Senior Buyer – Mining Equipment - Oil and Gas



  • Engineering & Technical
  • Job Code: 9C6026861116
  • Posted: November 19, 2018
The Job has been filled

David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to identify and hire a Senior Buyer who has experience in strategic global sourcing and procurement for technical and non-technical materials based in Mississauga, Ontario.

The Role: 

The Senior Buyer will be responsible for sourcing and purchasing of materials and plant supplies to support the production schedule while ensuring purchase order accuracy, order tracking and management and optimal decisions are made based on current demand, available warehouse space, risks evaluation, and opportunities for cost savings.  

  • As purchasing subject matter expert, provide guidance on strategic sourcing, manage available supplier capacity and identify risks.
  • Source, request and evaluate quotations for new and non-standard items.
  • Review inventory and purchase requisitions for a variety of materials, suppliers or equipment for accuracy, completeness and proper authorization and process purchase orders for same.
  • Monitor purchase order status through to delivery and bring potential shortages to the attention of relevant stakeholders. 
  • Initiate improvement tactics for supplier on-time delivery, past due and lead times based on credible information and performance trends, including alternative supply options.
  • Create a partnership relationship with assigned suppliers with open and frequent communications.
  • Assure accurate and timely purchase orders, adjust per needs of the business and deliver clear communications to those stakeholders impacted.
  • Monitor supplier performance against specific needs and follow up on expedites and current schedules for positive impact on customer service.
  • Ensure ERP system is kept up-to-date and accurate to maximize benefits of the available functionality.
  • Drive improvements to the procurement process.
  • Provide direction and back-up coverage within the team as needed.

The Ideal Candidate: 

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in procuring material and equipment in the Mining and Oil & Gas environments. 
  • Experience using SAP ERP system for procurement activities is also an asset.
  • Above average communications skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual in English and French.

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 Gezamin Manuel, Recruitment Consultant, Engineering & Technical. 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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Gezamin Manuel

Engineering & Technical

Greater Toronto Area


  • 905.247.5119

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