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Title:  MRO Buyer Support

Date:  Sep 21, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 22460 


A Career in Beer and Beyond:  


Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company (MCBC) is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We have been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.    


We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core Values.  We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.   


The Headlines:    

In the role of Jr. MRO Buyer working in Toronto, Ontario you will be part of the Technical Services Team. The Jr. Buyer has accountability for cost savings, on-time materials delivery, inventory value and inventory accuracy results. They are responsible for managing and improving the MRO procurement processes and results while adhering to MCBC’s policies and applying its business processes. They are responsible for supporting the Central Stores manager in inventory control and logistics activities and for the achievement of key inventory control metrics. They are also responsible for supporting MCBC’s Accounts Payable Team with invoice dispute resolution as well as for the maintenance of positive relationships with our vendor base. They also contribute to the maintenance of vendor and material master data in MCBC’s computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).

The majority of the individual’s time will be spent processing material and spare parts orders and problem invoices, working with Molson Coors’ MRO vendor base and supporting the needs of our Central Parts Stores and other internal customers.


This position reports to the Senior MRO Buyer and has no direct reports. This position works closely with MCBC’s vendor base, our Central Stores manager and team, Asset Care planners, brewery-wide procurement stakeholders, brewery Finance as well as our Accounts Payable and National Procurement teams.


The Responsibilities:



Accurate, timely processing of purchase requests for Inventories and Non-Inventoried materials and services. Includes:


    • Strict adherence to MCBC policies and processes
  • creation and update of orders initiated in SAP and MC Connect systems
  • clear communication of order detail and MCBC requirements to vendor
  • management of vendor order acknowledgements
  • update of both purchase order and inventory master data
  • communication of order confirmation details to stakeholders
  • maintenance of positive vendor relationships
  • coaching of internal stakeholders re: MCBC policies and processes
  • coaching of vendors re: MCBC process requirements to ensure alignment with their own and improve effectiveness of our business relationship
  • participation in corporate systems and process improvement projects re: Procurement


Order Expediting and Follow Up


Regular and timely expediting and follow up of all material orders. Includes:


  • routine review and follow up of open Purchase Order record
  • expected delivery detail update of both purchase order and stakeholder
  • focused expediting based on asset care work execution schedule
  • feedback to asset care and Stores teams re: long typical lead times for inventoried parts or materials
  • coaching of vendor base in MCBC expectations and processes to improve on-time delivery execution and performance


Central Stores Support


Support Central Parts Stores through activities related to procurement of inventoried spare parts. Includes:

  • excess/obsolete spares identification, management and disposition
  • asset recovery and savings related to disposition of obsolete materials, warranty replacement and material consumption
  • blanket purchase order set up and management
  • inventoried parts delivery and invoice discrepancy resolution
  • support of central Stores Team re: vendor performance issues
  • inventory transaction/cycle count/parts kitting process and accuracy audits
  • management of RUSH/Emergency expediting, customs clearance and delivery
  • participation in corporate systems improvement projects re: Inventory Control
  • coaching of Central Stores Team in existing and new inventory control processes to improve execution and performance



Accounts Payable Support


Resolution of Accounts Payable issues related to MRO Purchases. Includes:


  • Regular, coordinated communication with GBS Accounts Payable team, Brewery Finance, stakeholders and vendors.
  • purchase order and receipt transaction correction related to resolution of invoice issues
  • Identification and installation of changes required to align the procurement and accounts payable functions
  • coaching of Accounts Payable Team re: existing and new process requirements of the brewery to improve alignment, execution and performance


Master Data Support


Contribute to the accuracy and ongoing improvement of MCBC’s Global Master Data through submission of Add, Change and Delete requests related to:


  • Central Stores inventoried and catalogued material master records
  • Vendor master records



The Other Qualifications:  

Analytical / Problem Solving

  • Ability to work with data and information within conventional software and MCBC’s Procurement, Accounts Payable and CMMS systems.
  • Ability to evaluate alternative solutions and to use data to support recommendations.
  • Ability to apply understanding of systems, resources, policies and processes to provide effective procurement of the required materials or services at the best balance of landed cost and delivery lead time
  • Ability to apply understanding of systems, resources, policies and processes to resolve issues procurement, inventory, logistics and accounts payable issues
  • Commitment to provide support regardless of an issues source.
  • Understanding of the importance of accuracy in all details and transactions to the Procurement and Material Management functions
  • Understanding of the importance of consistent execution of processes to the Procurement and Material Management functions.
  • Understanding of the importance of close alignment of MCBC and vendor processes to the Procurement and Accounting functions


Leadership / Communication

  • Achieve Subject matter expert status in all relevant areas and serve as a source of education and leadership for the business
  • Interpersonal communication skills – exchanging input and perspective with both stakeholders and support resources
  • Ability to collaborate with and support teams from numerous disciplines
  • Leadership in the areas of policy and process application and communication
  • Effective coaching and communication of internal and external stakeholders
  • Process improvement recognition, implementation and leadership
  • High level of personal responsibility and accountability for results
  • Understanding of the impact of Procurement and Material Management on costs and on the performance of the Enterprise


Work Perks that You Need to Know About:   

  • We care about our People and Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around our key priorities   
  • We care about our communities, and play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks, giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are  
  • Engagement with a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which can provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization  
  • Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities 
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazing resources 
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences   

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.