Purchasing Assistant
Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc.
New Westminster, BC, Canada
12d ago

Purchasing Assistant

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD) is Canada’s largest Marine & Infrastructure, Land Foundations and Dredging contractor.

The company is privately owned with operations mainly in Western Canada and projects reaching across the country.

FRPD is looking for a dynamic individual to fill the position of Purchasing Assistant. The ideal candidate will enjoy a sometimes fast-

paced, high-energy, challenging environment, working for an industry leader.

Key Responsibilities

  • Purchasing of goods and services in a timely fashion, communicate with internal customers and external suppliers, resolve issues, identify areas of concern and initiate appropriate action
  • Manage the purchase order process from approved requisition to P.O. received and support goods receipt
  • Work with vendors to obtain quotes and review information (source of supply, price, quality, availability, terms and conditions, etc.)
  • Manage inventory levels in yard warehouse based on min / max systems
  • Update orders and follow-up status with suppliers and carriers to ensure timely delivery
  • Provide functional back up to Buyer
  • Maintain Material Price List for Construction Division
  • Support Equipment & Yard team with implementing and maintaining company safety initiatives
  • Required Skills :

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong commitment to safety
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self starter but able to work well within a team environment
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately
  • Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a purchasing / logistics environment or inventory control
  • Experience within the manufacturing or construction industry is considered an asset. Experience in warehouse, order desk or parts departments would also be considered
  • Must have a valid BC drivers licence
  • Will be required to undergo a criminal background check
  • Hold a valid level 1 or 2 First Aid ticket (FRPD will provide training)
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