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Junior Buyer in Red Deer at Design Group Staffing

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Design Group Staffing is currently searching for a JUNIOR BUYER to work a long-term contract position in Red Deer, Alberta

Please email your MS Word Resume to

  • To start ASAP
  • NO accommodation/ travel provided
  • PREFERANCE given to local applicants / surrounding areas
  • MUST have SAP
  • Support role
  • Monday to Friday / 8 hour day
  • Fast paced / high volume environment

Educational Requirements

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


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 verified 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.