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Position Title:              PURCHASING ASSISTANT

Requisition No:  18-12

Job Type:                     FULL-TIME PERMANENT

Location:                     BURNABY

Compensation:            STARTING AT $18/HR


We are a family-owned business and have been in operation since 1993. We are well established in the hardware and power tools industry as a leader. Positioned for growth, we now have a total of 4 stores. In addition to our flagship store in Burnaby, you will see Summit Tools in Port Coquitlam, Kelowna and St. Jerome, Quebec. All our stores have a wide selection of brands with the latest products in the market including a large selection of power tools, accessories and hardware at competitive prices. We proudly serve a broad spectrum of clients from the homeowner or contractor to the industrial user, and we take pride in serving their needs.


We treat all our employees with dignity, respect, and kindness. We operate on results driven principles of teamwork, listening, caring and fairness. We pursue a high level of excellence and you can expect to be treated fairly and respectfully.

We are a close-knit group, all motivated to work diligently to meet the high expectations of our customers. We strive to make the company a rewarding place to work, where employees feel that they are doing meaningful work and their contributions make a difference.


  • Effectively communicating with: Store Operations, Warehouse, Vendors, and Logistical Companies
  • Accurate data entry and verification of orders
  • Follow-ups, corrections and adjustments of orders
  • Provide general assistance during promotional events (flyers, price changes etc.)
  • Filing, sorting and organization of administrative tasks
  • Other projects and assignments as assigned by management


  • Must have at least 1 year of experience in an administrative role
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • Previous work history in a retail environment is an asset
  • Knowledge of the tool and power tool industry is an asset
  • Must have highly proficient written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be self-directed, task and goal oriented
  • Must have a high degree of attention to detail
  • Must be able to take initiative, problem solve, use creativity and personal judgment
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to adapt in a constantly changing environment
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Typing speed of 50 wpm


  • If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, submit your resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it quoting the following subject line: PURAST REQ: 18-12

We thank all that apply, however only successful candidates will be contacted.