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Teck Resources
Closing Date: 
April 19, 2018
Sparwood Shared Services

Reporting to the Materials Superintendent, the Buyer is responsible for obtaining the best total value in the acquisition and disposal of materials, to meet the ongoing needs of user departments while supporting all Materials Shared Services initiatives.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Ensure the timely and cost effective supply of materials and services
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions while maintaining vendor relationships
  • Solicit bids to procure a variety of required goods and services and negotiate and administer contracts
  • Assist with contract termination procedures
  • Perform commonly used contracting methods and contract types related to pre-award, post-award and/or price/cost analysis functions to perform well-defined and precedent contract actions
  • Administer disposal of assets (identification, tendering, sales contract, decommissioning and logistics to conclusion)
  • Contribute to the ongoing integrity of the Materials Shared Services department 
  • Ensure all assigned duties and projects are completed in a timely manner
  • Contribute to the design, development and training of ERP system enhancements
  • Perform basic analysis for firm fixed-price or similar contracts
  • Participate as a team member on an acquisition management review team or on an equivalent assignment
  • Analyze business practices and market conditions to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance
  • Present factual information; compose memoranda, minutes and reports; and draft contract provisions and supporting documents


  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in a related field such as: Office Administration, Accounting, Business, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management
  • Completion or enrolment in a SCMP designation
  • Experience in the materials management field and have a good understanding of contract structures, terms and conditions
  • Experience in asset recovery (inventory and equipment)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, proven interpersonal skills and follow-up skills are required
  • Self-motivated and capable of working under minimal supervision and function best in high performance work environments
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite®, especially Outlook, Word and Excel

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources