Atlantica is seeking qualified candidates for a Buyer in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Buyer is a key member of our Procurement team, reporting directly to the Director of Project Services. In this role, you will support the purchasing needs of the business in a timely manner, following work methods and procedures as established.

About Us:

Based in Halifax since 1966, Atlantica, a member of the Cahill Group, is one of the largest mechanical and electrical contractors in the Maritimes. Equipped with leading-edge technologies, Atlantica’s highly skilled workforce executes a wide range of mechanical and electrical construction projects from design and fabrication to fire protection and maintenance services throughout a building’s life cycle to provide customized solutions to our clients.

Why should you join Atlantica?

At Atlantica, we value the contributions of our employees’ and offer unique programs to put our people first. By working with Atlantica, you’ll be eligible to receive the following:

  • Summer Hours: take advantage of a little extra sunshine during the summer months.
  • Competitive Compensation: we pay competitive salaries to ensure our employees are compensated fairly.
  • Health and Dental Benefits: we offer a comprehensive co-pay benefits plan to ensure you have the support you need.
  • Pension Plans: our employer-matched plan allows employees to secure their future.
  • Professional Development: we take pride in offering our employees training and development programs that spark their interest and can advance their careers.


Reporting to the Director of Project Services and working in an exciting and collaborative environment, you will:

  • Interface directly with Operational Team members, respond to procurement requests in a timely manner, obtain pricing from suppliers, complete and issue purchase orders to vendors
  • Manage open purchase orders and maintain purchase order integrity in line with ERP system
  • Build, maintain and manage relationships with key vendors
  • Coordinate drawings and documentation between vendor and Project Managers for equipment purchases
  • Generate, maintain, and publish monthly reports as required for commodity tracking, cost savings opportunities, material price volatility, supplier scorecards etc.
  • Support with review and negotiation of contract terms and conditions with vendors
  • Mitigate price increases and find alternate suppliers where necessary
  • Provide follow up on purchased items, investigating back orders and non-compliance issues

Who are we looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education in Business or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in purchasing or procurement is considered an asset
  • Experience working in commercial, institutional or industrial construction environment is considered an asset

About you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Self-motivated, able to work under pressure and adaptive to changing priorities
  • Analytical, team orientated, problem solver with high attention to detail
  • Ability to build and maintain good rapport with customers and suppliers

Job Details:

  • Permanent, full-time
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday

The Cahill Group embraces a culture of belonging in the workplace. We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture creates a work environment that is supportive, engaging, challenging, and innovative while enabling our employees to be collaborative, positive, and creative to reach our full potential. The Cahill Group is an equal opportunity organization and welcomes applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you require any accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

Atlantica is an equal-opportunity employer. If you feel as though you are the right fit for this position, please apply in confidence. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Location Dartmouth
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