• Supply Chain & Operations
  • Job Code: 9C6594661029
  • Posted: November 06, 2018
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with one of our most prestigious clients to recruit for a long term contract position as a Buyer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Buyer is responsible for the procurement of goods and services in a timely and efficient manner, adhering to established policies/procedures.  The Buyer is also responsible for the daily maintenance/accuracy of the purchasing system information.

The Role:

  • Procures goods and services, observing established policies & procedures 
  • Assists in the tender analysis process for specific supplies
  • Responsible for the expediting and return of goods as required
  • Obtains necessary pricing for requisitioned inventory and non-inventory items as per established policies
  • Maintains/upgrades electronic data interchange ordering system. 
  • Processes vendor set-up
  • Inputs & modifies information in database
  • Maintains office filing, including vendor lists & catalogues
  • Assists in training of staff, as required

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has an a friendly, open and professional manner
  • Communicates messages & information accurately and appropriately, and prioritizes calls
  • Identifies customer needs and makes every effort to meet customer expectations in a friendly, helpful and professional manner
  • Knows and supports the mission/vision of the company
  • Supports and adheres to facility and departmental policies
  • Maintains confidentiality of all company information
  • Respects and supports senior leadership decisions
  • Maintains and upgrades skills and knowledge as required
  • Has strong technical skills; has extensive knowledge with a variety of software (ie. SAP, Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Performs other related duties as required

Further Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Graduate from a recognized two-year Business Administration Diploma Program required
  • Additional courses in EDP, Principles of Buying and Inventory Control required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business preferred
  • A combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Stephen Newman, Senior Consultant. Visit our website at to view our job opportunities, career tips and tools. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


If this is your first introduction to us, we invite you to become one of our satisfied candidates. David Aplin Group has been Canadian owned since 1975. Our professional consultants are passionate about helping you find a fulfilling job or career and ensuring your complete satisfaction with our process. Our proven track record, nearly four decades long, is largely due to our team of highly skilled and successful specialists. Through superior service and a commitment to long-term relationships, we provide deep specialization in core areas for complete recruiting and HR solutions across Canada - all from one source. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!



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