Purchasing Agent (FILLED MARCH 6th)

    February 21, 2023
    Edmonton, Canada
    Job Type
    Sub Category
    Building Materials


    Reporting to the Pricing and Marketing Manager, the Purchasing Agent is responsible for purchasing products from our vendor partners and managing all inter-branch product transfers. We are looking for an individual to oversee vendor relationships, create pricing guidelines and manage daily purchasing needs.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Monitoring inventory and writing orders to refill stock.
    • Liaising with delivery and warehouse teams to ensure goods are received on time.
    • Inspecting purchased products upon delivery and reporting any issues in a timely manner.
    • Identify damaged or defective goods and work out solutions with the vendor.
    • Keep detailed records and prepare necessary reports.
    • Creating reports on purchases made and performing cost analyses.
    • Maintain professional relationships with all key suppliers.
    • Develop purchasing strategies and identify buying trends to keep the business profitable.
    • Maintain knowledge on building materials supplied and used in construction.
    • Management of all inter-company branch transfers.
    • Maintaining accurate system product costing.
    • Obtaining costing and lead times on special order products.
    • Working with the Operations Manager to obtain freight quotes and costing where necessary.


    • Extensive knowledge of building products
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • High level of attention to detail, accuracy, and superior organizational skills.
    • Self-motivated and creative.
    • Analytical and mathematical capabilities to compare prices and ordering quantities.
    • Ability to evaluate market conditions and various suppliers.
    • Willingness to make quick and thoughtful decisions on behalf of the business.
    • Effective relationship building skills.
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, supply chain management or a related field
    • 2+ years of experience in a purchasing role
    • Certification is preferred but not required.

    We are offering a competitive base salary, full benefits, and a company discretionary bonus. If the above speaks to your skill set, please send resume in confidence to mark@crownjewelrecruitment.com


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