Date Posted: December 14, 2017
Job Location: Fort St James
Job Number: GWF-72454
Job Type: Full Time
Start: Immediately
Company: Conifex Timber Inc.
Website: www.conifex.com
Community: fortstjames.ca
Address: 300 Takla Road, PO Box 254, Fort St James, British Columbia, Canada V0J 1P0

Job Description

Consider The Lifestyle: Fort St James British Columbia offers a warm and welcoming Northern community with outstanding four season outdoor recreational activities, including fishing, hunting, ski hill, and beautiful Stuart Lake. A safe and secure family focused community, with excellent home affordability, modern schools, and health facilities on your doorstep.

Job Purpose: As an integral part of the Fort St. James Team, the Purchaser is responsible for customer billing, procurement, parts inventory management and analytical support to assist the General Manager and Maintenance Superintendent. In addition, the Purchaser assists the divisional accountant to achieve closing on month-end, quarter-end and year-end statements. Main focus areas for this position are: compiling and submitting monthly invoices to BC Hydro, managing purchase orders and receiving, assisting with warehouse management, and assisting with data collection and reporting for financial statement preparation.


• Ensure purchasing practices meet internal policy, regulatory and legal compliance

• Procurement of all goods and services necessary to operate and maintain the operations of the plant, including PO issuance through to receiving

• Assist with the stocking and management of storeroom inventory and critical spares

• Complete accruals as required for accounting period deadlines

• Variance analysis on weekly and monthly costs to support management decision making

• Assist planning annual maintenance outage, kitting parts, etc.

• Place purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of parts and components to meet production schedule

• Recommend improvements based on procurement activities such as adapting new methods, quantity discounts, standardization, value analysis and cooperative purchasing

• Work with vendor commodities information to ensure cost and quality, and advise economical substitutions

• Liaise between vendors, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers

• Expedite outstanding purchase orders to ensure delivery requirements are met


Minimum 5 years’ experience in a purchasing role in a production or maintenance environment

Background in procurement, warehouse management in power plant, pulp/paper or equivalent

  • Minimum experience: 5 to 10 years
  • Minimum educational level: Certificate/Diploma from a Technical School
  • Language: English