Buyer - Heavy Industrial

City: Victoria
Last visit: 2014-10-18
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-18


Specializing in delivering tailored IT recruitment solutions to specific business areas, Randstad Technologies provides short-term contractors with specific skills or permanent staff to bring a refreshed focus to IT divisions. Our teams are experts in their local labor markets. They are skilled at marrying talent and business - matching talented IT professionals with the culture and business goals of Canada’s leading IT organizations.

Randstad Technologies covers virtually all IT roles, levels and platforms, including:

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Buyer - Heavy Industrial 274939)

We are seeking an experienced Buyer for a well established client of ours in the Heavy Industrial sector.

The Buyer is required to visit facilities of current and potential suppliers within their regions such as demolition contractors, scrap dealers, auto wreckers,and construction projects. Responsible for generating purchases of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The Buyer continually investigates new sources of scrap to develop relationships leading to procurement of all grades of metals.

The Buyer represents themselves as the point person for the organization and communicates with the General Manager and facility managers so that purchases are in line with production requirements and the overall buy plan for the region. The Buyer is required to focus on developing and building customer/supplier relationships and negotiating prices and contracts that build, grow, and retain the supplier base.

Commodity trading experience an asset. This position requires knowledge and understanding of costs associated with freight in; handling, processing of ferrous & nonferrous materials providing optimum pricing to the supplier while achieving desired margins. The incumbent inspects storage piles for material quality of delivered materials. Must be in constant contact with the Commercial Operational Manager and utilize the capabilities within the Commercial Support Group to assist with bid preparation and job costing. The Buyer is expected to spend sixty percent of the work week visiting new suppliers and maintaining existing relationships and the remaining forty percent in marketing and administrative duties as directed by the Commercial Manager. The Outside Buyer provides weekly action reporting.


-Bachelor"s degree in Marketing or Business is preferred

-5+ years prior industry sales experience and/or 5-10 years prior experience as a metal buyer in the scrap industry highly desired

-A valid driver's license

-Knowledge of testing and identifying metal alloys

-Superior customer service skills

-Windows XP, which includes Outlook

-Tact and ability to communicate with people at all levels, both orally and in writing

-Excellent mathematical and problem solving skills

-Strong negotiation skills

-Attention to detail and accuracy

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva.

Nick Paraskeva | Senior Recruitment Advisor |

Randstad Engineering

555 West 12th Avenue Suite 475 - West Tower, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3X7

T 604.915.9333 x120 | TF 877.915.9333


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About Randstad Canada

Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country, we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work.

As a key player in the recruitment and staffing market, Randstad Canada provides unrivalled expertise in matching Canada’s top talent with the most sought after Canadian employers. Through our network of over 85 branches across 7 provinces, we offer fully bilingual solutions and operational excellence by meeting the unique needs of our clients and candidates across the country. We have helped employers fill more than 40,000 positions in diverse industries.

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Randstad is the second largest HR services provider in the world, generating annual revenues of more than $27 billion. Randstad services more than 45 countries, with 28,000 corporate employees working from 4,300 branches, and employs over 450,000 people every day.

Industry: Recruitment and Staffing

Job Function: Project Management and Business Analysis