Purchasing Associate

Req ID:  31375
Date:  Jul 13, 2024

Brampton, ON, CA, L6S 6B6

Brand:  Ontario Corporate

About Us:


Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In Canada, we are represented by 9 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 100+ locations with coverage in 8 provinces.


To explore and learn more about Sonepar opportunities, please visit www.career.sonepar.com


What’s In It For You?

  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.
  • A chance to get involved in the forever growing electrical industry.
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.
  • An opportunity for career development across many business departments within our organization.

Scope of Position:


Reporting to the Product Manager, this role will be responsible for the timely placement of orders and delivery of materials to meet customer order requirements and maintain stock inventory levels of lighting products.




  • Purchasing material for inventory and non-stock items for branches and customer orders.
  • Reviewing Purchase orders and faxing and/or EDI over to vendors
  • Monitoring to make sure fax and/or EDI's went through and confirm expected ship dates and updating system.
  • Resolving errors on purchase orders as required.
  • Investigating and determining what/how/ why material came in incorrectly or damaged (for non conformances).
  • Reviewing open Purchase Orders not printed.
  • Filing Purchase Orders.
  • Assisting with cycle counts.
  • Reviewing reports for stock outs and expediting open orders.
  • Monitoring price increases and communicating changes as necessary.
  • Assisting with stock rotations as needed.
  • Reviewing line points/ order points for inventory stock levels.




  • High School Diploma required.
  • Experience with Lighting products an asset.
  • Post secondary courses in Purchasing preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • 3 years experience in a similar role.



Benefits & Perks:


  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:
  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path.
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.


Salary Range: 51,000-54,800 base salary + additional annual bonus.


Please note that, whilst not expected, the company may pay at a rate outside of the range for this role where appropriate. Actual compensation commensurate with the candidate’s experience, education, internal parity, role complexity, role level, and other relevant factors. The advertised salary range relates to Ontario and is provided in accordance with the ON Pay Transparency Act. We recognize however that salaries are often driven by market forces in the local area where a candidate is based and accordingly the salary range may not apply outside of Ontario.

Social Media:


Website: www.soneparcanada.com

Twitter: @soneparcanada

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sonepar-canada/

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Sonepar places the planet and diversity and inclusion at the core of its vision driving our business ethos.



Today, Sonepar is the leading distributor of energy-efficient products, pioneering the energy transition and making sustainability a priority. At Sonepar, we firmly believe that every action is crucial in safeguarding the environment, driving our commitment to a more sustainable future. We have accelerated our own transition to efficient generation and use of electrical energy across our business and champion the innovation of sustainable solutions in the market. This commitment is tangible in our detailed Global CSR report, to learn more please visit






Sonepar has been recognized as a Diversity Leader by the Financial Times’ 2024 Diversity Leaders ranking and was awarded GEEIS Certification in 2022. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming submissions from all candidates. We believe in creating a work environment where everyone can feel safe, use their voice, and know that they belong. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a central focus of our global, strategic impact plan. We value diversity and inclusion in the workplace because it allows us to better meet the needs of the communities we serve. It helps us foster greater creativity, breadth of experience, and it’s essential to our success as an organization. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity, disability status, gender identity, veteran status or any other aspect which makes them unique are encouraged to apply. For more information about our Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit






Next Steps:


We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy a number of employee benefits by applying online. Sonepar is very thankful for your interest in joining the team, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.