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Senior Buyer at Robert Half Canada

Senior Buyer

Robert Half Canada Prince Rupert, British Columbia Full-Time
120,000 CAD - 140,000 CAD/Year
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Ref ID: 05092-0012623321

Classification: Purchase & Sales Specialist

Compensation: $120000.00 to $140000.00 yearly

Our client is a multi-commodity Canadian export terminal, located within the Port of Prince Rupert in Northern BC. The Senior Buyer role is an integral part of the Procurement Team, whose function is to assist the Purchasing & Materials Coordinator in the purchasing of goods and services while delivering cost effective, timely and value added functionality to all internal customers; build and maintain effective open communications to ensure customers, suppliers and contractors are aware of all procurement matters that are relevant to them; manage all aspects of purchasing in a professional and ethical manner.

Customer Interface

  • Develop working relations with all departments.
  • Develop working relations with the Projects group to enhance Trigon’s position in obtaining the best value through Trigon’s contract bid process.
  • Recommend updates to procurement processes and systems.
  • Process requisitions to meet customer and Trigon’s requirements.

Vendor Management

  • Monitor vendor performance.
  • Continually work with vendors to improve the effectiveness of services provided.
  • Assist in developing strategic goods and services agreements.
  • Vendor’s sales visits conducted in a professional manner.
  • Recommend options to rationalize the vendor data base.

Contracting and Purchasing

  • Perform the purchasing function complying with all laws, regulatory requirements, best practices and Trigon’s Policies and Procedures
  • Ensure consistent competitive bid processes and resulting contracts to ensure compliance with internal and external audit standards.
  • Prepare reports for key KPI’s.
  • Keep abreast with market supply conditions.
  • Report any market or supply conditions that may affect the operational or financial aspects of Trigon.
  • Expedite goods and services as required.


  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation or enrollment in the SCMP program with a minimum of 7-10 years related experience in an advanced procurement roll in an industrial environment is mandatory
  • Post-secondary education will be considered an asset.


  • Experience with service and project tendering and contract negotiations.
  • Experience in leadership/management within a purchasing / inventory department.
  • Ability to use diplomacy and tact in dealing with conflict resolution.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in contract management, computerized purchasing systems and inventory management systems
  • Other combinations of formal qualifications, training and experience may be acceptable as equivalent to the above criteria.
  • Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license.

This position will require the candidate to either be in Prince Rupert, BC, or have the ability to relocate to Prince Rupert. Applicants must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, or be in active possession of an Open Work Permit and valid Social Insurance Number.

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