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By: Floorballpro  09-12-2011


Purchasing Officer

Position Type:      Full time, employee

Job Location:       Toronto/GTA



Job Description

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As Purchasing Officer for FloorballPro, you are responsible for all procurement and supplier relationships. FloorballPro currently deals with large floorball manufacturers in Finland and Sweden – managing these relationships and identifying new ones will be of paramount importance to FloorballPro. You will need to rely on your floorball knowledge and experience to procure competitive products for FloorballPro, and to use your international business experience to optimize logistical operations for the company. In addition to managing the supply side for FloorballPro, you will also need to conduct floorball demonstrations, where you must use your floorball playing experience to show how the sport is beneficial to potential clients.

You must possess intricate knowledge concerning floorball in order to successfully manage FloorballPro’s supplier relationships. You will be required to travel to Finland and Sweden 1-2 times a year to negotiate supplier contracts and purchasing efforts for FloorballPro. In addition, you will need to explore how to diversify FloorballPro’s procurement, and to independently find new and profitable ways of catering to FloorballPro’s continued Canadian growth.

Main Duties

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• Provide input into product design in order to suit market trends, identify new ways in which products can be designed to better suit Canadian markets

• Establish and maintain contact with suppliers (see requirements)

• Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of the company – create systems, procedures, and policies for purchasing

• Evaluate cost and quality of floorball products and equipment

• Negotiate prices, discounts, credit terms, and transportation arrangements

• Purchase specialized floorball products and equipment for the company, and assess whether such products are suitable for the Canadian marketplace

• Negotiate purchasing terms and distributor contracts in Finland and Sweden

• Explore new avenues for procurement, such as suppliers in Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Germany

• Conduct floorball demos and presentations to potential clients, outlining the benefits of the sport, and demonstrating how it is played

• Train people interested in becoming floorball ambassadors across Canada, on a need basis

Requirements:

• Master’s Degree required in International Business Administration or related business field

• Intricate knowledge of the business side of floorball, including global trends, product knowledge, competitors, and future outlook

• Playing experience required for floorball demonstrations

• Finnish and/or Swedish language required

• Travel to Finland and Sweden 1-2 times a year to negotiate with suppliers

• Sales experience (0-2 years)

• Willingness to work long days/weekends/holidays

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

About FloorballPro Inc.

Since 2002, FloorballPro Inc. has been a leader in the North American floorball equipment marketplace. FloorballPro Inc. prides itself on providing the best assortment of sticks, equipment, accessories, shoes and goaltender equipment for every player, from beginners to hardcore floorballers. FloorballPro Inc. works with the leading floorball suppliers in the world including Salming Sports, X3M, Blast, Karhu and Exel. FloorballPro Inc. is proud to support North American floorball events including the Canada Cup Floorball Championship, the Montreal Open, the East Coast Floorball Tournament the OFSAA High School Invitational and many of North America’s leading floorball leagues, clubs and teams. Floorball is rapidly growing in North America and FloorballPro Inc. continues to lead the way.



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