Princeton, Canada

Job Reference 1244417

Location Princeton, Canada

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Budget / Cost Control

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 10, 2024

Airswift is seeking a Project Buyer to work for a mining client in Princeton, British Columbia.


Reporting to the Superintendent, the Buyer is responsible for mine-related purchasing activities.


Key Responsibilities

  • Practice safe work behaviors and support the company's safety culture through participation in daily and monthly safety meetings and initiatives.
  • Provide reports and attend meetings to update on current activities.
  • Coordinate procurement requirements with departments and obtain competitive pricing information from vendors and suppliers.
  • Prepare and manage purchase orders, blanket purchase orders, and contracts in accordance with company policies and procedures accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Work with suppliers to reduce costs by identifying opportunities and process improvements.
  • Assist in resolving lost, damaged, or miss-shipped materials with suppliers.
  • Maintain strong communications with departments to ensure needs are being met in a timely manner.
  • Contribute actively to managing vendor selection, vendor performance, and continuous improvement of both the contractual relationship and departmental processes.
  • Coordinate with Accounts Payable to ensure invoices match approved rates, address discrepancies, and mediate disputes between A/P and vendors.
  • Liaise with Accounts Payable to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices as necessary for all business completed with suppliers.
  • Perform any other responsibilities related to the Buyer’s role as required or as assigned by the department head.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, commerce, or a diploma in business with an emphasis on supply chain management or a closely related field, or equivalent experience in technical environments.
  • ASCM’s Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation or actively working towards it is considered an asset.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience in a purchasing and/or supply chain capacity and managing tender processes.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar technical industry.
  • Experience negotiating supplier agreements and developing supplier relationships.
  • Experience with ERP systems and experience with IBM Maximo is considered an asset.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to personal transportation.


Required Skills

  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and excellent customer focus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Results-oriented, self-motivated individual with a strong sense of initiative who enjoys challenges.
  • Demonstrated mathematical skills with the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages, and averages.
  • Effective planning and scheduling skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Required to meet pre-employment testing requirements.

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