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Date:  Jun 7, 2021

Coquitlam, BC, CA, V3K 6A8

Company:  Sonepar

With over 60 years of industry experience, Gescan has 26 branches located across Western Canada. Gescan is a proud member of the Sonepar Canada family, one of the largest B-to-B electrical distribution networks in the world. Sonepar Canada has over 1900 employees working out of 114 offices between the unique brands. At Gescan, we leverage our strong global resource base, our local expertise, and our family-oriented values to deliver the best service to our customers and suppliers.


Are you ready to start a challenging new career? Are you a team player, enthusiastic, and motivated to achieve great things? Start a career like no other at Gescan, one of the largest electrical distribution networks in the world. We are passionate about offering our employees challenges, responsibilities, coaching and learning opportunities to bring their careers to the next level.

Key Responsibilities:   

  • Purchasing material for inventory and non-stock items for all branches and customer orders at appropriate buy levels. Includes special buys.  
  • Reviewing reports on high ranking/high importance for stock outs & expediting.  
  • Manage inventory levels at all branch locations; maximize inventory turns, while maintaining stock levels required to service customer demand.  
  • Promo buys, maintaining adequate inventory and parameter updates to support monthly/seasonal promos.  
  • Reviewing line points /order points, EOQ for buy quantities, parameter maintenance.  
  • Issuing Purchase orders and email and/or EDI over to vendors, resolving errors and review vendor order confirmations.  
  • Investigating and determining what/how/ why material came in incorrectly or damaged (for non-conformances).  
  • Expediting all orders, resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries and other problems.
  • Entering updated vendor information and ship date into open PO's.  
  • Prioritizing and managing high volumes of emails.  
  • Discuss and resolve issues with AP and branch staff.  
  • Managing reports for expiring quotes, contacting vendors for renewals. Rationalizing how the quote should be used and updating the system.  
  • Supersedes, renames and database integrity.  
  • Monitor price increases, communicate changes to other departments including top up buys and justification of not founds.  
  • Processing and tracking and PPV's (purchase price variances).  
  • Communicating directly with vendors, multiple departments, and all levels of branch personnel.  
  • Prevent, reduce excess & obsolete inventory.  
  • Assisting with vendor stock rotations as assigned.  
  • Responsible for assisting with vacation coverage for other team members as well as email inbox.  
  • Other duties as required.   


  • High school diploma required.  
  • Supply Chain certification, APICS, Operations or other related an asset. 
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office required. 
  • 2-3 years recent, related experience. 
  • Distribution buying for multiple locations an asset.   


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

More information on Gescan:  

Website: www.Gescan.com  
Twitter: @gescanwest  
Facebook: Gescan Canada  
LinkedIn: Gescan  
YouTube: GescanTV