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Senior Buyer - Retail Or Wholesale Posted on Feb 27, 2018 by VALDANI INC

  • Location Edmonton, AB
  • Earnings $27.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 35 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1 Vacancy
  • Closing Date Mar 29, 2018
Job Requirements






Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Other Languages

Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan


5 years or more

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Internet
  • Database software
  • InDesign

Work Setting

Wholesale establishment/store

Specific Skills

  • Visit trade shows, showrooms, factories and product design events
  • Select and purchase merchandise for resale
  • Negotiate prices, discounts, credit terms and transportation arrangements with suppliers
  • Maintain adequate stock levels
  • Establish and maintain contact with suppliers
  • Review requirements of establishment and determine quantity and type of merchandise to purchase
  • Arrange product according to planogram
  • Study market reports, trade periodicals and sales promotion materials and visit trade shows, showrooms, factories and product design events

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Own transportation
  • Own vehicle
  • Willing to travel
  • Willing to travel regularly
  • Willing to travel cross-border
  • Willing to travel for extended periods
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Travel expenses paid by employer
  • Public transportation is not available

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Tight deadlines

Ability to Supervise

3-4 people

Specialization/Experience (Business sales and services)

  • Product development
  • Product selection
  • Pricing
  • Negotiation
  • Merchandise needs analysis
  • Merchandising or window
  • Market analysis
  • Buying

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Judgement
  • Organized

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

By e-mail:

In Person

3551-199 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6M2N5

Advertised Until

Mar 29, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Senior Buyer - Retail Or Wholesale is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Retail and Wholesale Buyers

Interest in co-ordinating information to study market reports, trade periodicals and sales promotion materials; and in visiting trade shows, showrooms, factories and product design events


Interest in negotiating prices, discounts, credit terms and transportation arrangements when interviewing suppliers


Interest in overseeing distribution of merchandise to outlets, in maintaining adequate levels of stock and in supervising the work of other retail buyers

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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