• Junior Purchasing Agent

    Job Locations CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 3:49 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview



    Location: Edmonton, Alberta

    Position: Permanent / Full Time / Day

    Positions Available: 1


    Waiward is a steel fabrication and construction service provider based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our vision at Waiward is to be the leading provider of these services, known for its unwavering commitment to safety and quality, working with the best clients on the best projects. Waiward serves businesses internationally and works all over Western Canada.

    At Waiward, it is our priority to get our employees home safely, every single day. We believe the best way to achieve an incident-free culture is to invest in each employee.


    Job Purpose

    The Junior Purchasing Agent is primarily responsible to support shop and field operations by providing timely responses to requests related to the purchase of equipment, equipment parts, welding and cutting consumables and items required for projects.


    • Displays a commitment to Waiward’s incident-free vision, values, and culture;
    • Purchases tools, equipment, bolts, and materials to support daily operations;
    • Purchases general consumables and coveralls to support Tool Crib operations;
    • Purchases, as requested, by Field Personnel to support Field Operations;
    • Completes special job purchases as requested by Estimating/Project management team;
    • Arranges for equipment and tool rentals to meet special job and departmental needs;
    • Receive material into inventory management system;
    • Sources and develops new supplier contacts;
    • May perform other related duties as assigned.


    • Minimum of 3 years experience in procurement;
    • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing vendor relations;
    • Ability to understand and address the challenges related to procurement;
    • Knowledge of procurement policies, procedures, tender and contract law, and trade agreements as well as various procurement strategies;
    • Exceptional customer service in a very versatile environment;
    • Ability to perform required research, evaluate findings, assess opportunities, and design and implement appropriate strategies;
    • Detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to multi task and manage time effectively;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, including interpersonal, negotiation, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills;
    • Strong customer service orientation with the ability to understand the needs of the client;
    • Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external customers including vendors;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).

    Working Conditions

    The incumbent is required to work in an office environment with moderate noise. The job may require the incumbent to walk stairs; be outside in inclement weather (slippery surfaces and cold); carrying objects, driving and being exposed to normal office routines.


    Physical Requirements

    The incumbent is required to have close visual actuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing figures; viewing a computer terminal for extended periods of time; and interact with a number of clients. The incumbent is also required to sit for extended periods of time.


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    *Please note, due to high volumes of resumes received; only successful candidates will be contacted. Waiward is an equal opportunity employer.*




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