Ply Gem Building Products
Calgary, AB


Reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor, the Buyer position is responsible for the procurement of sealed units to ensure flow meets production requirements. Additional duties include best practice & communication methods for re-orders, quality rejects & glass arrival times which are most cost favorable for the company, while simultaneously building and maintaining relationships with internal customers. This dynamic position will coordinate his/her efforts with Operations – from Receiving to Shipping to ensure seamless execution and customer focus.


  • Two years of post-secondary education
  • Formal operations and purchasing training or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an operations or purchasing role
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Working knowledge of Baan considered an asset
  • Window and Door experience considered an asset
  • Ability to promote communication and positive working relationships.


  • Use the Vision, Mission & Values as the guiding principles, incorporating them into daily operations.
  • Achieve departmental and divisional objectives; to support company goals.
  • Procure all components for the assigned commodity
  • Anticipate internal and external customer requirements, making recommendations and implementing improvements.
  • Work closely with Glass Receiving pertaining to glass delivery /back order report and develop best communication practices
  • Work closely with Cardinal’s shipping team for timely delivery of board and re-order glass
  • Sealed unit re-orders
  • Liaise with key departments pertaining to Expedite requests
  • Review common trends with Quality defects and propose improvement solutions
  • Manage vendors for performance and quality through Supplier Score Card
  • Work closely with Quality on SCAR communication and NCF collection
  • Coordinate meetings with vendor for scorecard review and action register follow up
  • Update production report, i.e. past due MPC
  • Document and update description of procedures, and standard work as required.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Represent Purchasing with Service initiatives pertaining to sealed units
  • Ensure all purchase orders/EDI files are delivered as per the board schedules.
  • Liaise with Accounting on resolve of invoicing issues.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be amended to support efficient company operations
  • Other activities and functions as assigned by the Purchasing Supervisor and Manager


  • Negotiate pricing and terms with certain suppliers
  • Accept or reject material based on quality
  • Refuse unsafe work.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Purchasing: 2 years (Required)