Senior Buyer



  • Supply Chain & Operations
  • Job Code: 9K39064910
  • Posted: September 10, 2018

David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit a Senior Buyer based in Edmonton, AB.

Our South Edmonton distribution client is seeking a seasoned Supply Chain professional to join their team as a Senior Buyer. This is a position offers the opportunity to improve efficiency of the purchasing department as well as mentor other purchasers. The ideal candidate comes from a similar high volume distribution environment with expertise in forecasting inventory needs. 
The Role:

  • Create and maintain vendor relationships
  • Strong ability to prioritize, produceand expedite purchase orders as needed
  • Develop and utilize RFP and RFQ documentation and negotiate with vendors directly
  • Source new suppliers both locally and internationally
  • Place orders within established standards and approved suppliers
  • Negotiating the best possible value for all goods and services by obtaining the most economical pricing
  • Expedite, monitor and trace progress of products in transits
  • Manage and maintain inventory and costs in the ERP system
  • Adjust inventory in different levels as needed
  • Develop process efficiencies through lean practices
  • Assist with inventory control to analyze data to optimize inventory turns and reduce and eliminate any obsolete materials

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A minimum of 5+ years Procurement related work experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree with Supply Chain major or SCMP designation would be an asset
  • Prior experience leading and mentoring a team
  • Previous experience with purchasing, logistics, expediting and inventory control
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Computer skills with preference in experience in ERP and MRP Systems, Microsoft Office Suite and advanced Excel skills
  • Execute decision making abilities based on cost effectiveness
  • Ability to multi task on various projects at the same time and manage the priorities
  • Excellent negotiation skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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 Kelsey Stannard, Consultant, Supply Chain & Operations. 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.


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