Job Title:

Purchasing Agent - Buyer


Igloo Building Supplies Group Ltd.


Long Sault , ON

We are the Northern Industry Leader, serving the Canadian Arctic market for over 60 years.

We provide turnkey supply-chain service for construction material as well as crating/packaging/marshalling and shipping via Sealift, Ground Transport & Air. We manage the logistics and provide excellent customer service support along the way, by planning and paying attention to every detail.


Job Description

Igloo Building Supplies Group Ltd., (Long Sault, ON) is searching for a critical thinker who is detailed oriented with strong analytical skills paired with accomplished communication written and verbal skills. The purchaser’s duties will include conducting market research, building a network of reliable vendors and building partnerships with these vendors and negotiating the best contracts. You should have strong computer skills and be able to work in a fast-paced team environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Previous experience in large scale purchasing building materials or similar commodity.
  • Establish new vendor relationships.
  • Conducting research on potential products, vendors, to ensure quality price standards are met.
  • Meeting with vendors to negotiate the best contracts.
  • Liaising with Vendors, follow up on delivery, and communicate with our operations teams and ensure due dates are updated and goods are received on time.
  • Monitor inventory and write orders or transfers to refill stock.
  • Quote, order, and purchase building materials.
  • Verifying, preparing, and forwarding P. O’s
  • Updating costs and deliverables
  • Authorizing payments and managing purchasing expenses with meticulous record-keeping
  • Confirm invoicing and approve for payment.
  • Applying further discounts and rebates to the P. O’s
  • Verify specifications and prices, obtain recommendations from suppliers, and suggest material alternatives.
  • Interact and provide support to our sales team.
  • Inspecting purchased products upon delivery and reporting any issues in a timely fashion
  • Updating product lines and improving price points.
  • Maintain and correct overages.
  • Inform and maintain proper systems for products to sales staff to improve knowledge and flow.
  • Review manufacturer’s quotes and take-offs.
  • Creation of systems to price quickly, eliminating sending quotes out
  • Attending and contributing to meetings with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Attending events, trade shows to network with vendors and view new products.
  • Continuous improvement strategies.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School Diploma
  • A strong construction materials background that includes complete cycle purchasing experience (source, quote, consolidate, procures) is an asset.
  • Strong communication and people skills.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to work extra hours.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines.
  • The ability to read blueprints and specifications is an asset.
  • Practical experience with Microsoft 365
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Sound research and networking skills.
  • Familiar with volume discounts/rebate programs and bulk purchasing
  • Enjoy working in a group setting and team environment.


We are a company that fosters personal and professional growth, teamwork, and inclusivity. Competitive renumeration for performance-based bonuses, benefits and a pension plan await the right candidate.


If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to:


Posted 2024-02-20

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