The Answer Company (TAC) is a growing customer-focused professional service company that has been helping organizations answer questions about investments in technology and information systems since 1995. As a Sage and Acumatica ERP partner, the entire team offers thought leadership and expertise on our portfolio of solutions.

Our goal is to make companies more successful at what they do and gain the confidence to make profitable moves in their respective industries. From our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto, our Sage and Acumatica ERP software, solutions and services support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking and merchant services. Our talented ERP consultants are dedicated to addressing the unique challenges our clients face in their day-to-day operations providing specialized business management solutions to industries such as manufacturing, construction, distribution, healthcare, professional services, non-profit, and real estate.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Purchaser in our New Westminster office. The Purchaser plays an integral part in the daily operations of The Answer Company and supports the Sales and Managed Services teams. The Purchaser is the main point of contact for vendors and internal sales staff for all software and hardware purchases. The Purchaser ensures the effective and accurate ordering of products for customers and internal stakeholders.

Check us out if you:
  • Want to join one of the best professional services firms in Vancouver;
  • Be part of a dynamic team of industry experts that are committed to serving our customers through collaboration and innovation;
  • Enjoy an awesome company culture with friendly co-workers who are focused on success for the entire team;
  • Are interested in working at an outstanding location that offers casual and comfortable conditions with the flexibility for working remotely;
  • Are looking for a competitive compensation structure that rewards top performers.

We have strategic relationships with the best industry manufacturers, vendors and distributors. We will provide you with the tools, training, and support required to do a high-quality job for our customers.

Key responsibilities:
  • Responsible for purchasing all software and hardware;
  • Review and process requisitions in a timely manner and in accordance with established procurement policies and procedures;
  • Place, confirm, and close purchase orders ensuring clear requirements documentation;
  • Match vendor invoices to purchase orders including verification of units and prices;
  • Ensure sales invoices are paid by the customer prior to ordering software;
  • Develop working relationships with all software and hardware vendors including Sage, Acumatica, 3rd party vendors, HP and Microsoft;
  • Assist Accounting with ensuring timely payment of vendor invoices;
  • Assist in negotiating and purchasing a range of items including electronic components, systems, hardware, metal, equipment, machinery and office supplies from vendors both domestic and international;
  • Provide documentation to accounting for invoicing purposes;
  • Establish standard operating procedures for purchasing; monitor the effectiveness of procedures; revise and improve purchasing processes;
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation of purchasing procedures;
  • Maintain CRM system with regards to what hardware and software a customer owns;
  • Serve as back-up for Customer Service Coordinator;
  • Additional duties as required.

We have strategic relationships with the best industry manufacturers, vendors and distributors. We will provide you with the tools, training, and support required to do a high-quality job for our customers.

Skills & qualifications:
  • Post-secondary education in Business with Accounting or Finance preferred;
  • 2 years of experience with purchasing required with purchasing in the software industry preferred;
  • Experience with accounting or ERP systems required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
  • Able to exercise discretion and judgment;
  • Analytical;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service;
  • Ability to effectively build and maintain relationships;
  • Capable of interfacing with high level management for both internal and external customers;
  • Aptitude for leveraging technology:
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, databases, and other software
  • Knowledge of procurement processes;

Join The Answer Company team today! We offer competitive salaries and benefits to bring in the best and brightest and provide on-going training to continue your development.

Our company culture is also dedicated to community service and we would be happy to help you support the causes you care about. The Answer Company celebrates our employees and creates a fun and engaging work environment with the opportunity for long term growth.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.