Date Posted: May 12, 2021

Job Location: Ostrom

Job Number: REF208J

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately



Address: Ostrom, Ostrom, Ontario, Canada P0M 1W0

Job Description

We are looking for a Buyer for our sawmill in Gogama, Ontario.

Reporting to the Director, Purchasing & Stores, you will be responsible for planning and procurement to ensure inventory efficiency at our Gogama sawmill.

You will co-ordinate the flow of information between the unit and vendors so as to meet the mill’s product and/or service needs.


Develop and maintain robust relationships with vendors and contractors so as to better meet product/service needs.
Identify vendors of materials, equipment, services, and supplies, and determine product availability, prices, and terms of service and/or product.
Make purchases and co-ordinate procurement, in accordance with the contracts in force, per operational needs.
Generate and receive purchase orders, perform pickup and stocking, and perform cycle counts.
Manage procurement and inventory logistics in compliance with the scheduling principles and corporate guidelines.
Ensure the integrity of inventory data, including changing part numbers and updating vendor documentation in the system.
Maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure sound procurement management.
Handle special orders and co-ordinate customs processes along with shipping by air, sea or land, as needed.
Generate and submit various reports for weekly cost reviews.
Perform any other duty related to the position.


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Attentive to detail, analytical in nature and result oriented.
Ability to adapt and organize workflow in a very busy environment.
Self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.


Professional or college diploma in purchasing, logistics, or administration, or the equivalent.
3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a similar position.
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
Knowledge of SAP an asset.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 2 to 5 years
  • Minimum educational level: Certificate/Diploma from a College or CEGEP
  • Language: English

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