Purchaser - Hinton

Job description

Northern Metalic Sales is a Canadian Independent Wholesale Industrial Distributor based in Grande Prairie, AB with operations across Alberta & BC.

Northern Metalic Sales is part of a larger, diverse group of companies with interests in wholesale distribution, oilfield service & supply, lubricants distribution, land and real estate development, rail construction & transload, vehicles rentals & leasing, and finance.


We are currently seeking an individual to fill the position of Purchaser.

Specific Responsibilities include:

As a Purchaser, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes product requirements and place orders as needed to meet customer requirements considering inventory parameters, lead times, and vendor specifics. Expedites orders as necessary.
  • Work closely with suppliers and customer service team to build relationships and resolve issues.
  • Drive operational excellence and best practices.
  • Review open orders, back-order, and lost sales reports for timely adjustment of inventory.
  • Purchasing and sourcing of product to meet customer requirements in a timely and efficient manner
  • Assistance with marketing initiatives


  • Comfortable working with the public
  • Able to work well without direct supervision
  • Have excellent communication/negotiation skills
  • Fluent knowledge of Microsoft suite (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Previous Industry knowledge would be helpful
  • Team members are required to assist in all other areas of the branch. Cross training in these areas is expected
  • Purchasing experience: 2 years (preferred)

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Words and Outlook)
  • Sound knowledge of industrial products an asset
  • Organized, self-motivated team player, able to work under pressure


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Store discount
  • Vision care


  • Job Type: Full-time
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Hinton, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

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