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Senior Buyer

Full-Time | Mississauga, Ontario | 1 Position(s) Available


Westpro Machinery Inc. is an innovative Canadian company with an experienced engineering team that designs and manufactures mineral processing equipment. We have a global presence and over 30 years of experience in the mining industry with worldwide manufacturing capabilities and equipment installations in over 20 countries.


Our Mississauga office is home to our sales, purchasing and process engineering teams. We offer a competitive salary with benefits and a professional and dynamic work environment. The office is conveniently located near public transit routes and major highways.


The Senior Buyer reports directly to the Procurement Manager and is responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Prepare accurate and detailed RFQ's that include key purchasing provisions and documentation.
  • Analyze bills of material and drawings to understand key requirements for purchase order preparation and submission.
  • Manage open orders to suppliers and service providers to ensure objectives related to schedule, price and quality are met.
  • Manage contractual documentation required for international procurement, transit insurance, packing/crating requirements and customs clearance.
  • Manage freight delivery/shipping requirements.
  • Manage and restock spare parts inventory data base and warehouse storage.
  • Must have a proficient understanding component functionality.
  • Experienced at negotiating with suppliers for best lead-time, minimized cost and quality assurance.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with existing domestic and global suppliers while sourcing new opportunities.
  • Travel to supplier and service facilities at both domestic and international locations.
  • Review and manage the supplier base to maximize procurement strategies.
  • Solve Make vs. Buy decisions when outsourcing manufacturing work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Certifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree an asset.
  • Mechanical Technologist Diploma, or equivalent technical experience as asset.
  • Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) designation as asset.

Experience and Skills:

  • 8-10 years in technical procurement.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including high level Excel and Word skills.
  • Excellent communication, time management and multitasking skills required.
  • Versatile, highly motivated, self-starter able to plan, organize and work as a leader.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates may apply directly by sending applications to Human Resources with the subject heading Senior Buyer .

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we are only able to contact those who have been shortlisted.

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