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Buyer - Junior in Joffre at Design Group Staffing

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Design Group Staffing is currently searching for a Junior BUYER to a four months contract position in Red Deer, Alberta


University graduate with 2 years related experience or Business Diploma with 3 - 5 years’ experience, or more than 5 years of directly related experience.

Key requirements:

  • Ability to communicate clearly to customers at all levels in the company.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • High level of proficiency in the use of a computer including the Microsoft office suite and SAP. SAP material management or plant maintenance areas considered an asset.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, meet deadlines and identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • Ability to work under pressure of changing priorities.
  • Thoroughness and a high attention to detail.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contacting vendors to obtain &/or verify price, part number, source of supply
  • Make delivery arrangements with carriers and vendors.
  • Creating purchase orders against date driven requirement and ensuring all pertinent information is obtained and verify with the vendor and end user.
  • Releasing purchase orders against vendor agreements
  • Seeking/recording/updating material source of supply and information within the system to streamline future purchases.
  • Assisting with material information updates and changes.
  • Confirming and expediting purchase orders to maintain on-time delivery.
  • Resolving discrepancies between purchase orders and vendor invoices.
  • Following up on non-conformance of materials and deliveries with end user and/or vendor and identifying trends or patterns.
  • Qualifying Contractors for onsite labor prior to Purchase Order creation
  • Maintaining Vendor base for timely and accurate supply alignment
  • Participating in the implementation of improvement plans.

How to Apply

  • All interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter in MS Word to the attention of Sameer Moddin at
  • We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future consideration.
  • We encourage you to visit regularly as new and exciting employment opportunities become available every day!
  • Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request during the recruitment, assessment, selection and placement process.
  • Alternate format available upon request.

Additional Information

  • To start ASAP
  • NO accommodation/ travel provided
  • Relocation and expense reimbursement is not available. Candidates must have/obtain residence in Red Deer without assistance
  • MUST have SAP and Petrochemical or Oil & Gas industry Experience
  • Support role
  • Monday to Friday / 8-hour day
  • Fast paced / high volume environment

Keyword: Buyer, SAP, Procurement, Purchaser, vendor, deliver, materials, Improve processes, Plant Maintenance, Oil & Gas, Petro-Chemical.