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Purchasing Specialist

Ron's Equipment & Industrial Supplies
July 4, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
  • $22.00 - $28.00


Reporting primarily to the Supervisor, Sales (SS), the Purchasing Specialist (PS) provides support with purchasing and product return as well as researching potential suppliers and freight.  As an integral member of the team this position provides a link between outside suppliers and internal and external customers.




  • create purchase orders from requisitions
  • transmit purchase orders to suppliers
  • obtain pricing from suppliers directly or via catalogue
  • prepare purchase orders to meet minimum order points
  • ensure most appropriate and best freight rate
  • ensure purchase orders received by vendors
  • follow up on outstanding purchase orders
  • monitor and follow up on customer orders
  • process purchase returns
  • create and maintain purchase schedule for routine suppliers

Inventory Management:

  • monitor inventory levels
  • monitor and follow up on back orders from suppliers
  • research part numbers, supply chain and costing
  • provide information to Inventory Control Specialist for the creation of part numbers
  • create and maintain schedule for timely completion of annual part returns
  • assist with organization and completion of manual inventory checks

Maintenance / Housekeeping

  • update and complete purchasing procedures
  • maintain vendor information and advise Accounts Payable of any changes/updates
  • prepare and monitor warranty returns
  • maintain and update catalogue binders

Other Duties

  • provide backup coverage for counter sales and inside sales
  • provide backup coverage for parts counter
  • provide support and advise to sales personnel



  • Grade 11 and two years of related experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong telephone and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Must be proficient with common computer applications
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Company Info

Ron’s Equipment and Industrial Supplies is a fast growing company that provides industrial supply, sales, service, and rental of large and small equipment across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut with annual sales of $10M. The business carries in excess of 200 product lines and several equipment dealerships.

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