• Nisku, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Alta-Fab Structures Ltd. provides innovative, high-quality modular buildings, designed to meet the industrial space and remote housing needs for any industry. We manufacture and service single-unit structures for wellsites and multi-unit large camps and complexes.

Job Description

  • Consult with other departments in the organization to determine goods (for example, equipment, office supplies) and services requirements
  • Develop strategic purchasing programs that consolidate company spending for specific commodities
  • Purchase the right quality and quantity, at the right time and price, from the best possible source
  • Trace shipments, follow up undelivered goods, and resolve problems and disputes
  • Arrange the payment of duty and freight charges
  • Prepare and administer budgets and contracts
  • Supervise expediters who schedule shipments from suppliers and ensure deliveries are made on time and according to contracts
  • Develop negotiation strategies and lead teams in supplier negotiations for goods or services
  • Analyze commodity vendor data and forecast trends
  • Recommend and implement approved purchasing policies and procedures
  • Use the Internet and read promotional literature such as catalogues and trade journals
  • Network with people in other purchasing departments
  • Inspect samples submitted by suppliers
  • Attend trade shows, conventions and seminars
  • Negotiate with suppliers' representatives and end users
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A strong commitment to safety and a safety leader
  • Experienced with Material Resource Planning
  • Experienced working within an inventory control program
  • Must be able to work independently or in a group/team setting and adapt to a changing environment
  • Ability to remain organized and efficient in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to analyze purchasing options and make purchasing decisions involving large sums of money
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Position requires 2 years or more purchasing experience in a construction environment
  • Position requires knowledge of residential construction materials, fittings, fasteners and wood products
  • Should enjoy taking a methodical approach to compiling information, being responsible for projects and the work of others, and negotiating with people
  • Position requires strong English communication skills, including written, spoken and comprehension
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Additional Information

Year round full time employment. Must have vehicle to commute to Nisku.  Application process requires pre-employment drug, alcohol and physical testing.