Posted 2 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

Our company:

As an independent, family owned and operated company, Kalesnikoff thinks in terms of generations, not quarters. We recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow our fully-integrated mass timber and sawmill company, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

Purchaser role and objective:

Kalesnikoff has an opportunity for a focused and detail-oriented Purchaser with strong interpersonal skills to join our Maintenance Team at our sawmill facility between Nelson and Castlegar, BC. The Purchaser will be responsible for all of the procurement tasks mill wide as well as researching vendors, products and pricing to ensure we are getting the correct materials in a reasonable amount of time at a cost-effective price point.


Perform all day-to-day purchasing duties for all aspects of the sawmill (storerooms, packaging and consumables) Work with vendors to negotiate the best contracts, manage quotes, and compare product pricing Forecast typical usage of parts, packaging, and consumables Work closely with Maintenance Team to ensure parts needed are on site in a timely manner Manage inventory and ensure inventory control measures are effective and being followed Work closely with Maintenance Planner and Maintenance Team Leader to forecast maintenance and project needs Create and manage purchase requisitions, clarifying unclear items and recommending alternatives Prepare purchase orders by verifying specifications and price, obtain recommendations from suppliers for substitute items, and obtain approval from requisitioning department Obtain purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers, monitoring and expediting orders Verify receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered and resolve shipments in error with suppliers Authorize payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation Provide purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends Maintain good documentation (Purchase Orders, Receiving and Payment of Invoices) Work closely with and oversee the receiving department Maintain the highest standards with respect to safety at all times, leading by example and ensuring employees follow all policies, procedures, practices and regulations


Post-secondary education is preferred (minimum high school diploma) Trade qualification or purchasing/parts schooling is an asset 3-5 years of purchasing or inventory experience Experience in the lumber industry would be an asset Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) Strong interpersonal and customer service skills Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and inventory control software Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, continually changing environment Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities while maintaining objectives Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment Strong organizational and leadership skills

Contact information/ how to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@kalesnikoff.com. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Yesterday and today:

For over 80 years and four generations, our team has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become North America’s most-advanced, vertically-integrated, multi-species mass timber facility and one of the best-managed, high-technology mills in the province. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process – from forest management, log optimization, specialty drying and finishing, custom designing and mass timber manufacturing to customer delivery.

About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?

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