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Junior Buyer (Part time, Fixed Term)

  1. Richmond
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Junior Buyer (Part time, Fixed Term)

Reporting to the Procurement Supervisor, the Junior Buyer will be responsible for sourcing a wide variety of technical and non-technical parts, inventory and services within company policies, procedures and governance.

The successful candidate will be part of the BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU). This position is a 12 month, part time (20 hours), fixed term position.


  • Source parts, goods and services from various vendors and subcontractors.
  • Responsible for maintaining Supply Chain Management Process.
  • Maintain suppliers, add parts in Business Systems and prepare documentation.
  • Assist with product and service purchases, request quotations, evaluation and recommendation of vendors, award purchase orders.
  • Prepare and write up justification of purchase orders (CCAF).
  • Generate Purchase Orders in JDE and maintain purchase orders database.
  • Analyze, evaluate and resolve supplier performance issues such as promise delivery vs. actual delivery, invoicing discrepancies, damaged goods, under/over shipments and service.
  • Assist Accounting department to reconcile invoices discrepancies and generate KPI.
  • Administration of non-conforming items such as warranty claims with suppliers; contacting supplier/manufacturer to get Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.
  • Prepares customs documentation on foreign shipments; Coordinates with broker, vendor, and revenue Canada in information exchange to help resolve problems and expedite delivery.
  • Update inventory item master in JDE, review reordering points and issue replenishment PO.
  • On a relief basis, performs the duties of the Buyer and Stores person.
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and year-end inventory counts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • PMAC/SCMP designation is preferred.
  • Preferred Bachelor Degree in Business/Engineering disciplines.
  • Proven analytical, organizational and planning skills.
  • Exposure to Bill 198 and ISO attestation preferred.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team.
  • Must possess a positive attitude team player.
  • Ability to adapt easily to change management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advance knowledge of ERP system such as JDE or SAP required.
  • Must have at 3-5 years of experience in a procurement role with a large company.
  • Unrestricted class 5 driver license.
  • Forklift operator certificate is preferred.
  • Buyer experience is required.
  • A combination of education and experience will also be considered.


Hourly Rate of Pay

$33.40 / hour

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

You think that a career in our team could match your profile, submit your application online now!


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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.


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