Senior Buyer


Job Requirements & Expectations:

Reporting to the Superintendent of Purchasing, the Senior Buyer will undertake capital projects and contract negotiations. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast paced environment and able to act proactively to initiate projects and improvement processes with this ability to bring to completion. A sense of urgency and ability to communicate effectively to all internal and external stakeholders is essential to be successful in this career opportunity.

  • Negotiating existing contracts and finding cost minimizing solutions.
  • Reevaluating cost benefits on existing contracts.
  • Purchasing good & services required by AltaSteel at the best value in the context of the total acquisition cost, according to assigned commodities.
  • Follow purchasing processes including; purchase orders, completing pricing/requests for quotations, supplier master file, key commodities, corrective actions, invoice discrepancies, custom documentation review, maintaining central registry for WCB/Insurance/Rate Schedules & Key Commodity Specs for assigned Suppliers.
  • Completing acknowledgements and late PO. Reports as necessary.
  • Provide support and frequent information to internal customers and stakeholders while maintaining tight timelines.
  • Able to manage multiple relationships at once to ensure a high level of customer service.
  • Back up support as well as on call as needed.
  • Other duties, as required.

Qualifications & Skills:
  • Minimum 5-7 years of buying experience.
  • Diploma or degree in related field.
  • Purchasing Training (CPP/SCMP Designation) or equivalent.
  • Good computer skills including a keyboarding ability of 60 to 65 wpm
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong attention to detail problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at once.
  • Must be service driven: providing clear, concise & prompt communication to internal & external customers.
  • Advanced in Word & Excel.


This is permanent full-time employment, with health benefits, pension plan, , and income sharing.


We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply please fill out the application form below, or submit a resume by mail, email or fax to:

Human Resources | AltaSteel Ltd.
9401-34 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R3


Fax: (780) 468-7337



Senior Buyer Application Form