Job Summary

MRO is seeking a highly motivated intermediate-level Buyer to support our Sales and Purchasing team at our Calgary Head Office. As a Purchasing agent for the organization, the Buyer will research, evaluate, and buy products to meet our daily operational needs. The ideal candidate will be astute, analytical, and a skilled negotiator and dealmaker.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations
  • Collaborate with departments to clarify purchase requisitions, identify departmental needs, and refine specifications for future purchase orders
  • Follow proper channels to obtain purchase authorization according to company policy
  • Investigate and cultivate new sources for supplies and products
  • Research and prepare bid specifications
  • Issue bid requests to several potential vendors and suppliers
  • Secure product samples, photos, and descriptions for departments
  • Review quotes and secures the most competitive bids
  • Identify and select vendors and suppliers using criteria such as quantity and quality of commodities, price, and delivery date
  • Explain and clarify purchasing procedures to internal departments as well as vendors.
  • Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completion and place orders to procure requisitioned items or services
  • Determine the correct method to process purchase requisitions depending on total cost, timeliness, competitive bidding, and existing contracts
  • Solve problems with orders in an efficient and timely manner
  • Develop profitable purchasing strategies
  • Assess supplier profiles and analyze offers
  • Prepare and implement effective negotiation tactics
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery, and compliance to terms of contracts
  • Constantly review long lead time materials and place orders where needed
  • Work closely with our Incoming Inspectors to review supplies to ensure quality
  • Monitor stock levels
  • Monitor progress of delivery schedules
  • Inputting, updating, and maintaining information in our database
  • Min/Max Review
  • Continuously exploring and providing solutions to improve company spending and outsourcing

Qualification Requirements:

  • Solid understanding of supply chain and procurement procedures
  • Proficient in standard MS Office software, with advanced-level competency in Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and time management skills
  • Outstanding communication skills – written & verbal
  • A good understanding of sourcing methodologies
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and learn fast
  • A team player who possesses a can-do attitude

The successful candidate will also possess the following:

  • Post Secondary degree or diploma in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years working as a Buyer, preferably in manufacturing
  • Demonstrated experience purchasing components, request for a quote, sourcing, expediting orders
  • Demonstrated experience in supplier management – building relationships, conducting evaluations, monitoring nonconformances
  • Solid inventory Management experience – performing monthly analysis reports, cycle counts, review of stocking levels
  • Experience in electronics manufacturing will be considered a strong asset
  • Experience with purchasing  and sourcing electrical components will be considered a strong asset
  • Experience reading data sheets
  • Enthusiastic with reviewing procedures and finding opportunities for improvement to the processes.

Also, a plus if you have experience with: 

  • Offshore sourcing
  • Involvement in annual year-end inventory
  • Dealing with Certificate of Conformance; ROHS, REACH; Conflict Minerals


Full-time, Mon – Fri – 8:00 – 4:30pm

If you feel you are a great candidate for this role please submit a resume AND a cover letter highlighting how your skills and experience are a match. Email directly to:

We thank everyone for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.