Purchasing Agent
Eastway Contracting Inc. - Pembroke, ON

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Job Description

Eastway Contracting is seeking a Purchasing Agent located in Pembroke, Ontario to support the Civil construction lines of business, internal and external customers and assist other divisions with emphasis on sourcing materials and pricing of materials and equipment for the purpose of estimating and procuring of day to day, project requirements. Reporting, expediting and monitoring progress, planning and scheduling on day-to-day and project orders.


  • Coordinate, participate and assist in procurement activities (purchase orders, expediting,

quotations, sourcing, etc.) in a timely manner

  • Create/Issue PO's based on Material Requisitions or Bills Of Material (BOM), Invoices…etc
  • Make adjustments to existing PO's as required by procurement staff, Project Management or

Accounts Payable

  • Review and correct problem Invoices received Accounts Payable in a timely manner
  • Data entry as required
  • Promptly and professionally respond to all internal and external customer requests
  • Issuance of ado reporting upon request from internal and external customers
  • File and maintain procurement records
  • Build and maintain spreadsheets / databases for tracking procurement activities as required
  • Obtain quotes and lead times for purchase requisitions and coordinate purchase orders


  • Purchase general and specialized equipment and materials
  • Provide and track purchase orders to designate sites for field-generated purchases
  • Reconcile differences between committed costs on a purchase order and invoice

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of one to three years procurement experience
  • Knowledge of Civil construction industry and construction specifications, methods and


  • Experience in the preparation of contractual aspects of tenders, administration,

cost analysis and reporting

  • Experience in contract and negotiation
  • Experience in contract claims evaluation/resolution
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong initiative and follow up skills