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Sparwood, BC, CA

Closing Date: December 14, 2018


Reporting to the Materials Supervisor, the Buyer is responsible for obtaining the best total value in the acquisition of materials and services to meet the ongoing needs of user departments while supporting all Materials Shared Services initiatives.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Ensure the timely and cost effective supply of materials and services
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions while maintaining vendor relationships
  • Develop and maintain progressive internal partnerships
  • Manage procurement processes from inception to conclusion
  • Research and provide information to department supervisors concerning new products and services
  • Contribute to the ongoing integrity of the Materials Shared Services department
  • Ensure all assigned duties and projects are completed in a timely manner
  • Contribute to the design, development, and training of Enterprise Resource Planning system enhancements
  • Become familiar with existing Teck Coal and departmental operating policies and procedures
  • Participate in any Training and Skills development program
  • Perform other responsibilities as required or as assigned


  • Post-secondary diploma/degree/certificate/designation such as: SCMA or similar Supply Management program would be preferable, while Accounting or Business related designations may be considered beneficial; and/or
  • Minimum five years of experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, proven interpersonal skills, and follow-up skills
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite®
  • Self-motivated, capable of working under minimal supervision, and function best in a high performance work environment
  • Excellent negotiating, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Experience in the Supply Management field with a good understanding of contract structures, terms, and conditions2018

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

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