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  • Position:Buyer - Edmonton, AB
  • Date Available:2014/07/04
  • Location:Edmonton, AB
  • Date Posted:2014/08/12

Business Description:

EMCO Edmonton is seeking a dynamic individual to join the purchasing team. This dedicated individual will be responsible for developing relationships and negotiating with a list of vendors they are responsible for on a day to day level.  The individual will also be responsible for managing overall inventory levels, purchasing and managing around timelines of projects occuring with our customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily ordering, expediting and maintenance of existing stock items with respect to such factors as usage, vendor payment terms, and lead times to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Planning and working with inside team members to ensure customer project deadlines are met and a high level of ROI is achieved
  • Ensure an acceptable level of inventory turns, while minimizing holding costs but ensuring customer satisfaction is maintained
  • Reduce surplus and stale inventory
  • Ongoing vendor negotiations ensuring EMCO maintains the correct pricing for the market as well as product mix
  • Researching and sourcing new materials and new vendors as needed to remain competitive with the market trends as they develop
  • Vendor returns
  • Note that this is not an exhaustive list of the job specific duties and other duties will occur as assigned


  • Post secondary degree in a related field desired, a combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Previous experience in related purchasing would be an asset
  • Exceptional negotiation skills and a strong customer service background
  • Knowledge and experience with TREND SX, purchasing software would be an asset
  • Experience in the plumbing industry while not required, would be preferred
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Office suite of products


Application Procedure:

Please submit your resume by email or fax to:

  • Contact Name:Kevin Garner
  • Location:contact location
  • Closing Date:2014/09/19