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Purchasing Agent

Job ID R24_00001540
Team Corporate
Posted Date Jul 09, 2024
Location Toronto, Ontario  
Eligible for Remote  
Contract Type  
Security Clearance  


Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your career and future. A Fortune 200 leader, we’re the driven professionals and technology experts companies turn to most to solve their IT challenges.

As a CDW Purchasing Agent, we’ll look to you to perform a variety of critical purchasing functions, such as negotiating prices and buying products that best support our growing business and bottom line. Our Purchasing Agent roles are key to moving our business forward and offer driven, talented individuals advanced opportunities to stand out and work in a supportive, high-energy and empowering environment. 

What you’ll do:

  • Provide product requirement guidance to our Sales teams 
  • Review, analyze, qualify or reject purchase orders for all product lines
  • Establish and maintain key vendor partner relationships
  • Work with partners and Sales teams to make necessary changes to purchase orders for all product lines and ensure fulfilment in a timely manner
  • Continually update the status of aging purchase orders and follow-up with partners for information on scheduled shipments
  • Negotiate pricing for CDW to achieve the best pricing discount to purchase parts and products from distributors and manufacturers to fill customer orders
  • Oversee and coordinate flow of information from our partners to CDW

What you need to succeed:

  • 1+ years of experience with AS400, Microsoft Word, Excel and email applications or equivalent
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of purchasing processes
  • Ability to communicate to effectively and in a constructive manner with customers, coworkers, management and executives
  • Demonstrated skill in prioritizing multiple responsibilities, tasks and projects simultaneously including ability to shift priorities
  • Ability to work rotating shifts


  • Bachelor’s degree or College diploma
  • 1+ years of Purchasing experience 
  • Experience in technical purchasing
  • IT knowledge

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations across the globe. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers. 
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

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