal
  • In-store staff purchase discount

Shift

5-day work week (Monday to Friday), 9:00am – 5:30pm

Safety Statement

Safety continues to be T&T Supermarket’s top priority. We’ve established health and safety policies and measures to ensure our Stores, Food Processing & Production Centres and Warehouse & Distribution are as safe as possible.