Senior Purchaser

Price Steel Ltd., 13500 156 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Req #116
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Founded in 1979, Price Steel Ltd is the premier and single, largest steel service center in Western Canada. For over 40 years, we have been proudly providing quality services and products to our customers.

In response to growing demand, we are currently recruiting for a highly motivated Senior Purchaser to join the Procurement Team at our Edmonton facility. Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Senior Purchaser will be responsible for the timely procurement of both stock and non-stock inventory for resale in accordance with Price Steel’s purchasing practices, ensuring cost competitive inventory commensurate with quality. The successful candidate will promote and maintain a high level of communication and liaison with the external supplier community and Price Steel departments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze inventory and deliveries to ensure quality, quantity, and cost guidelines are in adherence with Price Steel’s purchasing practices and strategy
  • Provide concise and accurate administration and preparation of purchase orders and other required documents involved with the procurement process
  • Maintain supplier relationships to ensure capability of supply is in alignment with the business needs and that issues are addressed in a proactive manner
  • Proactively resolve outstanding concerns with suppliers
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the Sales Department in identifying and recommending solutions to customer needs
  • Research and provide constant feedback to the Purchasing Department and the Management group relative to inventory shortages and supplier’s capacity and capabilities
  • Research materials for price, quality, and new sources on an on-going basis as part of continuous improvement efforts
  • Locate and develop new sources of stock and non-stock inventory as required

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of carbon steel products is essential
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive purchasing or procurement experience
  • High level of organization and planning
  • Proven track record of strong negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Effective communication, both written and verbal; including telephone aptitude and the ability to interface with suppliers and personnel at all levels within Price Steel
  • Ability to work under general directions within established purchasing practices
  • Competency with computer applications used in business, such as MS Office and Excel
  • A high degree of professional integrity, ethics and confidentiality is required at all times 

Company Offers:

  • Competitive compensation - negotiable dependent on skills and experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • progressive purchasing or procurement: 5 years
  • carbon steel product: 2 years

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Price Steel Ltd., 13500 156 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada