Buyer II
at Westmoreland Coal Company

Date Posted: 8/1/2017

Job Description

Summary Description: 

Locates, evaluates and purchases parts, materials and services in accordance with company purchasing policies and procedures. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:             

  • Continually monitors the price, specifications, quality, transportation and delivery schedules for all purchases. 
  • Handles emergency orders as required.  Solicits vendor quotations for items to be purchased. 
  • Works with vendors to determine acceptable pricing and delivery of purchased parts and materials. 
  • Works with warehouse personnel on stocking and receiving problems.  (Works with customers on finding needed items and information to help them accomplish their duties, if applicable, based upon contract arrangement with the customer.).
  • Competitively bids and purchases parts, materials, services and equipment at the best value for the Company.
  • Continually seeks out new updated parts, materials and methods that may improve productivity and/or minimize costs and provides feedback to operations and maintenance personnel.
  • Establishes forward purchase agreements to establish best price and availabilities for parts and materials.
  • Reviews stock orders and direct orders for purchase and assigns items for purchase to other buyers.
  • Works with warehouse personnel to resolve shipping and receiving problems.
  • Works with accounts payable to resolve invoicing problems.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • 2 to 4 years warehousing or purchasing / contracts experience
  • MS Office, systems and computer knowledge
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Edson, Alberta
  • Job Type: Inventory
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 8/1/2017

About Us

Westmoreland Coal Company began mining in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1854 as a Pennsylvania corporation. In 1910, we incorporated in Delaware and continued our focus on underground coal operations in Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Basin. We moved our headquarters from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Colorado in 1995. Today, we are an energy company with 13 coal mines in the western U.S. and Canada, a stake in an activated carbon plant and char production facility and two coal-fired power generation units. Our headquarters are located in Englewood, Colorado and we have approximately 2,900 employees.

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