Western Canadian Lumber Buyer | Taiga Building Products

Western Canadian Lumber Buyer

Taiga Building Products — Burnaby, BC Head Office is looking for an experienced Lumber Buyer. This permanent, full time position will start immediately. As a key member of the buying team, the Lumber Buyer will report to the Vice President, Commodities. We are looking for a competitive, entrepreneurial, aggressive and professional team player to join our team.


  • Being extremely competitive, a visionary in their select market and area of expertise
  • Ability to view high level market trends and take effective market positions to drive profits
  • Establish, grow and maintain close and effective relationships with key suppliers.
  • Market penetration through existing contacts and aggressively and quickly develop new contacts
  • Inform company operations of prevailing market conditions and competitive activity in various regions.
  • Create alignment throughout Taiga, make effective market calls and manage inventory positioning
  • Drive Lumber performance throughout Taiga operations
  • Customer service with product information and after-sales service (shipping information/tally revisions/claim processing)
  • Prepare various internal paperwork and reports
  • Attend periodic meetings and trade shows as required


  • Preferred – Minimum 2 years Lumber trading and/or buying experience
  • Proven record delivering superior customer service
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Able to meet and exceed performance targets
  • Inventory – Ability to manage inventory turnover and aged inventory.
  • Full Cycle Accountability – Responsible for the whole cycle of sales including claims and inventory management.
  • Considerable experience making profit-based decisions based on the weight of all factors.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional and polished in appearance

Please include a cover letter with salary expectation and resume. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Posting date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
British Columbia
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Taiga application: Western Canadian Lumber Buyer

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