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Junior Buyer

The Valens Company, 230 Carion Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Req #35
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Reporting to Senior Buyer, the Junior Buyer is responsible for managing the supply of goods and services to the company in a timely manner with a precise attention to detail regarding cost and quality. They will be well versed in creating effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and possess excellent communication and analytical skills.


  • Maintain vendor base which provide optimal total value in service, quality and price for goods and services while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct
  • Source new vendors for new materials, equipment, capital assets and services
  • Lead the validation and compliance process; ensure company purchasing policies and procedures are followed during supplier negotiations and contracts award process
  • Negotiate pricing, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Timely ordering of products and components in support of company forecasts
  • Promptly handle requisitions to ensure stable supply and timely availability of materials and services
  • Ensure that all purchased materials and services meet established quality levels and pre-determined specifications and requirements
  • Work extensively in ERP - managing purchase orders, inventory levels and arrival of goods
  • Monitor supplier performance and establish improvement plans as required
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with internal departments
  • Coordinate and issue return, repair, warranty issues, revisions, and cancellation purchase orders
  • Replenish stock on consumables and critical items
  • Support achievement of annual cost savings targets
  • Coordinate deposits and payments with finance department in compliance with internal controls


  • 3+ years' experience in a purchasing supply chain role required, preferably in a fast-moving consumer goods or manufacturing type environment
  • Degree or Diploma in Business or Supply Chain Management, or related discipline required
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) certification through the Supply Chain Management Association is highly desirable
  • Experience with ERP systems required (Microsoft Dynamics an asset)
  • Knowledge and experience with production, purchasing, planning, inventory control and scheduling
  • Able to collaborate effectively with internal and external vendors and stakeholders
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated team player with high level of integrity
  • Ability to prioritize a busy and demanding workload
  • Follows best practices and maintains accurate documentation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to successfully complete a satisfactory criminal record check 
We offer a welcoming and friendly space for BIPOC & LGBTQ+ applicants.

The Valens Company is a global leader in the end-to-end development and manufacturing of innovative, cannabinoid-based products. The Company is focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation and white-label product development and manufacturing. Valens is the largest third-party extraction Company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in Kelowna, British Columbia which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. The Valens Company currently offers a wide range of product formats, including tinctures, two-piece caps, soft gels, oral sprays and vape pens as well as beverages, concentrates, topicals, edibles, injectables, natural health products and has a strong pipeline of next-generation products in development for future release. Finally, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science. For more information, please visit The Company’s investor deck can be found specifically at

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  • The Valens Company, 230 Carion Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada