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Buyer, Purchasing - Casual


Trail, BC, CA

Closing Date: July 31, 2021


Reporting to the Acting Purchasing Manager, the Buyer (Casual) is accountable for the procurement of materials, equipment, supplies, services as assigned, and expediting orders placed.



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Process to completion all purchase orders for assigned commodities
  • Obtain and analyze competitive quotations and make recommendations
  • Analyze supplier proposals and cost drivers and challenge suppliers when inconsistencies exist.
  • Process and manage warehouse inventory contracts
  • Research and select vendors based upon value analysis; analyze vendor performance statistics and monitor market and economic trends
  • Administer procurement for the Contract Management group utilizing knowledge of the Contractor Management System, Contract Service Agreements, Builders Lien Provisions, agreed upon rates, and Teck Operations’ procedures and controls
  • Interview supplier representatives; resolve problems pertaining to existing purchase orders and overall supply performance; obtain information on new commodities
  • Supply updated purchasing information to the operating plants and warehouse; arrange expedited manufacturing and repair services when required
  • Identify and analyze opportunities to reduce Teck’s overall expenditures
  • Understand and apply tax regulations as they pertain to the purchase of goods and services
  • Understand transportation costs and shipment requirements to ensure goods arrive within the required time period and in the most cost-effective manner



  • Successful completion of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) introductory courses
  • Successful completion of a two-year Business Administration Diploma or BBA Degree (Accounting/Finance major is preferred)
  • Experience working with Purchasing/Warehousing modules of an ERP system
  • Mathematical, cost analysis and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Teck Metals Ltd. purchasing and warehouse procedures is preferred
  • Industrial buying and negotiation experience is an asset


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. 


Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets.


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. Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources.

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