Building Supplies Administrator

Aug 22, 2023

Building Supplies Administrator

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

Who You Are

As the Building Supplies Coordinator, you possess a keen eye for organization and attention to detail. Your responsibilities will include collaborating with project managers, negotiating with suppliers, maintaining accurate records, and ensuring timely deliveries to project sites. If you have retail experience, preferably in the building materials or construction field, coupled with computer proficiency and exceptional customer service skills, we encourage you to apply.

Please note that this position is based in Fort Chipewyan, AB.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Collaborate with project managers to determine building supply requirements.
  • Source, negotiate, and procure building materials, emphasizing cost-effectiveness and quality.
  • Maintain accurate records of inventory levels, orders, and deliveries.
  • Coordinate timely material deliveries, ensuring adherence to specifications and timelines.
  • Monitor inventory levels and reorder supplies to prevent shortages and project delays.
  • Conduct regular inspections of received materials for quality and compliance.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with suppliers, contractors, and internal teams.
  • Assist in developing and implementing procurement strategies aligned with budgetary constraints and sustainability goals.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, pricing, and advancements in building supplies.
  • Contribute to a safe working environment by adhering to health and safety protocols.

What We Are Looking For

  • Proven experience in administrative roles within the building supplies, construction, or related industry.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar administrative capacity.
  • Familiarity with building codes, regulations, and best practices in the construction and building supplies field.
  • Proficiency in administrative tasks, including record-keeping, inventory management, and supply coordination.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail in handling administrative processes.
  • Ability to work independently on administrative tasks and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills, with a focus on providing excellent service to both internal and external stakeholders.

Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license and own or access to a vehicle.
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when required.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

Benefits and Compensation Highlights

  • The wage for this role is $25 hourly.
  • Full-time position with typical office hours consisting of 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday however flexibility will be required for occasional work on evenings and weekends (with encouragement and support for a work-life balance)
  • Pension matching and comprehensive benefits package to support your overall well-being.

How to Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to

Application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Hiring preference will be given to members of the Mikisew Cree First Nation. We encourage qualified members of our community to apply and express their interest in contributing to the growth and success of our organization. Thank you!