Junior Purchaser

Hey! Does this sound like you?

We’re looking for a junior level purchaser with purchasing and inventory control experience in a manufacturing environment, someone who is passionate, and has a solutions driven and report oriented style of work. If you have at least 2 years of experience in a manufacturing or building materials environment, we want to talk to you!

The Position:

The responsibilities of the Junior Purchaser position include issuing purchase orders, expediting materials, and assisting with inventory counts. The successful candidate will be looking for growth opportunities within the procurement operation, and be willing to take on new challenges in support of the team. 

Core Accountabilities:

  • Contacting vendors to verify price and delivery.
  • Creating purchase orders for assigned material groups and expediting purchase orders to maintain on-time delivery based on contracted rates.
  • Prepares purchasing reports on purchases, monitoring turnaround times, and tracking on-time deliveries.
  • Responds to, resolves or escalates purchasing issues to managers.
  • Verifying vendor invoices.
  • Participate in inventory cycle counts and annual counts.
  • Communicate about current stock shortages and variances.
  • Coordinating resolution of material returns.

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential. Experience working with ERP’s is desired.
  • Solid organization and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Strong attention to detail and basic mathematical aptitude.
  • 1–2 years of experience in procurement and materials coordination roles, preferably in a manufacturing environment, is highly desirable.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and quick learner.
  • Must have valid Driver’s license
  • Post-secondary Degree (preferred)

Who are we?

OWN IT! It’s on the back of all of our shirts. This is because Centra is 100% employee owned. We believe in owning our actions and promises. We manufacture our own windows (hello, Canadian made!), we install our own products (no third parties here!), and we are experts in building envelope restorations. We’ve been in business for 38 years so we have had a lot of practice at getting it right – and now we have brought that expertise to the Alberta market. In spring of 2022 Centra acquired Supreme Windows based in Calgary. Supreme Windows has over 50 years of experience with manufacturing and installation. Their expertise, along with their values and culture, made this the perfect pairing.

Grow your career with us, an Award Winning Company!

We won the National Award for “Best Managed Companies” in 2022! This award is Canada’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Only the best are awarded with this prestigious designation.

We also won the National WaterStone Award for “Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture”. This award recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for fostering higher performance corporate cultures that help sustain a competitive advantage. We won because of our dedication, work ethic, and commitment to our culture.

Check us out:

Don’t forget to visit us on our website at centra.ca, Facebook under Centra Windows, and Instagram @Centrawindows to find out about more about who we are. We want to know what you think and if we’re the right fit for you.


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