Mine Buyer

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Princeton, BC, CA

Company: Hudbay Minerals


                         Mine Buyer


Exciting job opportunities. Bold lifestyle adventures. A culture of collaboration. Interested? Let’s talk.


Who we are:

Hudbay Minerals Inc. is a vertically integrated mining company that operates mines, concentrators, and metal production facilities. Our vision is of a growing, well-managed, and consistently profitable company that provides value to our shareholders. Exploration success and continuous improvement in safety, health, environment, and operating performance drive the company’s value. Our employees at every level of the company demonstrate ethics and integrity, take on accountability, and achieve success. Strategic planning is a core strength with plan execution enhanced by high levels of understanding and collaboration. Our company strives to build mutual trust and respect with all our stakeholder groups.

The Copper Mountain mine currently produces approximately 100 million pounds of copper equivalent per year. With a future mill expansion and the integration of New Ingerbelle, the Copper Mountain Mine is expected to produce approximately 140 million pounds of copper equivalent per year over the first 20 years of its 32-year mine life based on reserves. Copper Mountain is committed to the safe, responsible mining of copper, which is vital to powering a clean-energy future.


The Opportunity

Hudbay Minerals Inc. is seeking a Mine Buyer at our Copper Mountain Mine in Princeton, BC. This position is a 5x2, Monday to Friday Schedule.


Become a Part of Our Team

As we continue to grow Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, many career development opportunities are available for motivated and goal-oriented individuals.

Work with us and you will benefit from the mentorship and guidance of experienced team members because we understand that to accomplish our goals, we must work as a team and rely on the effort of every team member.



Mine Buyer



Copper Mountain Mine is located near the town of Princeton, British Columbia at the center of the scenic Similkameen Valley. Princeton is a community-oriented town with a diverse offering of activities, especially for those who love the outdoors.  Princeton is also in close proximity to both the city of Vancouver and the Okanagan.



Reporting to the Materials Management Superintendent, the Mine Buyer is responsible for Mine-related purchasing activities.


Key Responsibilities

  • Practices safe work behaviours and supports the Copper Mountain Mine safety culture through participation in daily and monthly safety meetings and initiatives,
  • Provides reports and attends meetings to update on current activities,
  • Coordinates procurement requirements with departments and obtains competitive pricing information from vendors and suppliers,
  • Prepares and manages purchase orders, blanket purchase orders and contracts in accordance with            Company policies and procedures accurately and in a timely manner,
  • Works with suppliers to reduce costs by identifying opportunities and process improvements,
  • Assists in resolving lost, damaged, or miss-shipped materials with suppliers,
  • Maintains strong communications with departments to ensure needs are being met in a timely manner,
  • Contributes actively to managing vendor selection, vendor performance and continuous improvement of both the contractual relationship and departmental processes,
  • Coordinates with Accounts Payable to ensure invoices match approved rates, addresses discrepancies, and mediates disputes between A/P and vendors,
  • Liaises with Accounts Payable to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for all business completed with suppliers,
  • Performs any other responsibilities related to the Mine Buyer’s role as required or as assigned by the department head.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, commerce, or diploma in business with emphasis on supply chain management or closely related field or equivalent experience in technical environments,
  • ASCM’s Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation or actively working towards it is considered an asset,
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of relevant work experience in a purchasing and/or supply chain capacity and managing the tender processes,
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in a similar technical industry (knowledge of mobile mining equipment, including Komatsu loading and hauling equipment, dozers, graders, hydraulic shovels, and other related machinery),
  • Experience negotiating supplier agreements and developing supplier relationships,
  • Experience with ERP systems and experience with IBM Maximo is considered an asset,
  • Proficient user of Google Workspace,
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to personal transportation.


Required Skills

  • Ideal candidate will possess exceptional communication and negotiation skills,
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and excellent customer focus,
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail,
  • Results-oriented, self-motivated individual with a strong sense of initiative and who enjoys challenges,
  • Demonstrated mathematical skills with the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages, and averages required,
  • Exhibited effective planning and scheduling skills,
  • Ability to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently,
  • Required to meet pre-employment testing requirements.


Working Conditions

  • Frequent exposure to a team environment with regularly scheduled and ad-hoc meetings,
  • Frequent exposure to sitting at a computer doing work online,
  • Rare exposure to working in adverse temperature conditions, both hot and cold,
  • Rare exposure to uncomfortable conditions associated with the work environment such as working in noisy, dusty, and wet environments,
  • Rare exposure to lifting and moving items and equipment up to 50 pounds,
  • Work requires an obligation to take charge of crisis that require quick reaction to maintain operating efficiency or people’s safety,
  • Routine exposure to periods of high intensity requiring a temporary work overload on several days or weeks about forecasting, budgeting, etc.,
  • Regular exposure to multiple priorities requiring scheduling changes and uncertainty in the work organization,
  • Regular exposure to high stress caused by constant requests from several people causing uncertainty and ambiguity.


Salary Range

$90,000.00 - $99,725.00 / annum.


Copper Mountain Mine is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. While we consider all qualified applicants for employment and thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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