Buyer / Purchaser Coquitlam 2134891

Coquitlam, BC

We are a national supplier of tool, equipment and safety product lines for the Canadian market.

Our products include: abrasives, air tools, hand tools, material handling, lifting equipment and safety apparel and products. We are a privately held, proudly Canadian company recognized as a leader in the wholesale distribution of tools, equipment and safety industry. Our head office is located in Coquitlam, B.C with six branch offices strategically located in the major cities across Canada.

We are  looking for a Buyer at our Coquitlam Head Office location reporting to the Supply Chain Manager.

We are committed to employment equity, supports diversity in the workplace and encourages application from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Privacy Officer.


As part of the Supply Chain department, your responsibilities include all correspondence with suppliers, purchase order processing and confirmations.                       

  • Daily correspondence and relationship management with suppliers
  • Create purchase orders based on Prelude ERP and sales forecasts, minimum order and trends
  • Check all purchase orders for accuracy and completeness and follow up with vendors to ensure due dates are met
  • Review vendor acknowledgements for agreement with purchase orders and alert Supply Chain Manager of any discrepancies; price, additional charges, MOQ, lead time, etc
  • Follow-up or expedite orders as requested based on customer requests, back orders, etc
  • Work with warehouse team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any shorts or missing products
  • Maintaining proper inventory levels of products including safety stock
  • Be a contributor in daily/weekly scheduled meetings providing updates on product(s) lines managed
  • Follows all purchasing procedures and interpret to departments
  • Participate in local and company-wide process improvement initiatives
  • Generate letters of credit
  • Process telegraphic transfers and bank requests
  • Produce monthly reports
  • Provide back up to team members which includes:  setting up new vendors and products on our ERP system (and gathering all pertinent information required by the system), checking shipping and billing documentation for accuracy and completeness and enter all product information for related division
  • Other duties to be assigned when required
Education and Competencies
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and Prelude ERP (or Distribution ERP system) an asset
  • 3 to 5 years of purchasing experience
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong in both oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with cross functional teams and vendors
  • Ability to analyze data for effective decision-making
  • Able to thrive in a high-stress and fast paced environment
  • Ability to read and understand ERP reports, inventory reports, PO status reports
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Detailed oriented individual with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Customer service oriented
  • Exceptional punctuality and dependability is essential
  • Ability to handle stress in a positive manner
  • A self-starter who takes initiative and always seeks a better way
  • A team player who can lead and take direction
  • Ability to give and follow instructions and policy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package and are committed to providing our employees with work-life balance.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume via e-mail complete with a cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our company, however only those who qualify will be contacted.

Apply today! 


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It's our people and products that lead to our continued success! Our ability to provide excellent quality products and service to our customers is dependent upon our team. Our people are customer service oriented, passionate and innovative.

At SureWerx you will find a dedication to quality and excellence; an emphasis on respect to our customers, business partners and fellow employees; a level of expertise and ownership which is second to none and a dedication to ethical and social responsibility.

In order to continue to grow, develop and innovate we look for people who are adaptable, self-motivated, creative and positive. In return, we provide challenging and rewarding careers in a corporate culture which is both engaging and supportive.

Our head office is located in beautiful Coquitlam, British Columbia. We also have five branch offices strategically located across Canada: Edmonton, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Montreal and Halifax.

SureWerx is Canadian owned and operated and is an equal opportunity employer.


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