Temporary Buyer

Hemlo, Ontario, Canada
Jan 14, 2022
Feb 13, 2022
Full Time
Williams Operating Corporation - Barrick Gold located near Marathon in Northwestern Ontario presently requires a:

Temp Buyer

The successful candidate will participate in the procurement of materials and services in accordance with customer and operational requirements. Ensure consistency and compliance with the terms and conditions, guidelines, procedures and signing authorities of the Corporation. 


  • Administer, coordinate and process purchase requisitions (i.e. contracts, purchase orders, etc.) for goods and services. Ensure consistency and compliance with terms and conditions, guidelines, procedures and signing authorities of Williams Operating Corporation. 
  • Implement and maintain Fixed Purchase Agreements (FPA's) support and comply with Williams Operating Corporation policies and procedures and commercial conditions
  • Proactively resolve complex issues and demonstrate innovative thinking by regularly making recommendations for new approaches to the purchasing of goods and adjudication of services.
  • Effectively plan, execute and deliver recommendations and prepare proposals. 
  • Support the continuous improvement and execution of Williams Operating Corporation's purchasing strategy, policies and guidelines in regard to materials categories and contracts, cost savings and other performance metrics
  • Support the material contracting needs with the user areas as well as identify and develop suppliers in the market to support commercial and operation needs
  • Acquire materials according to the operations requirements, obtaining the best total cost of ownership, term of execution and quality conditions, sourcing using Ariba
  • Provide suggestions to improve transactional practices for activities related to the materials purchasing process
  • Ensure timely and professional service to user departments in the execution of purchase orders
  • Prepare reports for the Supply Chain department
  • Develop and foster successful, long-term relationships with key suppliers.
  • Know and comply with the current Mining Safety and Health regulations and Loss Prevention procedures of Barrick
  • Demonstrate social awareness, commitment and compliance with Barrick's Social Responsibility Policy.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all Corporation information.
  • Maintain safe working conditions and adheres to all Corporation policies, procedures and guidelines. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


  • Certificate in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Industrial Engineering or related field
  • Related procurement experience in the mining sector preferred
  • Strong computer skills using office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Oracle ERP
  • Ability to be an integral team member in a growing, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills & the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of end-to-end supply management processes including competitive bidding, contract management and supplier performance management.
  • Highly driven and self-motivated, strong negotiation skills, conflict resolution, able to manage a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Enrollment in the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) an asset.

What we can Offer You

  • Ability to make lasting positive impact on the Operation
  • Experience working on a World Class, geologically complex Archean Greenstone gold deposit
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About Barrick

Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner. Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.

About Hemlo

Situated near the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in north western Ontario, 350 km east of Thunder Bay, we have an underground/open pit: residential mine site. This rugged and beautiful area is an outdoor paradise - home to dozens of species of birds and animals as well as moose, black bear and deer. If you enjoy outdoor activities including enjoying lake country/cottages, camping, boating, beaches, hiking, hunting and fishing, as well as sledding, snowshoeing, x-country skiing in the winter; you'll want to explore opportunities at Barrick-Hemlo. With two communities in proximity, both Marathon and Manitouwadge have all the amenities you'll require and is regarded as a wonderful place to raise a family, with affordable costs of living and a terrific quality of life.

Barrick is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.