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Purchasing Agent - Landscape & Snow

Date Posted: March 7, 2023

Location: Montreal

Job Type: Permanent, year-round position

Wages: $65,000 - $78,000

We are looking for a purchasing agent at Strathmore to provide support to operations by ensuring materials are ordered promptly, as per specifications and budgetary requirements. Liaise with external suppliers and develop effective working relations with all key stakeholders.


  • Place purchase orders for raw materials and miscellaneous supplies according to the production schedule as well as according to predetermined inventory levels, at the best price

  • Notify Account Management and Operations on overdue commodity issues

  • Work closely with the Operations team for non-conformities caused by non-compliant raw materials and also coordinate returns to suppliers

  • Evaluate suppliers based on established criteria, promised dates, and product quality, as well as compliance with environmental standards and Strathmore's corporate values 

  • Identify alternative raw materials in collaboration with the Account Management and Operations department

  • Promote a high inventory turnover rate

  • Participate in improvements to Strathmore's management software (Aspire) 

For a perfect match

  • 2 years experience in purchasing/procurement (mandatory)

  • DEC in GOP or other relevant fields

  • 2 to 5 years of experience in a similar position in the manufacturing, construction or similar field (landscaping experience an asset)

  • Bilingualism, spoken and written (French and English)

  • Good negotiation and persuasion skills

  • Good knowledge of economic news and market trends

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to establish strong partnerships with suppliers

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt and manage change

  • Knowledge of supply management and manufacturing, construction or similar (landscaping experience an asset)

  • Good knowledge of the Office Suite or Google (and advanced skills with Excel)

  • Knowledge of ERP systems


  • Dental Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Complementary Health Insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Scholarships

  • Vacation and Compensatory Leave

  • Flexible hours

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Group RRSP

  • Pension plan

  • On-site parking

About Strathmore

Strathmore is Canada's national commercial landscaping company. We work with large and small businesses, universities, industry, government, shopping malls and more.

Our staff is fantastic, and from all different backgrounds, abilities, ages, cultures, ethnicities, orientations, work styles, and points of view. We are also a female-friendly employer, with several all-women crews.  

Strathmore joined the fight against climate change on Earth Day 2011, when we adopted our first “Zero Emissions” policy. Since then, we’ve added many electric vehicles to our fleet, and use many battery-powered landscaping tools.

Are you ready to grow professionally with us? Apply Now!   

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