Date Posted: March 14, 2021

Job Location: Hinton

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 760 Switzer Drive, Hinton, Alberta, Canada T7V 1V7

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading forest products company in
North America.
Recognized for the eighth time as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we continue to grow.
Our goals are straightforward – excellence in people,
responsibility in communities, leadership, profitability,
challenge, and growth.

Our Hinton Pulp Division is seeking an
individual with strong leadership, organization and interpersonal
skills to fill the following position: 


The Buyer will negotiate and administer agreements for services
and materials, maintenance contracts, and projects; all whilst
following company policies and ensuring applicable legislation is
followed. The Buyer is also responsible for reviewing vendor and
contractor tenders, staying up to date on new products and
equipment, and making improvements in order to reduce spending.
This is a temporary position with the potential to become


  • Estimate cost saving benefits of sourcing opportunities and
    develop sourcing strategies
  • Lead collection and analysis of regional purchases, usage
    patterns, and key vendors
  • Gather internal customer requirements and ensure the needs of
    internal customers are met
  • Build and maintain relationships with external customers;
    facilitating meetings between the service providers and internal
  • Chemical management of the plant
  • Analyze financial performance of vendors
  • Set up new suppliers, initiate net terms and act as liaison
    between contractors and mill
  • Prepare, distribute, collect, and analyze Request for Proposal
    (RFP) Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Information
  • Review T’s and C’s for project personnel and daily executed
  • Initiate, prepare, and work on Non-Disclosure Agreements
    (NDA’s) between the mill and suppliers
  • Manage contract negotiations and capital expenditure
  • Oversee contractor pre-qualification process
  • Responsible for investment recovery processes including
    disposal of surplus
  • Analyzing and transferring requisitions into purchase orders
    and expediting dated purchase orders
  • Select vendors using supplier evaluation tools
  • Support teams in conducting negotiations with financial/bid
  • Work on continuous improvement/total cost of ownership projects
    both internal and external, together with operations, maintenance,
    engineering and suppliers


  • Must possess, or be enrolled in, an industry recognized
    purchasing designation, preferably SCMP
  • 5 years’ purchasing experience in an industrial or
    manufacturing environment
  • Thorough comprehension of contract negotiation and business
    management practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable interacting with
    employees at all levels of the organization
  • A self-motivated, with a strong sense of urgency and ability to
    meet deadlines
  • A strong commitment to customer service
  • Proficiency with MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, Maximo, and
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • A desire to progress, learn, grow, and succeed
  • Embody the West Fraser core values of safety, integrity,
    humility, teamwork, frugality, competitiveness, respect and

Our employees drive our success.  We believe in providing
opportunities for growth and advancement and are looking for
someone who wants to build their career in our company. In addition
to competitive wages and benefits, Hinton Pulp offers a stable,
rewarding career. Hinton Pulp also offers an attractive relocation

We are located in Hinton, Alberta, 20 minutes east of Jasper
National Park, and 2½ hours west of Edmonton.   Hinton,
set amidst the stunning scenery of the Alberta Rockies, is a modern
community of 10,000 offering terrific lifestyles for individuals
and families.

Our region is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with exciting
activities from skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fishing,
hunting, and ATV’s.  Hinton features a full-service acute care
hospital, major retail and restaurant chains, community parks and
pools, educational institutions for pre-school through
post-secondary.  To learn more, visit the Town of Hinton Web

Interested applicants should apply online by sending their
resume, cover letter, and transcripts/proof of qualifications in
confidence. To apply, click on our job ad at and then click “apply now” in green at the
top of the page.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone enquiries

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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