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March 19, 2024

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Igloo Building Supplies Group Ltd

Job Description

Igloo Building Supplies Group Ltd., (Long Sault, ON) is searching for a critical thinker who is oriented with strong analytical skills paired with accomplished communication written and verbal common ability. The purchaser’s duties will include conducting market research, building a network of reliable vendors and building partnerships with these vendors and negotiating the best contracts. You should have strong computer skills and be able to work in a fast-paced team environment.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Previous experience in large scale purchasing building materials or similar commodity.
  • Establish new vendor relationships.
  • Conducting research on potential products, vendors, to ensure quality price standards are met.
  • Meeting with vendors to negotiate the best contracts.
  • Liaising with Vendors, follow up on delivery, and communicate with our operations teams and ensure due dates are updated and goods are received on time.
  • Monitor inventory and write orders or transfers to refill stock.
  • Quote, order, and purchase building materials
  • Verifying, preparing, and forwarding P. O’s
  • Updating costs and deliverables
  • Authorizing payments and managing purchasing expenses with meticulous record-keeping
  • Confirm invoicing and approve for payment.
  • Applying further discounts and rebates to the P. O’s
  • Verify specifications and prices, obtain recommendations from suppliers, and suggest material alternatives.
  • Interact and provide support to our sales team.
  • Inspecting purchased products upon delivery and reporting any issues in a timely fashion
  • Updating product lines and improving price points.
  • Maintain and correct overages.
  • Inform and maintain proper systems for products to sales staff to improve knowledge and flow.
  • Review manufacturer’s quotes and take-offs
  • Creation of systems to price quickly, eliminating sending quotes out
  • Attending and contributing to meetings with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Attending events, trade shows to network with vendors and view new products.
  • Continuous improvement strategies.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School Diploma
  • A strong construction materials background that includes complete cycle purchasing experience (source, quote, consolidate, procures) is an asset.
  • Strong communication and people skills.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to work extra hours.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines.
  • The ability to read blueprints and specifications is an asset.
  • Practical experience with Microsoft 365
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Sound research and networking skills
  • Familiar will volume discounts/rebate programs and bulk purchasing
  • Enjoy working in a group setting and team environment.



Igloo Building Supplies Group Ltd. is a company that fosters personal and professional growth, teamwork, and inclusivity. Competitive renumeration for performance-based bonuses, benefits and a pension plan await the right candidate.

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