Job Description


The Buyer is a critical member of the Supply Chain group for McEwen Mining. The Buyer is responsible for the acquisition of materials and administration of contracts for medium to high spend and risk. This role reports to the Procurement Superintendent and works closely with accounting and finance. Buyer supports compliance with policies and procedures, contract reviews and processes, and works to optimize contract execution. The buyer may analyze market competiveness and partner to secure supplies, equipment, services and product, to achieve the most efficient and economical result. Additionally, the Buyer will:


  • Analyze business operations needs and partner with managers to plan regular and non-regular purchase requirements;

  • Identify and develop market suppliers of operational and company needs

  • Run market comparables and acquire materials and supplies (including fuels, chemicals, parts, tools, equipment, services, etc.) cost effectively;

  • Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping using current technology;

  • Analyze budgets, and compare to actual costs; report on variances and request approvals;

  • Process and prepare for approval, purchase orders for material, equipment, and services;

  • Ensure accuracy of contracts, bids, and invoices and complete purchase records;

  • Maintain purchase records and reports; assist in audits and inventory assessments

  • Compile data and prepare a variety of reports;

  • Reconciles records with internal company employees and management, or external vendors or customers;

  • Recommends actions to resolve discrepancies;

  • Successfully handle most non-routine issues, escalate issues that cannot be resolved to management;

  • Investigates questionable data.


Qualifications and requirements

  • A four-year bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Accounting, or related experience;

  • Three (3) or more years experience working in procurement in a mining environment;

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point;

  • Advanced organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills;

  • Experience working with Great Plains ERP General Ledger/Financials is helpful;

  • Must be able to properly lift up to 50lbs safely and routinely



  • Integrity -- Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Attention to Detail -- Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Dependability -- Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Analytical Thinking -- Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

  • Achievement/Effort -- Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.


Lines of communication

  • Reports to Procurment Superintendent under the Finance Department

  • Works directly with functional managers

  • Communicates accounting information


Working conditions

  • Position is full time, typically works day-time schedules at the mine-site, and works typically in an office setting, however, will make occassional field site walks/visits

  • During site walks/visits, walk on uneaven terrain, exposure to high altitude and outdoor weather conditions, requireed to wear appropriate mandatory personal protective equipment


Company Description
McEwen Mining (McEwen Mining Nevada Inc) is a growing gold and silver producer in the Americas.
McEwen Mining's principal assets are based in Santa Cruz, Argentina (San Jos mine, with a 49% interest), Sinaloa, Mexico (El Gallo Gold mine and El Gallo Silver project), Nevada, USA (Gold Bar project), Ontario, Canada (Timmins projects) and San Juan, Argentina (Los Azules copper project).

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