Location: Delta, BC

In this dynamic, fast paced environment, the Buyer is responsible for providing an uninterrupted flow of materials required by the Production, Maintenance and Research & Development departments. This position acts as a liaison between vendors and FPI personnel, while managing vendor performance and inventory.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the cost-effective purchasing of materials, supplies and services for various internal departments (ie. Production/Maintenance/R&D) as required by requisition and MRP
  • Manage assigned vendor inventories by considering potential supply shortages and order lead times, ensuring on time delivery, analyzing purchase price variance, and processing defective/rejected parts
  • Manage assigned vendor performance including freight costs, terms and standard costs
  • Continually source and develop competent vendors
  • Negotiate favourable terms for vendor pricing
  • Create and maintain productive relationships with internal departments
  • Maintain information of all purchased parts in ERP system (Epicor)
  • Monitor the integrity of the Epicor Manufacturing system
  • Act as liaison between vendors and FPI personnel
  • Maintain professionalism and act in a manner consistent with FPI mission and guiding principles
  • Follow all Health & Safety programs; actively participate in Health & Safety training with the purpose of gaining knowledge and understanding
  • Contribute to a positive work environment focusing on Lean and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Other related duties as required


  • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal) in English
  • Strong organizational skills; able to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Strong working knowledge of a variety of programs and comfortable with technology, including MS Office Suite and web-based applications
  • Knowledge of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) processes/concepts
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Working knowledge of ERP software is an asset
  • Familiarity with Engineering/Technical drawings is an asset 


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Certificate in Purchasing, Logistics or Supply Chain; or equivalent


  • 3-5 years of buying experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience with off-shore sourcing, transportation and customs is an asset

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Extended health & dental benefits
  • RRSP matching program
  • Profit-sharing
  • Compressed work schedules (with short Fridays)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Employee events (Monthly Mingles, Summer BBQ, Holiday celebrations)
  • Team Building / Health & Wellness activities
  • Employee Purchase Program
  • Friendly environment with Peer Recognition program
  • Smart Casual dress attire
  • Free coffee and parking

How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with cover letter to the Human Resources Department by Applying Online or by email at

Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in this position.