Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec


The Buyer reports to the Supply Manager. The incumbent is responsible for managing purchase requisitions for the business and working with their team to establish Supply Department priorities and strategies.


  • Negotiate the terms and conditions of contracts (prices, discounts, credit, transportation, etc.), and award and recommend contracts to suppliers.
  • Source new contacts and suppliers, prepare purchase orders for goods and services and obtain prices from contracts, the supplier’s website or the supplier.
  • Track open orders and follow up with suppliers.
  • Propose strategies to reduce costs.
  • Collaborate with and provide support to internal stakeholders to define and confirm their needs, and develop quotes related to acquisition.
  • Search for new suppliers.
  • Work in collaboration with management, staff and suppliers to solve problems.
  • Suggest improvements to work procedures.
  • Develop and maintain constructive labour relations with stakeholders, including suppliers and applicants of goods and services.
  • Manage and enforce purchasing policies.
  • Train, support and guide the purchasing clerk.
  • Perform any other related duties related to their department.


A college diploma and/or supply management training.

Five (5) years’ experience in the field.


  • Good knowledge of supply management software.
  • Proficiency with Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English (the incumbent will need to communicate with our suppliers outside Quebec and with our Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries).


The incumbent must possess the following qualities:

  • Action-, goal- and results-oriented
  • Good priority management
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Professional and thorough
  • Team player
  • Shows initiative, able to work independently
  • Works well under pressure and can multitask

Travel neccessary


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