Job: Purchasing Agent – Construction Supply Industry – Brick and Stone

Merkley Supply is a leader in the masonry supply industry, dedicated to providing top-quality materials and services to projects of all sizes. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction and industry expertise, we are committed to delivering reliable and cost-effective solutions to our clients. As we continue to grow and expand our operations, we are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Purchasing Agent to join our dynamic team.

Job Description

As a Purchasing Agent, you will be responsible for ensuring the timely and efficient procurement of masonry supplies and materials required for our projects. You will collaborate closely with suppliers and internal teams to streamline the purchasing process and maintain optimal inventory levels. Your exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment will be crucial to your success in this role.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with sales and purchasing colleagues to determine material requirements
  • Maintain accurate records of purchase orders, delivery dates, and inventory levels
  • Coordinate with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery and resolve any issues that may arise
  • Continuously monitor supplier performance to identify cost-saving opportunities and improve overall procurement processes
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Stay up-to-date with industry regulations and compliance requirements related to purchasing and inventory management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Proven experience as a Purchasing Agent or in a similar procurement role within the construction supply industry
  • Knowledge of masonry materials and industry-specific purchasing practices an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficient in using purchasing software and other relevant tools
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and precision
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Familiarity with inventory management and supply chain principles

Compensation

  • Starting Salary $65k. (Additional renumeration to be based on experience.)
  • Health Benefits
  • Vacation
  • Pension

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and qualifications to reception@merkleysupply.com. Please include “Purchasing Agent Application” in the subject line. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Join our team at Merkley Supply and play a vital role in ensuring the smooth and efficient flow of masonry supplies to our clients’ projects. We offer a competitive salary package, benefits, and opportunities for professional growth within our thriving organization.

Note: Merkley Supply Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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